Campus Activity Status

This page will continue to be updated in real time, in alignment with changing protocols from Cal/OSHA and Public Health. LMU encourages community members to bookmark the link for easy reference during the summer and fall 2021 semesters. 

Last updated: July 16, 2021

Administrative & Academic Building Access

 

Buildings are open during business hours, Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

If after-hours access is required to complete your work, please submit your request to your Dean or Vice President.


Building Lobbies & Waiting Areas

 

Furniture may be open for public use. Distancing requirements no longer apply.


Campus Access

 

Prior approval is required for campus access.

The Loyola Boulevard and LMU Drive gates are open to vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists who have been approved to access campus, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors and those who do not have a OneCard must enter through LMU Drive.

All employees who have campus access and who are not registered in Vax LMU as fully vaccinated must get tested twice per week at the on-campus COVID Testing Center.

Staff who do not have campus access should consult with their manager to determine when their access will be restored.

LMU Official Reopens on July 26

LMU’s Westchester campus will officially reopen to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, July 26, 2021. Employees who have been working remotely should continue working with their supervisors on when they should return to the office. Further information from Human Resources regarding campus reopening will be forthcoming.

Effective July 26, administrative and academic buildings will reopen to LMU’s pre-pandemic hours of seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. OneCard holders will be able to access the LMU Westchester campus during those times using the LMU Drive or Loyola Boulevard entrances. Those approved to access campus after 10 p.m. (i.e., campus residents and employees approved to work on campus after hours), may tap in at the LMU Drive entrance. (The Loyola Boulevard gate is closed to all vehicles at 10 p.m.; pedestrians will be required to tap in.)

Please note that campus access will continue to be restricted to students, faculty, staff, and other OneCard holders (e.g. contractors) at this time; only visitors and guests who are approved by a dean or vice president are permitted on campus. 

As shared previously, Environmental Health and Safety continues to work with each unit’s COVID Safety Liaison to ensure offices are aligned with Cal/OSHA and public health requirements. Details on current campus activity status may be found here. Please contact your unit’s COVID Safety Liaison with additional questions.

 


Campus Business Hours

 

Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Effective July 26, administrative and academic buildings will reopen to LMU’s pre-pandemic hours of seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. OneCard holders will be able to access the LMU Westchester campus during those times using the LMU Drive or Loyola Boulevard entrances. Those approved to access campus after 10 p.m. (i.e., campus residents and employees approved to work on campus after hours), may tap in at the LMU Drive entrance. (The Loyola Boulevard gate is closed to all vehicles at 10 p.m.; pedestrians will be required to tap in.)

 


Campus Deliveries

 

Department Deliveries – Contact the Distribution Center at dchd@lmu.edu when you wish to resume mail and package deliveries. The DC is able to make twice-weekly visits to all Mail Stops based on your campus location, to both deliver and pick up outbound mail. Your office space must be open and consistently staffed for service to begin. Staff are always welcome to visit the DC to pick up or drop off any items between scheduled stops.

Effective August 2, twice-weekly services will expand to all campus offices. Daily deliveries will resume by early September when the DC student workforce has returned.

Sparkletts Water and Coffee Service – Sparkletts will resume its biweekly water and coffee service the first week of August. 


Campus Tours

 

Drive through campus tours are available during business hours. Walking tours are scheduled to resume September 13. Contact Admissions for details.


CARES Act

 

In June 2020, LMU received more than $2.3 million in CARES Act funding for direct student aid. More information and details on who is eligible and how to receive the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant can be found on the Financial Aid website. For information on CARES Act eligibility, view the CARES Act Report.


COVID Dashboard

 

For current figures on isolated, quarantined and confirmed cases of COVID-19 at LMU, please consult the COVID Dashboard.


Customer Service Windows/Counters

 

Service counters may reopen. Please work with your manager or unit leader on reopening plans. Plexiglass barriers are not required, but may be requested via a unit’s COVID Safety Liaison.


