What to Expect in Spring 2022

December 15, 2021

What to Expect in Spring 2022
When LMU’s campuses reopen for Spring 2022, current university protocols will remain in place, including campus access guidelines. Please refer to the A-Z index and the Resources section of lmu.edu/together for additional details.

COVID-19 Boosters 
LMU requires that eligible community members provide proof that they have received a COVID-19 booster 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. Those who have already received an exemption do not need to request an additional exemption for the booster. You can view the CDC's recommended booster eligibility timeline here

Upload your booster information as soon as possible in Vax LMU using your phone or tablet (remember to check FAQs for any updates regarding further instructions, tips, and resources for accessing your COVID-19 vaccine records). You can find a booster site near you at vaccines.gov. For questions, students should contact deanofstudents@lmu.edu and faculty and staff should contact hr@lmu.edu.

COVID Testing Over Winter Break
LMU’s Westchester COVID Testing Center will close on Friday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.; the LMU Loyola Law School COVID Testing Center will close on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Both centers will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3. During the winter break, the COVID Support Team will provide off-campus testing options for those who are symptomatic or exposed to a COVID positive case.

As you prepare to see family and friends over winter break, the L.A. County Department of Public Health encourages you to get tested before and after gathering with large groups outside of your household. Testing centers can be found on the L.A. County website. You may also contact a local urgent care center or coordinate with your primary care physician.

Travel Reminders
The L.A. County Department of Public Health recently updated its Travel Advisory and Guidance to fully align with guidelines issued by the CDC:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine upon return from domestic or international travel, regardless of your travel destination. Testing 3-5 days upon your return home is recommended. You should self-isolate if any symptoms develop before you get tested or while you await your test results.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should quarantine upon return from domestic or international travel. It is recommended that you test for COVID-19 3-5 days after your return; even if you test negative, you should remain in quarantine for 7 full days. If you do not test upon your return, you should quarantine for
    10 days.
  • Also, for those traveling to other locations in California, the state has ordered a statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces from Dec. 15 through Jan. 15.
Additional details can be found on lmu.edu/together. More information from L.A. County regarding requirements for testing prior to your departure, health and safety travel tips, and other details as well as CDC Travel Guidelines are available to review.


Campus Access Over Winter Break
The LMU Westchester campus will remain open to students, faculty, and staff over winter break. Please note that all administrative and academic buildings will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Buildings will resume normal operational hours on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. If there are extenuating circumstances that require access to an administrative or academic building during winter break, deans or vice presidents should submit the request to campusaccess@lmu.edu no later than Friday, Dec. 17 at noon.

The LMU Loyola Law School campus will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. However, LLS faculty and staff may access campus on an as-needed/emergency basis over the break by checking in and showing their LLS ID card to Campus Security.


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 COVIDSupportTeam@lmu.edu 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:

Please continue to check LMU's Reopening 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.