Loma Linda University is taking steps to keep our campus community safe during COVID-19. On this page, you'll find important updates to help you navigate academic and campus life.

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COVID-19 Cases

Loma Linda University has implemented effective safety and prevention measures to keep our students and employees safe during COVID-19. In the table below, you'll find the cumulative and current number of COVID-19 positive cases within our academic community. Support resources are available for those in quarantine or isolation — contact Student Health Service and view our full list of resources.

  # Positive - Cumulative # Positive - Past 1 Week
Employees 23 0
Students 35 0

Updated October 19. Cumulative data reported as of July 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Student Guidelines

Our COVID-19 student guidelines help you understand what to do when you need to come to campus during COVID-19. Topics include:

  • Criteria for returning to campus or clinical environments
  • What to do if you have symptoms or have been exposed
  • Screening requirements before coming to campus
  • Required safety and prevention practices on campus
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Loma Linda University classes continue to be held either online, in-person with safety precautions, or both. For more details about these changes, please contact your school’s administration.

Fall Quarter

For Fall quarter 2020, we’re adapting a hybrid learning format. Classes are being held both online and in-person depending on the program and curriculum. For all-in person classes, LLU has put in place specific plans to ensure proper screening, social distancing, cleaning of frequently used spaces and other safety precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. 

International Students

Students who hold the F-1 student visa who register for a full-time course load and are registered for at least one course that is face-to-face, or hybrid that requires a physical presence on-campus or in-person learning during the course, will be able to maintain their F-1 immigration status and remain in the U.S. for Fall quarter. Please contact International Student and Scholar Services at intlstdsrv@llu.edu or 909-558-4955 for questions.

Student Services

The Offices of University Records, University Admissions, Student Accounts and Financial Aid are physically closed. However, full services are available by phone, email and in-person (as necessary by appointment)

Campus Life

While COVID-19 has disrupted our in-person events, activities and resources, we remain committed to fostering our close-knit community. We’re continuing to provide access to essential campus resources and transitioning to virtual events when possible.

Building Access

Campus buildings remain accessible to students and staff, but limited to access control restrictions (badge access, screeners, etc.). Each of the buildings have guidelines posted. Please observe these directives for the health and safety of our campus.


  • Drayson Center remains closed in its regular capacity in accordance with California state regulations. However, Drayson Center is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club - Redlands/Riverside to host a Fall Day Camp for dependents (aged 5-14) of full-time employees. Refer to Covid-19 Resources on One Portal for more information.
  • Residence halls remain open during COVID-19.
  • The library is open with modified hours. Please refer to the library webpage for more information.

Events and Activities

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, Loma Linda University has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person events and large gatherings. Students and staff should avoid activities both on and off campus involving close interaction and large groups of people.

Virtual Events

We recognize our community’s need for social connection is stronger than ever before. To stay connected, we’ve transitioned a number of events into virtual settings, including information sessions, chapel, school-specific events and more. Please contact your school or the appropriate group for more information about specific events.

SIMS Trips

All SIMS trips have been cancelled until further notice. The Global Health Institute website has the latest information and resources for travel.

University @ Worship

University Spiritual Care will host University @ Worship online at 11:00-11:50 am each Wednesday. The link to those worship services will be embedded in the Canvas shells for classes. Employees, faculty and others can access the services, as usual, through the link www.llu.edu/uw.  All worship experiences will be archived and available for viewing. You are encouraged to benefit from these services. 


Visitors are not allowed on campus at this time.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Security Control Center at 909-558-4320 or ext. 44320 from any on-campus phone.

Financial Aid

Emergency financial aid is available for students suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more and request assistance.

Visit our CARES Act (COVID-19) Questions page for more information on eligibility, receiving funds and public reporting of funding.

Support Resources

Spiritual Support

People are experiencing a wide range of emotions. At such times, life can feel overwhelming.
Your spiritual leaders at Loma Linda University Health wish to support you during this time. Do not hesitate to contact us or to avail yourself of any of these resources listed below. We would be honored to provide spiritual support!

Departments and personnel who are available to provide spiritual support:

University Spiritual Care

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Terry Swenson: 951-505-1213
Dilys Brooks: 909-747-5786

Physician Vitality

Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257
Physicians and medical students only

Student Experience

Karl Haffner: 909-558-4510

Employee and Student Assistance Program: 

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone therapy available

Chaplains Services

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Carl Ricketts: After hours, call 909-558-4000, ask for the on-call chaplain

School of Religion

Leo Ranzolin: 909-558-8434

Spiritual Life and Mission

Randy Roberts: 909-558-5815 or ext. 55815

Mental Health Resources

We know school is challenging enough without COVID-19. We’ve put together a number of mental health resources to help you through whatever hardships you may be facing.

Domestic and International Travel

For the safety of our students and staff, LLU-sponsored trips have been cancelled until further notice. For the latest information on mission trips, please review the Global Health Institute's Coronavirus Travel Resources page.

Visit the CDC travel page for the latest news on travel warnings, restrictions and country information. If you have specific questions regarding your travel plans, please contact your program director.

Employee & Student Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP provides free and confidential therapy and counseling services for all personal, work and academic concerns. Learn more about EAP and call 909-558-6050 to schedule an appointment.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can find COVID-19 updates on One Portal.

COVID-19 Updates on Loma Linda University Health

Find Loma Linda University Health’s latest updates on COVID-19, patient care and visitor policy.

COVID-19 Condition Information

Learn about COVID-19, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.