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Updated 1/19/24

As we begin the spring semester, Emmons Wellness Center would like to provide some COVID-19 reminders and updates. We continue to focus our efforts on maintaining community health, while also recognizing that COVID is nearing a more endemic stage, and is something we are adjusting to living with and managing as we do other respiratory illnesses and communicable diseases.

With increasing levels of COVID-19 transmission in Los Angeles County, and many of us returning to campus after the holidays, the Oxy COVID Operations Group (COG) is strongly encouraging those with COVID symptoms to test to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please continue to take proper precautions to keep yourself and others healthy, including:

  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Getting tested when you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID
  • Masking in crowded indoor spaces
  • Masking around others for ten days when you have a known exposure to COVID
  • Staying up-to-date on COVID boosters

Positive COVID Test?

Employees and students should notify the COVID Operations team immediately if they learn they have tested positive for COVID, whether at Emmons or outside of campus-provided testing, by emailing Please contact COVID Operations via email with any questions or concerns about your positive test or isolation period. 


  • Testing protocols are changing as of 1/22/24. Please review the testing page for instructions for students as well as faculty and staff.


  • Masking in Emmons is required for all Emmons visitors and staff.
  • Masks are strongly recommended in other indoor and crowded outdoor settings.
  • Faculty may require masking within their classroom spaces.

Isolation Period

COVID isolation guidance has changed, and length of isolation will be determined by your symptoms. 


Oxy’s updated policy states that all students, staff, and faculty are strongly recommended to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations. As of June 2023, there is no longer a vaccine requirement.

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