UCLA Chancellor Gene Block under self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced Friday he is self-quarantining himself for two weeks after coming into contact with someone
with the coronavirus.

"I am self-quarantining at home for 14 days after being in contact with someone who has COVID-19,'' Block wrote on his Twitter page. "I have no symptoms & continue to run UCLA, but wanted to keep you informed. I know others are in similar situations & I want you to know the Bruin community supports you.''

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Last week three UCLA students tested negative for coronavirus after being in self-isolation.

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Block, 71, has been UCLA's chancellor since August 2007.  According to his official biography, Block has a psychology degree from Stanford University and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Oregon. He previously served as vice president and provost of the University of Virginia.

 USC President Carol Folt took to Twitter to send her support to Block.

"Sending our best wishes to you and everyone at UCLA,'' she wrote. "Los Angeles is a strong community, and we're always here for our neighbors across town.''

He says he has not developed any symptoms of the illness.