Face Coverings

  • Fully Vaccinated in Vax LMU:
    • L.A. County announced that it will reinstate a mandate requiring all individuals to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The new mandate goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. LMU community members must wear masks indoors on our campuses, regardless of vaccination status, beginning at 12 a.m. on Sunday, July 18. We will share further updates when available.
  • Not Fully Vaccinated in Vax LMU:
    • Required indoors, except while eating and drinking (physical distancing is required) or in private office with the door closed.
    • Required outdoors in crowded environments and/or where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
    • Optional while outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained
    • Note: Twice per week testing at the on-campus COVID Testing Center is also required for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Field Work

 

There are no specific COVID restrictions on field work.


Filming on Campus

 

SFTV Fall 2021 Safety Guidelines are currently being finalized for filming on and off campus. All film sets must abide by current L.A. County Public Health guidelines, including current mask mandates and other restrictions. The SFTV Production Administration Team will continue to monitor additional County filming addendum updates.

Student film projects must comply with SFTV Safety Guidelines and be approved by SFTV; contact Laura Greenlee for details. 


Illness

 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with an individual with COVID-19, begin self-isolating and call your healthcare provider immediately. Students can also call Student Health Services (310.338.2881) and faculty/staff can call the LMU COVID Support Team at 310.568.6868 or COVIDSupportTeam@lmu.edu


In-Person Meetings

 

There are no COVID restrictions on in-person meetings. Food and beverages may be served.

Due to limited staff support, the Conference & Event Services department is only able to book fixed event spaces, as they cannot provide equipment delivery, setup or make adjustments to event space. To book your meeting or if you have questions, please email scheduling@lmu.edu.


Instruction

 

Instruction will continue to be offered via distance-learning as scheduled for Summer Sessions I and II.

In alignment with public health guidance, fall 2021 instruction and learning spaces will return to pre-COVID capacities (with no distancing requirements). 


International Students

 

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) continues to serve as a dedicated resource for international students, including questions related to vaccinations and traveling back to Los Angeles. You may contact oiss@lmu.edu with questions unique to your personal situation.

LMU is accepting all vaccinations that are approved for emergency use by the WHO. Students who have a non-WHO approved vaccination will be required to receive a WHO-approved vaccine prior to enrollment. Please visit our FAQ page for the latest information and instructions.


International Travel

 

All university-sponsored international travel is suspended through August 2021. This suspension includes study abroad, programs with international components, research trips, conferences, immersion trips, volunteer or work programs, service learning, fellowships, or professional development activities.


Library

 

The Library remains open to those who are approved to access campus. To learn more about in-person services, click here. To reserve a study space, click here


Lion Health Check

 

As of June 28, 2021, the Lion Health Check is no longer required for LMU students, faculty, staff, on-campus residents, or others with OneCard access.

Visitors who are approved to access campus, must continue to complete the Lion Health Check prior to entering campus.


Loyola Law School Community

 

Members of the LMU Loyola Law School community should review the LLS Student FAQs and LLS Faculty & Staff FAQs. For questions specific to LLS, please contact LMU Loyola Law School Student Affairs at 213.736.8151, or  studentaffairs@lls.edu.


Meals

 

Communal Meals
Providing food at meetings and/or in the office is permitted. Since all those who are eating together may not be vaccinated, it is encouraged that meals are eaten outdoors, that buffet-style is avoided or limited, and that those who are not vaccinated are able to maintain a 6-ft distance from others while eating as practical.

Break Rooms
Full use of breakrooms is permitted. Since all those who use the breakroom may not be vaccinated, individuals should be able to distance themselves from others. Congregating or crowding should be reduced to the extent feasible.  

Coffee Pots & Water Coolers
Water coolers and shared coffee pots are permitted.

 


Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

 

Students can contact Student Psychological Services at 310.338.2868 to schedule an appointment via telephone or Zoom. In-person appointments are dependent on current L.A. County Public Health guidelines. You may also connect with an on-call therapist, available 24/7, by calling 310.338.2868 and pressing #2. Additionally, Therapy Assist Online (TAO) provides psycho-educational material and is available to all students at tao@lmu.edu.

