The University of La Verne is closely following all state and local COVID-19 public health guidelines to ensure the safest possible environment.
Frequently asked questions for new and continuing students are below.
- Question I am a student and feeling sick, what should I do next?
- Any student who begins feeling sick while at school should go home immediately. Those that report being sick prior to coming to campus should remain off-campus and submit the Coronavirus Information Form. A nurse from the COVID-19 response team will follow up with you and instruct on next steps.
- Even if you inform your professor you will not attend class and are not feeling well, you must still fill out the Coronavirus Information Form to allow the nurse to follow up and instruct on next steps.
- Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should be evaluated at the student health center or a private medical provider and receive a clearance letter prior to returning to campus even if they do not have COVID-19.
- A negative test result is NOT a clearance to return to class, you must obtain a clearance letter from the university student health center or outside provider.
- If you experience symptoms a negative test is a snapshot into the time around specimen collection and might change if a test is performed in a few more days, this is why it is best to consult with a medical professional and not make your own determination about returning to campus.
- If a student was not seen at the student health center ,a clearance note from medical provider outside the university is acceptable as long as you are symptom free and are not testing positive on an antigen test. The clearance note must be shared with the Student Health Center at COVIDnotification@laverne.edu.
- Question I have tested positive, what do I do next?
- Stay home and submit a Coronavirus Information Form. A nurse from the COVID-19 response team will contact you to instruct on next steps.
- Symptomatic students will be encouraged to contact the Student Health Center at 909-448-4619 to schedule an appointment with the university physician for evaluation or contact their private medical provider for an evaluation if appropriate.
- Contact tracing nurse will send out an isolation notice and contact tracing information that must be filled out and returned as soon as possible to stay within Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.
- Students are required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days from the start of their symptoms or test date whichever is reported first and up to 10 days but must be cleared from the Student Health Center to return to class.
- Students have an option to test out of isolation 5 full days after testing positive using a rapid antigen test (NO PCR test will be accepted for day 5 testing) you must test negative and submit results to the contact tracing nurse to receive a clearance letter. The contact tracing nurse will provide more detailed instruction on the process once you are contacted. If the rapid antigen result is positive on day 5 you must remain in isolation for the remainder of the 10 days as directed on your isolation notice.
- To ensure student privacy, faculty may not require negative test results to attend class. The Student Health Center will communicate with the student regarding their isolation requirements and dates. A letter will be provided to the student from the Student Health Center, and the student may provide it to their faculty. Faculty may request Student Health Center clearance notices from their student or clearance notes from private doctors prior to the student returning to class.
- If a student was not seen at the student health center a clearance note from a medical provider outside the university is acceptable as long as you are symptom free and are not testing positive on an antigen test.
- Question I received an Exposure Notice for one of my courses. Do I have to do anything?
- If you have symptoms, submit a Coronavirus Information Form and stay home.
- If you do not have symptoms, self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days.
- If not exhibiting symptoms, free PCR testing is offered for exposed individuals via the testing vending machine, 3-5 days following the date of last exposure.
- Per Los Angeles County guidelines, highly protective masks are highly encouraged to be worn by students in all indoor settings, except while eating or drinking, for 10 days after the date of last exposure.
- If you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do not need to retest, quarantine, or isolate.
- Question Do I have to be vaccinated for COVID-19?
The university requires that students at all physical campuses or locations be vaccinated with one of the major vaccines in use in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Students may request an exemption for medical, religious, ADA, or personal reasons. Students granted an accommodation or exemption may be subject to regular COVID-19 testing, daily symptom checks, quarantines, and additional COVID-19 training, or other preventative measures necessary to protect the health and well-being of the community. For more information, visit univ.lv/vaccination.
- Question Do I have to wear a mask on campus?
All students, faculty, staff, guests, and vendors are strongly encouraged to wear masks in indoor and outdoor public settings regardless of vaccine status.
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.
- Question Are campuses and buildings open?
Buildings and offices are open during normal operating hours and common spaces are available for use.
- Question What if I have a medical condition or disability that makes coming to campus problematic?
Vulnerable students (i.e. those with chronic health conditions, pregnant) and students requiring American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations may request accommodations by contacting our Director of Accessibility Services Andrea Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Question Are the residence halls open?
Yes, and we continue to accept housing applications for both single and shared rooms. Additional information is available on the COVID-19 Residence Hall Guidelines web page.
- Question The university has notified me that I must be tested for COVID-19. What do I do?
Information on COVID-19 testing, including testing locations, is available on the COVID-19 Testing Guidelines web page.
- Question I am a new incoming student and I have additional questions. Who can help me?
Your admission counselor can help answer any questions you have. If you don’t know your admission counselor, you can contact the Office of Admission.
- First year traditional undergraduates: email@example.com
- La Verne campus graduate programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regional campus and online programs: email@example.com
- Question What should I do if I feel very stressed and need help?
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has resources to help. Visit the CAPS website for information.