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 all employees, students, and visitors with confirmed COVID-19 who were on campus at any point within the 14 days prior to their illness onset date if there are clusters of 3 or more cases. The illness onset date is the first date COVID-19 symptoms started, or the COVID-19 test date, whichever is earlier. Positive case notifications should be submitted to DPH within 1 business day of being notified of a cluster of 3 or more. To complete this reporting requirement, the IHE must utilize one of the reporting methods described below.