Reporting Travel and Missed COVID Tests

Please review the following guidelines regarding Oxy’s travel and missed test policy, including an advanced notice reporting form for missing tests and travel.

Single missed test
All missed tests must be made-up the following day during that day's clinic hours. Community members are not expected to miss testing regularly and repeat offenses may result in termination of campus access privileges or referral to Human Resources.  On-Campus students are to continue to abide by the COVID-19 Student Compact to remain in college housing, and any missed tests will result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct.  The daily clinic testing hours are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Salivary testing in the 2nd floor of AGC from 8am-3pm
Rapid testing at Emmons from 9am-11AM

Salivary and rapid testing at Emmons from 9am-11am

Salivary and rapid testing at Emmons from 11am-12pm

Travel within Los Angeles County

Travel within Los Angeles County does not require return rapid testing or quarantine, but does require advanced notice of missed testing and local contact information.

Travel outside Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health requires a 10-day quarantine when traveling outside the County. Oxy will be fulfilling this requirement through isolation in Berkus Hall for on-campus students. Faculty/staff and Off campus students are expected to quarantine in their off campus residences and not return to campus for 10 days.

Housing details for Berkus isolation will be provided to residential students by REHS and arrangements for testing will be made by Emmons when the advanced notice reporting form for missing tests and travel is submitted.  We ask that you complete this form as soon as possible so proper preparations are made. 

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns about these policies.

Be well,

Sara Semal, Senior Director of Wellness
Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Dean and Director of REHS and Student Conduct