Employees can utilize the Employee Assistance Program, which offers a 24-hour emergency hotline as well as phone or video counseling sessions. To make an appointment, call 877.240.6863 for 24/7 support. For additional wellness information, please visit Human Resources/Wellness.


On-Campus Dining

 

Grab & Go meals are currently available at the C-store Leavey. All other campus dining venues will begin to re-open on a rolling basis for weekday operations as follows:

  • July 26 - Iggy’s Café   (11:00am- 2:00pm)
  • August 2 – Starbucks  (8:00am – 2:00pm)
  • August 9 – Einstein’s Bagels (8:00am – 2:00pm)

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing will be fully open for the 2021-22 academic year. Room assignments will be confirmed via email in mid-July.

Students must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption to live in on-campus housing. Vaccination submissions for resident students are due no later than Aug. 6, 2021. The exemption request deadline for resident students was June 30, 2021.

Questions about fall student housing may directed to Student Housing.


On-Campus Retail and Bookstore

 

The Bookstore is open – check the website for hours.


Outdoor Seating

 

Outdoor areas are open for use without restriction.


Recreational Facilities

 

The Burns Recreation Center is scheduled to reopen for fall 2021. Exact dates and hours of operation will be available in early August. 

The BRC and all other campus recreation venues will operate under the most current L.A. County Department of Public Health and university guidelines. 

The BRC pool is open during summer 2021 for students with OneCard campus access and faculty/staff who have purchased a summer pool pass. 


Resident Hall Access

 

Limited to residents only. Non-residents, non-residential staff and others are prohibited, except essential visitors such as personal care attendants for students with disabilities.


Ride-Sharing and Transportation

 

Multiple individuals sharing a cart or riding in a vehicle together is permitted. Vehicle windows should be opened whenever practical, and masks are required for individuals not considered “fully vaccinated” in Vax LMU.

The LMU Shuttle is not operational at this time. 


Spectators at Athletics Competitions

 

Only those ticketed by invitation of Athletics/Student Athletes at this time.


Student Activities

 

The university plans to resume in-person student events, activities and programs in fall 2021. The procedures for registered student organizations to request event approval and to reserve space and are available here.

Student leaders of departmental student programs (i.e., ASLMU, Mane Entertainment, RHA, Intercultural Facilitators, etc.) should reserve on-campus event spaces through their staff advisor.

All student events and activities, whether on or off campus, will be subject to the most current L.A. County Department of Public Health and university guidelines. 

Student activities will continue to be conducted virtually this summer.


Testing on Campus

 

LMU offers free on-campus COVID testing to those individuals approved for campus access. To register for an appointment, please use the Rave Mobile App under the Lion Health tab. To learn more, visit the On-campus COVID-19 Testing Center page.


University Sponsored Events (conferences, receptions, ceremonies, performances, or meetings involving food)

 

Meetings and events are permitted on campus. Reservations can be made with the Event Scheduling Office starting July 6 for the fall semester using the 25Live scheduling portal. We anticipate resuming events with external guests on Sept. 10, 2021, subject to changes in alignment with guidance from public health authorities. Please make event reservations with the Event Scheduling Office for the fall semester using the 25Live Scheduling Portal (more information here).


Vax LMU

 

Vax LMU is the university’s confidential vaccination documentation portal. All LMU staff, faculty, and students are asked to upload proof of vaccination in order to be exempt from campus testing and mask mandates. To upload, simply open lmu.edu/vaxlmu on your phone, snap a photo of your vaccination card once you’re in the app, and submit. If you need help uploading your card, you may visit the COVID Testing Center inside the Burns Rec Center and a staff member will assist you.


Working on Campus

 

Employees may return to work on campus as approved by their manager.

 

COVID Testing
Testing twice per week is required for employees who have campus access and are not registered as fully vaccinated in Vax LMU.

Testing is also available to fully vaccinated employees who are interested in getting tested. Appointments are required. For additional details, visit the COVID Testing Center website.

COVID Vaccine
After receiving your second COVID vaccine dose (or your first if Johnson & Johnson), upload your vaccination record in Vax LMU. (Tip: Use your phone or tablet, so you can take a picture of your record from within the Vax LMU website!)


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