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COVID-19 Community Update

Dear University Community,

The University of La Verne is updating its COVID-19 policy related to mask wearing on our campuses.

Effective March 7, 2022, the requirement that all students, faculty, staff, guests, and vendors wear masks in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all people, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.

Masks will continue to be required for certain indoor settings with higher risks for transmission, such as the Student Health Center and Testing Center. Individuals who have been permitted to end isolation or quarantine early with appropriate testing must continue to wear a mask for a full 10 days.

This policy change is consistent with state and county public health guidelines, which have been relaxed recently due to decreasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California.

The university will continue to make masks available for employees who work indoors and in contact with others. Additionally, no person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in a university activity or entry to a building, classroom, or laboratory.

While COVID-19 cases are again declining following the powerful winter surge, the virus continues to pose health risks to our community. Masks remain a critical means of protection against COVID-19 infection, both for the person wearing them and those with whom they may come in contact.

I encourage all members of our community to continue to be safe and compassionate as we move into this new phase of our COVID-19 response together.

As a reminder, other important COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Those include:

  • All students and employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, with exemptions for religious, medical, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or personal reasons. Booster doses are required for vaccination statuses to be considered up to date. Proof of vaccination or a request for exemption must be submitted to the university.
  • Students, faculty, staff, and guests may not come to campus when they are sick or have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and must and submit a COVID-19 Report 

Thank you for your continued efforts to protect the health and well-being of the university community. Please continue to visit laverne.edu/coronavirus for information related to the university’s pandemic response.

 

Sincerely,

Devorah Lieberman, PhD
President