Self-Monitoring, Symptom Tracking, and Isolation / Quarantine Procedures
To facilitate self-monitoring, the university has developed Lion Health Check, a symptom tracker that must be completed daily (via the Rave Guardian mobile app or online at lmu.edu/lionhealthcheck) by anyone who accesses campus prior to coming to campus. Lion Health Check will ask you a series of COVID-19 related questions, scripted and mandated by LA County Department of Public Health; your responses will either clear you to come to campus or instruct you not to come campus and to contact your healthcare provider and LMU’s COVID Support Team to identify next steps.
Lion Health Check is a mobile app that can also be accessed online. Your responses will not be captured or stored. LMU’s COVID Support Team will receive notification for each individual who is denied access to campus based on their responses so that the team may provide support and additional instructions.
- Given responses in Lion Health Check, an individual will either be approved to come to campus (with a green check and subsequent email) or prohibited from accessing campus (with a red "x" and subsequent email, including instructions and requirements). Students, employees, and visitors are required to stay home if they are sick or if they have been in close contact with someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Individuals are required to immediately leave campus if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow LA County Department of Public Heath's Home Isolation Instructions if symptoms develop or if you test positive for COVID-19.
- Follow LACDPH’s Home Quarantine Instructions if you were exposed to someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
- Students, employees, and visitors are required to adhere to all local, state, and federal quarantine/self-isolation requirements upon confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test or being exposed to COVID-19.
- Students, employees, and visitors who access campus are required upon confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test, a medical provider suspects they have COVID-19 due to symptoms, or an exposure to COVID-19 to notify the COVID Support Team at 310.568.6868.
- Students, employees, and visitors who access campus are required to provide full-cooperation with contact tracing mandates. Contact tracing will be conducted by LMU’s COVID Support Team in consultation with LACDPH. Contact tracing is required when an individual has confirmation of a COVID-19 positive test or a medical provider suspects they have COVID-19 due to symptoms.
- Clearance from LMU’s COVID Support Team will be required in order to return to campus.
- Students, employees, and visitors who return from an international destination are required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.
- If an individual wishes to be tested, they may seek COVID-19 testing through their primary healthcare provider or by contacting Human Resources.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that one of the most effective ways of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is limiting in-person contact with others, known as social distancing or physical distancing. The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) similarly recommends increased social distancing when preparing workplaces to respond to COVID-19. In addition, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) requires employers to implement social distancing measures and the use of face coverings as a condition of accessing campus.
Positive Cases on Campus
In the event of a concentration of positive COVID-19 cases on campus, Public Safety will send an LMU Alert to the larger LMU community (including students, faculty, staff, and those registered for SMS alerts), notifying them of the outbreak. This measure is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. As of July 8, 2020, a set of three (3) or more related positive cases is the legal requirement for an LMU Alert. For singular, unrelated cases, Public Safety will notify all individuals who have had close contact with the positive case.
In an area where a person who is positive for COVID or suspected to have COVID has been, additional measures for cleaning will be implemented.
For further guidance on symptom checks and isolation/quarantine procedures, please visit the following resources:
- Employee Screening
- Home Quarantine Guidelines
- Home Quarantine Guidelines - Español
- Home Isolation Guidelines
- Home Isolation Guidelines - Español
- Contact Tracing
- Contact Tracing - Español
- LACDPH COVID-19 Testing Strategy
- LACDPH COVID-19 Testing Strategy - Español
- CDC Viral Testing – Current Infection