Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update

03.12.20

LMU continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. Please visit LMU’s  Coronavirus Website  for the latest information and guidance.

Updated Travel Restrictions

Today, 29 countries in Europe have moved to a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice. The CDC has indicated that anyone who has traveled to one of those countries or any other Level 3 country in the last 14 days should self-isolate. If you traveled to a Level 3 country and returned prior to this announcement from the CDC, you should remain home and self-isolate until 14 days from the date of your return. Anyone who has traveled to a level 3 country is not permitted to return to campus until the conclusion of the 14-day period. Please note that you may not self-isolate on our campuses. We recommend checking the  CDC website  regularly for an updated list of Travel Health Notices. Supervisors and employees should contact  Human Resources  for further guidance or information as appropriate. Students should contact the Dean of Students office at 310.338.3756 or via  email.

LMU Athletics Cancels Remainder of Spring Seasons

LMU has canceled all athletics events for the spring season, a decision guided by the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the West Coast Conference. This includes all competitions, formal, and organized practices in all sports.

Feast of St. Joseph Canceled

Due to updated guidelines for large gatherings released today by the California Department of Public Health, the Feast Day of St. Joseph, scheduled for March 19 from 12 noon—2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, has been canceled.

Modified Mass Schedules

Please note the changes below to Mass schedules:

  • March 13: Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. and noon.
  • March 15, 22, and 29: All Masses are canceled (10 a.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.).
  • March 16—31: Masses at 7:30 a.m. will be celebrated; Masses at noon are canceled.
  • March 19: The Solemnity of St. Joseph is canceled.
  • March 28: The Alpha Sigma Nu Mass and Induction Ceremony at 1 p.m. is canceled.
  • March 28:  The Mass for the Evangelization Conference at 4 p.m. is canceled.
  • April 1: The César Chávez Prayer Service and Luncheon is being postponed.

LMU Dining Services

LMU Dining Services plans to offer simplified food offerings and significantly reduced hours of operation in conjunction with recommendations by the CDC. When details are finalized, more information will be shared.

COVID-19 Updates

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at LMU. The university is aware of three community members who have been tested for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying individuals as appropriate. We have consulted with L.A. County Department of Public Health and are following their guidance. They indicate that our community risk factors remain low. Due to spring break, we believe potential community exposure has been very limited. We will keep the community apprised of appropriate updates.

Department of Public Safety Available 24/7

If you have visited a country affected by COVID-19, are currently being tested, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at 310.338.2894. This is to ensure LMU can take the necessary precautions to limit any exposure or provide guidance for those returning from international travel to ensure adherence to travel advisories.