Persons with symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should test for COVID-19 and isolate until the result is available. In compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidance, the College does not currently require testing for symptomatic individuals, but testing is strongly recommended to prevent the spread of infection.
Report: Students, employees, contracted workers, and campus volunteers are required to report their positive COVID-19 infection by completing the appropriate online report form to aid the College in containing the spread of infection and to comply with the LA County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Prevention & Response Guidelines for Educational Settings and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Standards.
Isolate: Students, employees, and contracted workers with confirmed COVID-19 infection are required to self-isolate and follow all LA County isolation instructions regardless of vaccination status, history of infection, or lack of symptoms.
To end isolation early (i.e., between Day 6-10), students, employees, and contracted workers diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to:
Students must submit their negative test result to the Student Health & Wellness Center. Employees and contracted workers must submit their negative test result to Human Resources.
Inform Close Contacts: Individuals must also notify their close contacts and cooperate with Whittier College contact tracing efforts.
Individuals exposed to a positive case are not required to stay away from others as long as they remain asymptomatic but should exercise the following precautions: