New Testing, Quarantine, and Masking Requirements

New Masking Requirement for Faculty and Staff
All faculty and staff are required to wear a surgical or medical grade mask while on campus or performing work for LMU off-campus, effective Monday, Jan. 17, per L.A. County Health Officer Order.

You may obtain your own masks, or you may request masks from the university.
  • LMU faculty and staff on the Westchester campus can request a surgical or N95 mask from Environmental Health and Safety – please submit your request via this form.
  • LMU resident students may obtain surgical masks in their residence halls beginning on Friday, Jan. 14.
  • LLS faculty, staff, and students can obtain masks at the Information Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Testing and Quarantine Requirements
You are considered UP TO DATE on your vaccines per L.A. County Public Health if:
  • You are fully vaccinated and boosted, as reported in VaxLMU - OR -
  • You are fully vaccinated and not yet eligible for the booster, as reported
    in VaxLMU.
You are considered NOT UP TO DATE on your vaccines per L.A. County Public
Health if:
  • You are eligible for the booster but you have not received it, as reported in
    VaxLMU - OR -
  • You have not been fully vaccinated as reported in VaxLMU.
A table outlining eligibility specific to each brand of vaccine/booster can be found here.

What are the consequences if I am not up to date on my COVID-19 vaccine?
  • If you are exposed to a positive case, you are required to quarantine.
  • Effective Jan. 24, you are required to test weekly at the LMU Testing Center:
    - Fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster yet not boosted – 1x per week
    - Those who have an exemption or are not fully vaccinated – 2x per week
If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you are exempt from the weekly testing requirement during the 90 days post-infection.

If you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine you are exempt from quarantine if you are exposed to a positive case. You are also exempt from weekly testing requirements, though you are strongly encouraged to test weekly.

Testing appointments can be scheduled at the Westchester campus here and the LLS campus here. The Need-to-Know A-Z Index has been updated with this information.

Booster Requirement for All Students, Faculty, and Staff
LMU requires that eligible community members obtain their COVID-19 booster within one month of eligibility and upload their booster record in Vax LMU using their phone or tablet by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2022 (or within one month of eligibility for those who are not yet eligible), unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

Per the CDC, people who are currently in isolation should defer vaccination until they recover from the acute illness and have been cleared from isolation. Read more here.

Thank you for your patience as we review booster records. You are considered in compliance with the booster requirement even if you have submitted it and you have not yet received confirmation of approval. You can find a booster site near you at For questions, students should contact and faculty and staff should contact

Reminder: Isolation/Quarantine Changes
On Dec. 31, the L.A. County Department of Public Health added a new option for early release from isolation and quarantine. Consistent with the county protocol, the COVID Support Team provides the following options to those who test positive or are exposed to a positive case:
  • Individuals who are in isolation because they are COVID-19 positive have the option to remain in isolation for 10 days or they may be cleared from isolation as early as day 6 provided that they test negative with an antigen test on day 5 or later and they remain asymptomatic or their symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • Individuals who are in quarantine because they are exposed to a positive case and are not up to date on their vaccines have the option to remain in quarantine for 10 days or they may be cleared from quarantine as early as day 6 provided that they remain asymptomatic and test negative on day 5 or later with a PCR test. Those who have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days are no longer exempt from quarantine, and are instructed to utilize an antigen test in place of a PCR test.

LMU COVID Testing Center Closed on Monday, Jan. 17
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the LMU COVID Testing Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17. Testing regimens must still be met around holiday closures. Up-to-date hours and availability can be viewed when making a testing appointment. The testing center will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Campus Mail Center Modified Hours of OperationThe Campus Mail Center (University Hall, 1st floor) will operate under a modified schedule with new operating hours being Monday-Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Distribution Center (University Hall, P2) operating hours will continue to be Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.