Regional Stay at Home Order for Southern California


On Saturday, Dec. 5, the California Deparment of Public Health announced that the Southern California Region, which includes Los Angeles County, will be under a Regional Stay at Home Ordereffective Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. This order is due to Southern California now having under 15% Intensive Care Unit availability in the region’s hospitals. The order will remain in effect for at least three weeks and, after that period, will be assessed on a weekly basis. The order will be lifted once the projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. The L.A. County health order has been modified to align with the new state order.

Campus Operations Update

The status of LMU campus operations is unchanged by the new Stay at Home order. As a reminder, only those individuals approved for campus access whose work is considered absolutely essential should come to campus. Individuals must wear masks at all times while on campus (unless they are alone in their own private office or residence with the door closed), and remain 6 feet apart. L.A. County’s updated Protocols for Institutions of Higher Education also asks that individuals who need to eat while on campus should do so in their own office/residence or outside, whenever possible.

Additionally, the Lion Health Check will be modified in compliance with the latest protocol. Question 2 of the symptom tracker will now ask (changes in bold) “Are you currently under quarantine or isolation, or have you been tested for COVID-19 within the last 14 days due to the presence of symptoms or exposure to an individual who is positive for COVID-19?” While the CDC has recently updated their quarantine requirements, protocols within L.A. county remain unchanged at this time. This update will go into effect on Monday, December 7.

Campus Winter Holiday 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.

Exposure or Confirmed COVID Positive

If you reside or work on campus and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, are currently being tested, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the COVID Support Team immediately at or 310.568.6868. This is to ensure LMU can provide you with support, take the necessary precautions to limit exposure on campus, and provide guidance for those affected by COVID-19.

Support Resources and Services

Please note the university has resources and services available to support and assist our community:

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