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Find everything you need to know about living, learning and working on campus as we continue the in-person Oxy experience during COVID-19.

Updated 5/8/23

Testing Protocols

As we have done throughout the year, the COVID Operations Group continues to seek guidance from LA County public health officials and consult with our own medical experts as we determine health and safety protocols for our community. The following outlines changes to Oxy’s COVID testing protocol this summer.

Beginning on Monday, May 22: 

  • COVID Testing will move from the AGC to Emmons Wellness Center.

    • Summer testing will be Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

  • Student testing will remain open for students with symptoms and those who may have been exposed to COVID.

  • Employee testing will be available to those employees who receive an exposure notification. Employees experiencing symptoms should stay home. Other no-cost testing locations can be found here.

  • Opt-in testing will no longer be offered.

Current Masking Guidance

  • Indoor masking is required at Emmons Wellness Center.

  • Masks are strongly recommended in other indoor and crowded outdoor settings.

Positive COVID Test?

Employees should notify Emmons immediately if they learn they have tested positive for COVID. Contact Emmons at (323) 259-2657 and email a copy of your positive COVID-19 test to

Quarantine & Isolation

Los Angeles County Public Health requires a 5-10 day isolation period for anyone who tests positive for COVID. The length of isolation depends on the severity of illness and symptoms. Oxy will continue to follow Los Angeles County guidelines for contact tracing and exposure management when we identify positive cases on campus. More details on isolation

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