Mandatory Testing for Those Approved to be On-Campus
Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, as the campus population increases and in-person instruction resumes for specific courses (we are currently in Phase I, where instruction is limited to training for essential workforce only), regular surveillance testing will be mandated for specific students, faculty, staff and contractors approved for on-campus access. Surveillance testing is an effective infection control strategy, particularly when there is in-person instruction, residency, and other approved activity on campus that brings individuals into close proximity with others. Testing helps slow the spread and keep members of our community safe.
Students, faculty, staff, and contractors who are required to get tested beginning Jan. 4 will be notified by Dec. 18 with information on their testing group and instructions for scheduling.
Those subject to mandatory testing will be divided into three categories based on their required testing frequency, as follows:
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Testing once per week (every 7 days is required for the following individuals who are on campus one day per week:
Testing twice per week at set intervals is required for the following individuals who are on campus two (2) or more days per week. Tests should be scheduled 3-4 days apart; if an individual's on-campus schedule does not allow for this, testing may be scheduled two days apart:
Testing at unique intervals due to sporadic or rotating on-campus work schedules or other specialized circumstances:
*Details on collegiate athletics testing requirements, including definition of athletics staff categorized by tier is documented in the Athletics Return to Competition Plan.
All other faculty and staff approved to be on campus may voluntarily get tested once per week. Especially during the safer at home order, an individual should not come to campus for voluntary testing just to get tested.
For more information, visit http://www.lmu.edu/covidtesting.
Questions about testing may be directed to COVIDTesting@lmu.edu
Campus Winter Holiday Break Closure
The Westchester Campus will be closed for the Winter Holiday Break, Dec. 24 - Jan. 3. Only those who live on campus, are assigned to work on campus over the holidays, or have pre-approved exceptions to access campus for time-sensitive work, will continue to have access at the LMU Drive entrance during the holiday closure. For unique circumstances—work that is time sensitive that can only be completed on campus—please submit your exception request to your dean or vice president. Requests from deans or vice presidents for campus access during the holidays should be made to Public Safety via the online one-time campus access form no later than noon on Friday, Dec. 18.