Self-Monitoring, Symptom Tracking, and Isolation / Quarantine Procedures
To facilitate self-monitoring, the university has developed Lion Health Check, a symptom tracker that each employee must complete daily (via the Rave Guardian mobile app or online at lmu.edu/lionhealthcheck) before 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 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. Only information related to "need-to-know" business will be shared with Human Resources or management.
- 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 any person living in the same residence is sick with COVID-19 symptoms.
- Employees and visitors are required to immediately leave campus if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
- 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 are required upon confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test or an exposure to COVID-19 to inform Human Resources and the Department of Public Safety. Employees may be covered by workers' compensation upon confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test or because of exposure in the workplace. Sick pay entitlements and other resources will be provided.
- Students, employees, and visitors are required to provide full-cooperation with Contact Tracing mandates. Contact tracing will be conducted by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health in consultation with designated university staff. Contact tracing is required when an individual has confirmation of a COVID-19 positive test (an infected person), has been within six feet of someone for at least 15- minutes starting from 2-days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the infected person is isolated.
- Medical clearance may be required before returning 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. Student Health Services is also developing plans for on-campus testing for students.
- 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 personal protective equipment (PPE) as a condition of reopening 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 positive for 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