Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Entering Los Angeles County

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As Los Angeles County continues to see an unprecedented wave of COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an update to the Safer at Home Health Officer Order announcing that all travelers returning to the Southern California region on or from non-essential travel must self-quarantine for 10 days upon returning to Los Angeles County. In addition, individuals arriving from other countries or states into Los Angeles are also required to complete a mandatory form acknowledging that they have read and understood L.A. County Public Health’s travel requirement and California’s travel advisory. Travelers over the age of 16 must submit this form online prior to or upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, or Union Station.

Students affected by the mandatory self-quarantine requirement who are moving into or returning to the Pepperdine Malibu campus must plan to quarantine for the full 10 days in their assigned apartments. Housing and Residence Life has sent additional information to all students who currently are or will be residing on campus. 

Employees affected by the mandatory self-quarantine requirement should plan to work remotely or identify alternate work with their supervisors during the period of self-quarantine. Employees should contact their supervisor as soon as they know that their regularly scheduled work will be affected by the need to self-quarantine and should not come to campus before self-quarantining after travel.

As always, the University encourages all students, faculty, and staff to stay informed and follow the latest guidance of local authorities. The latest information is available on the University’s COVID-19 website and Emergency Information Page. If you have questions, please contact Pepperdine’s COVID-19 Information Line at 310.506.8111 or via email at covid19info@pepperdine.edu.