Daily Update for Students With Student Health & Library Information

03.17.20

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.

Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) remains committed to the health and safety of all our students. Due to the campus transition to online course delivery, and the guidelines from the CDC and the American College Health Association (ACHA), SHS strongly supports the practice of social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. SHS will screen all students who are experiencing symptoms of an illness or injury by phone or email to determine the best course of treatment. You may contact SHS by phone at 310.338.2881 or by secure email messaging through our patient portal.

SHS also shares the following additional services and resources for students:

  • Prescription Refills
    SHS may be able to refill prescriptions if the originator of the prescription was an SHS staff member, and you remain in the state of California. You will need to contact your other healthcare provider for a refill request if you are out of state or SHS did not initially provide the prescription.
  • After Hours Care
    If SHS is closed and you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. If your symptoms are not life-threatening and you live in the Westchester area, please visit the SHS website for a list of nearby urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments. You may also contact the LMU Department of Public Safety for on-campus emergencies at 310.338.2893. If you are not living on campus and are out of the local area, contact your local healthcare provider.
  • Telehealth Options – Private Health Insurance
    Another important resource may be your private health insurance carrier. We highly recommend that students and parents contact their health insurance provider to see if telehealth is being offered. Most health insurance plans offer a form of telehealth in their coverage. Thank you, and we hope you stay healthy in the coming weeks.

William H. Hannon Library Closure
The William H. Hannon will close beginning March 18. Librarians will be available to answer questions through their online chat service. Students and faculty can also request an appointment via Zoom with a librarian. Librarians can provide guided virtual tours on using the catalog, searching ebooks, using digital collections, or navigating databases. Students who need access to online materials should utilize the resources listed on our online resources page. For ongoing service updates during the closure, please go to LMU Library News.

Commencement Update
Recent guidance from the CDC about the spread of COVID-19 and large events has impacted our Commencement 2020 plans. While we have not made a decision about when and how we will celebrate Commencement, we are actively exploring options and anticipate sharing more information soon.

LMU Radio on Auto-Pilot
KLMU KXLU will move to automated programming from Wednesday, March 18 and to Wednesday, April 1 at 9 a.m. (subject to changes). Automated programming will consist of a variety of curated multi-genre playlists, KXLU LIVE compilations, and previously aired radio programs.

Updated Mass Information
All public Masses on campus have been cancelled until further notice in alignment with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ announcement that all Masses are suspended due to the current health threat of COVID-19. Updates will be posted at ministry.lmu.edu.

Campus Operations
Our campuses are operating with limited services.

  • LMU Westchester Main Campus: Operations are reduced to essential services.
  • LMU Playa Vista Campus: LMUPVC is closed except to faculty and staff with access. LMUPVC shuttles are temporarily closed. Services will resume when LMUPVC reopens at normal operations.
  • LMU Loyola Law School Campus: LLS is closed to all but essential staff.

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 310.338.2893. 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.

Questions
Please continue to check the Coronavirus Website and FAQs to answer any questions you may have. If you cannot answer your question there or if there is other information you would like to see in our advisories, please complete this form.