Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Health is committed to safeguard the health of our visiting, non-LLU students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines below are designed to help you navigate these complex circumstances. This page will be updated frequently as screening guidelines change. Please check for daily updates.

Guidelines
Before Arriving on Campus 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All visiting students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Please provide documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine to your School/Dean/LLUH designee. You may be required to upload your vaccine card to MyChart to comply with the CDPH Public Health Orders.

Vaccine locations are available at: https://lluh.org/vaccine. Appointments are required. No walk-ins available.

Visiting students who received their COVID-19 vaccine in CA can obtain a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record through the CDPH.

International visiting students vaccinated outside of the United States should refer to Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States for the need for vaccinations upon arrival in the United States.

Symptoms 

Visiting students with symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and follow up with their health care provider. They should follow the “Visiting Student Return to Campus/Clinical Criteria” guidance. Visiting students should notify their School/Dean/LLUH designee if ill.

Visiting students who come to academic/clinical activities are acknowledging that they have read the guidelines and have no reason(s) to stay home.  Do NOT come to academic/clinical activities if you may be developing a new illness that includes any of these symptoms: 

Fever (Temp  ≥  37.8°C/100.0°F)
Chills
Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Runny nose
Not feeling well­­­
Sneezing
Coughing
Fatigue
Sore muscles
Headache
Loss of taste or smell
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as:
Soft stool
Stomach cramps

If there is reason to believe you have COVID-19, you should contact your health care provider AND notify your School/Dean/LLUH designee. 

Loma Linda University’s Student Health Service is responsible for case investigation and contact tracing for all students. When Student Health Service is notified that someone has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, Student Health Service notifies close contacts of the exposure, in accordance with applicable privacy and other laws. Notification is sent via email. Please contact Student Health Service at COVID19_Student_Health@llu.edu.

COVID-19 Exposures 

All visiting students, regardless of vaccine status, who suspect they have been exposed* should call their health care provider.  A same day appointment is preferred, but if the exposure is over the weekend, make sure you proactively limit your contact with others until you have contacted your health care provider for determination of whether quarantine is needed.

Loma Linda University’s Student Health Service is responsible for case investigation and contact tracing for all students. When Student Health Service is notified that someone has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, Student Health Service notifies close contacts of the exposure, in accordance with applicable privacy and other laws. Notification is sent via email. Please contact Student Health Service at COVID19_Student_Health@llu.edu.

* Exposures/close contact is defined as being near someone greater than 15 minutes and at a distance less than 6 feet. This includes interaction during the time period 48 hours prior to symptom development in the suspected/confirmed patient.

Exposed or Not Exposed?

Vaccinated visiting students with an exposure to someone with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection may qualify for a shortened quarantine.

View the COVID-19 exposure flowchart (PDF) for clinical and non-clinical settings.

COVID-19 Positive Visiting Students 

Visiting students must notify their School/Dean/LLUH designee if ill.

Visiting students must remain under the care of their health care provider until clearance is obtained. A copy of our "Visiting Student Return to Campus/Clinical Criteria’  guideline must be provided to your health care provider. A clearance note must be provided to their School/Dean/LLUH designee once cleared by their health care provider.

Loma Linda University’s Student Health Service is responsible for case investigation and contact tracing for all students. When Student Health Service is notified that someone has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, Student Health Service notifies close contacts of the exposure, in accordance with applicable privacy and other laws. Notification is sent via email. Please contact Student Health Service at COVID19_Student_Health@llu.edu.

Workflow for Visiting Student to Return to Campus/Clinical Activities 
  • CDPH guidance is divided into different categories for clearance, including consideration for whether you are in the general public OR working in a healthcare setting (this applies to students on clinical rotations).