Cal Lutheran Protocol Regarding COVID, Spring 2023
Cal Lutheran Community,
The following brief message is presented regarding Spring 2023 COVID protocol. Please note that overall guidance for Cal Lutheran is articulated at the Cal Lutheran Know Page, and that guidance remains unchanged for spring terms/semesters.
A few specific items of interest are noted as follows, however.
California COVID Leave –California-mandated special COVID sick leave expired on December 31. In 2023, employees who either test positive for COVID or have COVID symptoms will be required to utilize sick leave for time off.
County Community Levels – As demonstrated on the CDC COVID-19 Community Level website:
- Ventura County Community Level is Medium
- Los Angeles County Community Level is Medium
- Alameda County Community Level is Medium
At medium levels, please note that the CDC recommends wearing a mask following COVID exposure (or symptoms); wearing a mask if at high risk for severe illness; and wearing a mask in indoor spaces as a precaution.
Stocked mask distribution stations remain in all classroom buildings, and organizers of university events (meetings, gatherings, concerts, etc.) may require masks for their event.
COVID Test – Individuals returning to campus to resume teaching, working, or learning are encouraged to take a COVID test prior to return. Individuals with a positive test or with COVID, cold, or flu symptoms are required to stay home, report their positive test via the KNOW website, and make appropriate arrangements with either supervisors (employees) or faculty (students).
Free at-home COVID tests remain available from the Federal Government.
Vaccination Clinic – As discussed in Melinda Roper’s email on 1/10/2023, Ventura County Public Health will be hosting a vaccination clinic on the Thousand Oaks Campus on Wednesday, January 18 from 12:00 pm to 3 pm at Ullman 100/101. Individuals can use the following links to sign up for the clinics:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions or comments regarding this message.
As has been stated in past messages, we will monitor appropriate federal, state and county guidelines and continue to make changes to this protocol if relevant guidelines suggest such changes are prudent.
Ryan Van Ommeren
Director, Emergency Operations Center
Associate VP, Operations and Planning
- Cal Lutheran Protocol Regarding COVID, Spring 2023
Mon January 16, 2023
The following brief message is presented regarding Spring 2023 COVID protocol.
- Fall 2022 COVID Protocol
Fri August 19, 2022
The following is presented to provide information regarding Fall 2022 Cal Lutheran COVID protocols.
- COVID Policies, and Prospective Update in August
Wed July 20, 2022
As we approach Fall 2022, please know that the Cabinet and members of the Pandemic Planning Group are monitoring on a regular basis the following issues.
- Summer Term 2022, COVID Protocol Updates
Thu May 19, 2022
The following protocols will be in effect on May 23, 2022.
- Changes to Cal Lutheran COVID Protocol Effective March 12
Thu March 10, 2022
Based on numerous changes to federal, state, local, and Cal-OSHA COVID guidance, Cal Lutheran is updating institutional COVID protocol.
- Cal Lutheran to Retain Existing Mask Policy
Sat February 12, 2022
Cal Lutheran will continue to operate within CDC parameters, and will not make any changes to existing mask protocol.
- State Testing Site at Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks Campus Opens January 24
Fri January 21, 2022
Individuals now have access to testing on the Thousand Oaks Campus and via free home testing.
- Access to Undergraduate Spring Classes
Tue January 18, 2022
Learn how to log in to your virtual classes for the start of the Spring semester.
- Winter and Spring 2022 Operations – Virtual Classes Week of January 17
Wed January 12, 2022
Classes across all academic programs at the University will meet virtually from January 17 to January 23.
- Submitting Booster Information & New Isolation/Quarantine Protocol
Thu January 6, 2022
Effective January 18, 2022, all students must show evidence of having received a booster (medical exemptions will be reviewed).