Update: Masks Recommended, But Not Required on Campuses
Changes to COVID-19 Exposure Notification
In response to L.A. County’s recent move into the medium tier of COVID-19 transmission
and recent updates from the CDC, LMU will no longer require masks.
The university continues to recommend masking for certain indoor settings (including shuttles), welcomes community members who choose to mask, and asks everyone to respect each other’s masking preferences. As a reminder, LLS students, faculty, staff, and visitors may obtain masks at the Information Center, which is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.
Over the summer, LMU revised the university’s exposure notification protocol to align with exposure management policies issued by the California Department of Public Health and L.A. County Department of Public Health. In a classroom, office, conference room, or similarly sized space with a capacity of 30 people, every individual in the space is considered a close contact. In those instances, all individuals in the class would receive an exposure notification. In larger spaces, close contacts are defined as only those within 6 feet of the infected individual. Seating charts in all classrooms will continue to be required to facilitate contact tracing. As seating charts in larger classrooms are finalized at the outset of the semester, close contacts may be interpreted more broadly to help ensure notification of impacted individuals. This policy is subject to change as the university remains in alignment with changing guidance from public health authorities.
COVID Vaccine and Booster Required
Free On-Campus COVID Testing at LLS COVID Testing Center The
university requires that eligible community members
provide proof that they have received their COVID-19 vaccine and at least one COVID-19 booster, unless they have a medical or religious exemption. Those who have already received a vaccine exemption do not need to request an additional exemption for the booster. As a reminder, you are eligible for your booster six months after you have received two doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or WHO approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccines or two months after you have received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
LLS continues to offer free COVID testing to all students, faculty, staff, and contractors. Advance appointments are no longer required. Simply submit a one-time registration in the university’s new portal
, receive a personalized QR code, and show the QR code when you walk up to the LLS Testing Center, located in the Bannan Room on the first floor of the Burns Building. Your QR code is valid for all future testing. Beginning Monday, August 15, the LLS Testing Center will be offering expanded hours from 12-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; it is closed Friday through Sunday.
Pre-Return COVID-19 Testing
As has been annouced
, pre-return testing is required for all university students, including law students. Students must submit their negative test or attestation here.
You may take a PCR test up to two days prior to your return, or a rapid antigen test (including at-home tests) within one day of your return. (Note: If you tested positive in the last 90 days, use an antigen test only.) Students who have already returned to campus may take their test up to two days prior to the start of fall classes. To help ensure the safety of our community, the university also asks faculty and staff to receive a negative test before the start of the school year.
Questions About Your Workspace? Contact COVID Safety Liaison
LLS staff and faculty with COVID policy questions specific to their office or department should contact Marianne Carlton
or Joe Archie
for more details.
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