LADHP Reopening Higher Education Health Order

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is adhering to guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which recommends that counties with high levels of community transmission of COVID-19 limit the reopening of colleges and universities.

Colleges and universities in Los Angeles County will not be able to resume all in-person academic instruction, at this time. Institutions may continue to offer in person training and instruction for essential workforce for required activities that cannot be accomplished through virtual learning. All other academic instruction must continue to be done via distance-learning.

Faculty and other staff may come to campus for the purpose of providing distance learning, and other activities related to the purposes above, as well as maintaining minimum basic operations. The institution must comply with all relevant portions of this protocol to maximize safety for all employees.

Colleges and universities should also limit their on-campus student residency but may continue to provide housing for students who have no alternative housing options. For students enrolled in programs providing training and instruction for essential workforce, on campus housing should be offered only to students who must participate in in-person instruction in order to complete their training and who do not have alternative local housing options. For student athletes who are participating in on campus sports, campus housing should be offered in the small training cohorts as recommended by the state guidance.

Collegiate sports may only proceed in compliance with all the California Department of Public Health Specific Interim Guidance for Collegiate Athletics.

Read the full health order here.