Changes to COVID-19 Exposure Notification
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.