COVID Health and Safety Guidelines

​COVID-19 Exposure

  • Anyone who has been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19 does NOT need to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Every exposed person must take a test within 3-5 days, wear a mask for 10 days, and monitor their symptoms.

Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases

Anyone in the community that tests positive for COVID-19 must report their status using the LiveSafe app, emailing, and will need to isolate. After positive results are reported the COVID Compliance Team will reach out to the individual with instructions and specific questions for the purpose of contact tracing.

Individuals may return to class after the following:

  • They have isolated until they have not had a fever for 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medication) and other symptoms are improving.
  • After isolation has ended, wear a mask for at least a period of 10 days from the start of symptoms or from the date of the positive test result

In alignment with CDC Recommendations for Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated isolation recommendations in January 2024. Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate until they are feeling well, symptoms are improving, and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

COVID-19 Testing

If a student, faculty or staff member shows symptoms of COVID-19, they should use the link below to:

  • Find a testing site.

  • If a student has a positive COVID-19 test, they should contact the COVID Compliance Team at to notify them of having tested positive, self-isolate until fever free for 24 hours, and contact their primary care provider/clinic for proper medical guidance. A student does not need proof of a negative test to return to campus.

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Recent Developments

As Emergency Orders End, Lifesaving COVID-19 Tools Remain Readily Accessible Throughout Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County COVID-19 Update (March 11, 2023)

With recent decisions to end federal, state and local emergency orders related to COVID- 19, Los Angeles County residents are reminded to continue taking sensible steps to protect themselves and others against severe illness and help keep hospitalization and death rates low.

During this new phase, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is committed to ensuring easy access to free lifesaving preventative services, including testing, vaccinations and boosters, and treatment.

One of the most effective ways to prevent severe illness is to get the updated bivalent booster, which has been shown to offer boosted individuals increased protection against hospitalizations and deaths when compared to individuals who were vaccinated but had not received the updated booster.

Read full update (PDF)