On March 13, the new LAC DPH Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines went into effect. This webpage is being updated to align with these guidelines.
Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) 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.
IHE are required to notify LAC Department of Public Health (DPH) of any identified cluster of 3 or more epidemiologically linked confirmed cases (students and/or employees) with possible connections with each other (e.g., sharing a defined physical space together like a classroom, workspace, communal area, sports activity, or IHE-sponsored gathering) who were on campus at any point within the 14 days prior to their illness onset date. The illness onset date is the first date COVID-19 symptoms started, or the COVID-19 test date, whichever is earlier. All cluster notifications should be submitted to DPH within 1 business day of being notified of the third, or last, case in the cluster through the reporting method outlined below.