LMU Enters Phase 2 of Campus Access
Beginning with the University summer semester, May 10th, 2021 LMU will enter the next phase of its COVID-19 campus access policy. The following changes to the policy will go into effect:
- Facility foot traffic patterns will return to normal and entry and exit point limitations will be removed.
- All academic facilities will be open to normal capacity and normal pre-COVID hours including classrooms, labs, study rooms, locker rooms, breakout rooms, libraries, etc.
- All employee related facilities will be open to normal capacity including break rooms, work rooms, conference rooms, etc.
- Non-academic facilities, and non-academic indoor events will remain at 50% capacity; no limit to outdoor event capacity.
- Masks are encouraged in hallways, common areas, breakrooms, and other areas where occupancy is less than 15 minutes or distancing is greater than 6 feet.
- Masks are encouraged in fitness and athletic facilities unless otherwise required by the SCAC or the NCAA
- Masks are encouraged for presenters/lecturers
- Masks are required by attendees in all classrooms, labs, shared study rooms and any indoor non academic event with 25 or more persons (excluding athletes or individuals participating in indoor exercise, practice, competition, or workouts).
- LMU-sponsored domestic air travel can be approved by Deans, Vice Presidents and the President.
Due to facility, local or state regulations, some extended LMU campuses may not be able to implement all components of this new phase. Please abide by signage and check with your Dean, Vice President or Supervisor to determine if any components of this phase are delayed for your campus.
Please be reminded that all members of the LMU community are expected to stay home when sick and to report illness to their supervisor or Dean. Proper hand hygiene and discretion in social settings will continue to limit the spread of COVID-19. All members of the community are expected to abide by the University policies and to continue to assist with contact tracing in the event of a known COVID-19 exposure.
Thank you for your commitment to the safety of the LMU community. The LMU community has done a great job in limiting the spread of COVID-19 on campus leading to the opportunity to advance the campus access policies.
LMU COVID-19 Policies and Protocols
In order to prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses, students should follow the recommendations of the CDC for best hygiene practices. Those recommendations are attached and are being posted across campus, at off-campus instructional sites, and electronically through the website, MyLMU, and on building television monitors. Please follow these recommendations. Because COVID-19 can live on surfaces, even if only for a short time, students should avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. LMU’s custodial staff is taking extra precautions to routinely disinfect surfaces.
In addition to following best hygiene practices, students are asked not to attend class or other LMU functions if they have a fever or flu-like symptoms, especially a fever with shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and cough. Students are encouraged to seek medical treatment either at the Student Health Center or other medical clinic. If a student needs to miss class because of a fever or flu-like symptoms, the student must notify each professor as soon as possible. Professors have been instructed to provide continuity of instruction to those students who are temporarily unable to attend class for illness. Students remain responsible for all work missed. Students who miss a week or more of class due to illness must present the professor with a note from the Student Health Center or the student’s medical provider clearing the student to return to class.
The Student Health Center is monitoring the number of student incidents of flu-like illnesses to assist administration in determining the impact to the LMU community. All students are asked to notify the Student Health Center if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have been diagnosed with the flu or COVID-19 by another medical provider. Notifying the Student Health Center will enable LMU to monitor infection rates on campus and respond accordingly.
LMU Student Health Center
Phone: 423.869.6249 Email: [email protected]
Based on the heightened risk currently associated with COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses, effective immediately LMU is restricting University-sponsored student travel to countries identified by the CDC as a travel warning level of 2 or 3 at the time of travel. University-sponsored travel includes any trip that is directly initiated, supervised, hosted, or funded by a University department/committee/employee or student group and is for the benefit of the University, employees, and/or students. Students who intend to travel as part of a University-sponsored trip should contact the trip sponsor for additional details.
Likewise, LMU recommends that students consider postponing all nonessential international and domestic air travel. Students are urged to check the CDC website (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/) immediately prior to travel to check the current travel warning level for their destination.
Please note that some countries, including the United States, have mandatory quarantine timeframes that may delay entry into your travel destinations and/or prevent your immediate return to Lincoln Memorial University after your trip from some destinations. Any delay in returning to classes could have an impact on your ability to successfully complete a course or program of study and may create financial aid consequences. LMU urges you to take due care in making informed and reasonable decisions regarding traveling at this time.
LMU will continue to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19 on the LMU community and will provide updates to the LMU community as needed. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 and LMU’s response plan, please contact Student Services, the Student Health Center, or Campus Police and Security via email or phone.
COVID-19 Stats For All LMU Locations
Last Updated: 7/28/2021