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COVID-19 Information

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The WesternU Coronavirus Response Team (CRT) establishes institutional COVID-19 safety protocols guided by recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, the LA County Department of Public Health, and Linn County, Oregon.

See the Institutional Requirements for WesternU for all current COVID-19 campus guidelines and policies.

Safety Protocols: When you are on any of our campus locations, WesternU COVID-19 safety protocols require you to:

  • Submit a COVID-19 Report Survey if you test positive for COVID-19 and begin isolation.
  • Please contact if you have any questions.

Masks remain a requirement:

  • Inside ALL health care settings
  • Any interactions with patients or simulated patients, including health clinics or fairs whether indoors or outdoors.

Masks are not required, but strongly recommended:

Inside any non-health care settings or non-curricular lab/clinical areas on campus, including:

  • Lecture halls/classrooms
  • Offices
  • Research labs
  • Conference or meeting rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Break rooms/dining areas
  • Common areas
  • Get the facts about Coronavirus
  • Update to Campus: January 2, 2023

    Dear WesternU Faculty, Staff, and Students,

    We hope you all had a restful Winter Break as you prepare to return to campus for Spring 2023. The CRT is monitoring local COVID-19 data and strongly recommends wearing a highly protective mask while indoors on campus. You must also follow any additional guidelines that are provided to you by your college or department. As a reminder, masks remain a requirement for all healthcare settings.

    As we all return from holiday gatherings, travel, and spending more time indoors, wearing a mask indoors will help keep our campus transmission rates low to ensure less interruptions to the learning experiences of our students.

    As a health science university, we must lead efforts to protect one another and the health of the communities in which we live, work, and serve. As our healthcare is strained not only by COVID-19, but other respiratory illnesses such as the flu and RSV, it is important that we do not add to the burden of our fellow frontline workers.

    Below are some important reminders if you are experiencing symptoms, exposed to a known COVID-19 case, or test positive for COVID-19. Please read carefully before returning to campus.

    Important Reminders for Returning to Campus

    • If you are sick, stay home – even if you test negative for COVID-19.
      • If you test negative for COVID-19, stay home until you have been fever-free without the help of fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours.
        • If your negative result is from a rapid antigen test or a self-test, stay away from others and take at least one more test 48 hours later. This is because antigen tests (including self-tests) are more likely to miss early infections. If it is a self-test, make sure you read and follow all test instructions correctly. See FDA instructions on repeat testing.
      • If you test positive for COVID-19 or a doctor tells you that you have COVID-19, you must follow isolation requirements. 
    • If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and you have no symptoms, you are not required to quarantine.* 
      • You are required to:
    • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow the Los Angeles County Public Health Department isolation instructions before returning to campus. This applies to both Lebanon and Pomona campuses.
      • You must also submit the WesternU COVID-19 Report Survey.
      • You may end isolation after Day 5 ONLY if you: 
        • Take a COVID test on or after Day 5 and it is negative (you must submit a picture of your test results with the date test was conducted to prior to returning to campus), AND
        • Have been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicines), AND 
        • Have no symptoms or existing symptoms are improving.
      • As a reminder: 
        • Day 0 is when your symptoms begin, or a positive test is taken if asymptomatic. You then begin counting Day 1 on the following day.
        • If you do not receive a negative test before Day 10, you can return on Day 11 if:
          • Have been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicines), AND 
          • Have no symptoms or existing symptoms are improving.

    COVID-19 Testing Resources

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our campus healthy and safe.


    Coronavirus Response Team (CRT)

  • Keep WesternU Healthy

    WesternU is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of its faculty, staff, students, and patients. This page includes important information regarding COVID-19.