Loma Linda University is implementing new steps to safeguard the health of all students, faculty, and staff. These changes are designed to minimize the potential impact of the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus domestically and internationally.
Information and Resources
LLU Coronavirus Updates
We will continue to partner with our clinical experts, community health officials and federal health organizations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please monitor your LLU email and texts for the latest campus updates.
Please note: If you find yourself in need of assistance for any reason while you are away from campus, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school’s administration.
Spring Quarter 2020
Registration – No Late Fees
It has been decided by university administration that there will be no $200 late registration fee for spring 2020. Check your Registration Portal and LLU email for your updated program-specific dates. You’ll know you have completed registration when you see “Congratulations! You are registered!” in large green font at the top of your Registration Portal.
- Spring Quarter will begin as scheduled on Monday, March 30.
- Didactic courses will be taught online for the full quarter.
- Clinical/Laboratory/Applied Practice courses and experiences will be scheduled by your respective school.
Should a Spring quarter course need to be carried into Summer quarter to fulfill requirements, students will not be charged extra tuition or additional registration fees for completing those particular courses during Summer quarter.
Courses for Spring 2020 have been moved online until further notice.
As a healthcare sciences institution, we place the highest importance on the welfare and safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our community at-large.
Given the evolving public health situation associated with COVID-19, and following CDC guidelines and State mandates, the University has decided that in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 22-24, and June 12-14, 2020, will not take place this year.
Knowing how important these ceremonies are to our graduates and their families, we are committed to finding the best way possible to recognize the efforts and accomplishment of our graduates, and are currently exploring a number of options. We encourage you to stay up to date with the latest commencement plans by visiting this site regularly. We will post additional updates as they become available.
University @ Worship Update
University Spiritual Care will host University @ Worship online at 11:00-11:50 am each Wednesday. Spring Quarter Week of Renewal is scheduled for Monday through Friday, April 6-10. 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 the worship experiences will be archived and available for viewing. You are encouraged to benefit from these services.
Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Records are operating remotely and continue to serve students.
All spring SIMS trips have been cancelled until further notice. The Global Health Institute website will have the latest information as well as resources for travel.
LLU Campus Updates
- Drayson Center is closed until further notice.
- Residence Halls will remain open.
- The Library is closed until further notice.
- Food is available at the Councilor's Student Pavilion as of (March 20, 2020).
If you believe you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, contact Student Health Service.
- Contact Student Health Service at 909-558-8770, press option #4 (make an appt. with physician or nurse).
- The Student Health front office staff will take you through a questionnaire which will determine your plan of care.
- Appointments with the provider are available by phone or video visit only.
- Contact us during these hours:
- Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Here are some recommendations from LLUH Student and Employee Health about when to stay at home.
- Fever/Cough/Shortness of Breath
If you have fever OR cough (new onset) OR shortness of breath (new onset):
- Please stay at home and call your Primary Healthcare Provider and/or call Student Health Services (if you are on campus).
- Tested for COVID-19 with Symptoms
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and have undergone testing:
- Please stay home and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation.
- Confirmed COVID-19 Community Exposure
- Stay at home and contact your primary care provider.
- If you live in the dorms on campus, contact your Residence Hall Dean and follow the University Protocol.
- More information on the definition of exposure.
Sign Up for Alerts
There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding how COVID-19 will impact the United States. Timely communication is part of our effective response. All students must sign up to receive text messages from LLUH Alerts, our emergency notification system. This system will be used to notify students of information requiring immediate delivery. Please visit LLUH Alerts to enter or confirm your phone number for LLUH Alerts.
To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, it is important that all students practice social distancing. When possible, keep 6 feet between yourself and others. Study privately if you are able or maintain the 6-foot distance during study sessions. If you are relying on the student cafeteria for food, we urge you to pick up your meals and eat them in your rooms.
Social Distancing (As recommended by the CDC.)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Domestic and International Travel
The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and, 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.
Spring Break Travel Advisory
Your well-being is our highest priority. With spring break quickly approaching, please be advised that Loma Linda University strongly encourages students to reevaluate travel plans. Should you visit countries with COVID-19 travel warnings, you may be subject to a CDC-mandated, 14-day quarantine at your own expense before you can resume student life on campus. Moreover, it will be your responsibility to arrange for all academic concessions resulting from this mandatory self-quarantine. Please keep in mind that the list of travel-prohibited countries continues to grow, so students should check the CDC travel page often.
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:
- Carl Ricketts: After hours, call 909-558-4000, ask for the on-call chaplain
- Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257 (physicians and medical students only)
- Leo Ranzolin: 909-558-8434
- Karl Haffner: 909-558-4510
- Randy Roberts: 909-558-5815 or ext. 55815
- (Phone therapy available) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday