COVID Safe Return Initiative

About the COVID Safe Return Initiative 
In alignment with changes to Public Health and Cal/OSHA protocols, EHS has developed the COVID - Safe Return Initiative, an updated assessment process that will allow for ongoing communication of protocols and streamlined support, to ensure that all employees have a safe and compliant workspace. 

COVID Safety Liaison 
The Dean or Vice President appoints one or more designees to serve as the COVID Safety Liaison for their college/school/department. The COVID Safety Liaison: 

  • Serves as the point-person for their area with EHS and Emergency Management, as it relates to COVID workspace and instruction safety protocol and planning 
  • Coordinates or conducts the workspace assessment for their area 
  • Serves as the single point of contact for staff and faculty who have questions about COVID safety in their office, suite, and/or classroom 
  • Works with their Dean or Vice President to complete the safety attestation.  

Training & Ongoing Partnership 
To prepare the COVID Safety LiaisonEHS and Emergency Management will: 

  • Provide a training in early May along with a representative from Facilities Management (and the Provost’s Office for the colleges/schools training) 
  • Host monthly meetings for all Liaisons 
  • Send updates as protocol changes 
  • Provide hands-on support as needed for unique workspaces or instruction pedagogies  
  • Be available to address questions as they arise in the months to come.   

Campus Access - Open to All Faculty and Staff & Compliance Testing
Beginning on July 12, faculty and staff may visit campus without preapproval from Public Safety, in alignment with guidance from the California and L.A. County Departments of Public Health. Employees who are working remotely should continue to work with their supervisor to determine when they should return to work on campus.

Environmental Health and Safety continues to work with each unit’s COVID Safety Liaison to ensure offices are aligned with Cal/OSHA and public health requirements. Details on current campus activity status may be found here. Please contact your unit’s COVID Safety Liaison with additional questions.

Business hours remain Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. If you require extended hours access, please consult with your dean or vice president.

Those who have not submitted their vaccination record to Vax LMU must get tested twice per week at the on-campus COVID Testing Center, and must continue to wear masks indoors (except when alone in one’s private office with the door closed, or while eating or drinking), or outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

To request an N95 or clear mask, please submit this form