Current Indoor Masking Protocols on LMU’s Campuses Remain Unchanged


Due to reduced transmission and hospitalizations, the L.A. County Department of Public Health announced yesterday that they will not move forward with universal indoor masking. As a reminder, at this time LMU requires masks for indoor meetings, gatherings, and learning spaces with 10 or more individuals. Please note that masks remain strongly recommended indoors regardless of gathering size, except when alone or while eating and drinking.

Reminder: Free Masks Available for the LMU Community

LMU continues to provide N95 and surgical masks free of charge:

  • Faculty and staff on the Westchester Campus may request an N95 or surgical mask from Environmental Health and Safety online. 
  • Students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the Westchester Campus may obtain surgical masks in Malone, VDA, University Hall, Campus Safety, Burns Rec Center, and the William H. Hannon Library.
  • LMU resident students may obtain surgical masks in their residence halls. 
  • LLS students, faculty, and staff may obtain masks at the Information Center.

These protocols are subject to change as the university remains in alignment with changing guidance from public health authorities. For further information, please refer to the LMU Together A-Z Index.

*Masks are still required in specific indoor settings on campus where public health protocols require their continued use. Presently, the following areas require masks indoors: Student Health Services, Student Psychological Services, and the LMU shuttle. Other university departments or units are not authorized to set their own protocols. 

New Hours and Registration for On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Center

Beginning Aug. 1, the on-campus LMU COVID-19 Testing Center will offer expanded operating hours and a new registration system. Hours of operation will be Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and 9:30–11 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Testing Center will be closed on weekends. Additionally, advance appointments will no longer be required. The new registration process is:

  • Submit a one-time registration in the university’s new portal
  • Receive a personalized QR code
  • Walk up to the Testing Center window and show the QR code for all future testing

LMU continues to offer free COVID testing to all students, faculty, staff, and contractors. To generate your personalized QR code for future COVID testing, please follow the registration prompts on the new online portal. Further information can be found at the LMU COVID-19 Testing Center webpage.