Pre-Return COVID-19 Testing for Students
With ongoing COVID-19 transmission in our communities, the university asks all students to get tested and obtain a negative result before returning to any LMU campus – including the LLS campus – for the fall semester. 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.
You can find information about testing centers in L.A. County here. COVID-19 testing may also be obtained at pharmacies, through your primary care physician, urgent care centers, and community COVID-19 testing sites.
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.
If you test positive, isolate and do not travel. If you are feeling sick, stay home and get tested regardless of your vaccination status. Find additional tips at the A-Z Index. Students should notify their professors directly if they are unable to attend class because they are in isolation.
Masks Required in Classes, Meetings, Events, and Gatherings
Individuals are required to wear masks during indoor class instruction, regardless of the number of people in the room. Masks are also required during indoor meetings, events, and gatherings with 10 or more people. If you are serving food at a meeting, event or gathering, it must be held outdoors to comply with the indoor masking policy. Masks are not required outdoors.
As a reminder, LLS students, faculty, and staff 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. Outside of those hours, masks may be obtained from LLS Security. Students may also obtain masks after hours at the Rains Library Circulation Desk.
COVID Vaccine and Booster Required
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.
Upload your vaccine and booster information in Vax LMU using your phone or tablet (learn how to access your COVID-19 vaccine records) as soon as possible and prior to your arrival on campus. You can find a booster site near you at vaccines.gov. For questions, students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org; faculty and staff should contact email@example.com.
As a reminder, those who have a religious or medical exemption, or are not yet eligible to be fully vaccinated and boosted, are required to test weekly at the LLS COVID Testing Center.
Free On-Campus COVID Testing at LLS COVID Testing Center
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.
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.
In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy, please continue to follow standard public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Wash your hands frequently (with hand sanitizer, or soap and water for at least 20 seconds). If you have tested positive for COVID-19, notify the COVID Support
- If you have been exposed to an individual who is positive for COVID-19, contact the COVID Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.568.6868, and find self-care instructions here.
- If you feel sick, do not go to class or work, and please follow these instructions.
- The LLS COVID Dashboard is at available here.
- Have a question that you cannot find addressed? Submit it to the LLS Community Support Form.