Higher education programs, colleges, universities, trade and technical schools are a critical component of communities and have tremendous impact on the health, well-being, growth, and development of students and families in Los Angeles County. To support your needs, the Institute of Higher Education COVID-19 Toolkit serves as a resource to prepare for, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 on campus. Guidance, templates and answers to frequently asked questions for the education setting have been selected from local, state and national resources. The toolkit will provide guidance, community prevention strategies and reporting of COVID-19 cases at your educational organization.
Institutes of Higher Education are required to notify the Department of Public Health (DPH) of all employees and students with confirmed COVID-19. To complete this education sector reporting requirement, the institution should use the reporting tool described below to provide information on (1) students and staff with confirmed COVID-19 who were on campus at any point within the 14 days prior to the illness onset date and (2) persons on site and/or affiliated with the IHE who were exposed to the infected person during the infectious period. The illness onset date is the first date of COVID-19 symptoms or the COVID-19 test date, whichever is earlier. All case notifications should be submitted to DPH within 1 business day of being notified of the case.