The safety of the LSU community is always our guidepost. We will follow all CDC and state safety guidance, and will do everything possible to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.
Residential policies and procedures have been adjusted for residence halls and campus apartments to help residents stay well and safe. If you have questions at any time, please visit the "Campus Housing and COVID-19" webpage.
Isolation and Quarantine
The primary option is for the resident to quarantine or isolate at home, if feasible. If not, residents may request isolation or quarantine housing from LSU Residential Life; However, these options are subject to availability, may include off-campus locations, and are intended for individuals who live an extended distance from campus.
Students in isolation spaces through LSU Residential Life are given information on meals, health care, and academic support through a COVID-19 advocacy coordinator. Students should check their LSU email address daily for updates.
Food and drink are prohibited in the classrooms. Faculty teaching class sections with 100 or more students may opt for a hybrid format where only 50% of students are in the classroom each day if the community trigger identified above is above 10%. When it drops below 10% for two consecutive weeks, all large classes resume full classroom occupancy. Event management staff will be retained and strategically located to facilitate classroom mask enforcement. For classrooms with more than 250 students, additional training will be provided for instructional faculty to help ensure classroom safety.
Dining staff will take extra precautions to keep themselves and students safe. Facilities will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times each day, surfaces will be continuously cleaned and disinfected, and hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and exits. Dining halls and retail services will have designated entrances and exits, and use plexiglass barriers to separate cashiers and guests when physical distancing is not allowed due to limited space.
The LSU Student Health Center is open and committed to meeting the health and wellness needs of students with telehealth visits in the Medical Clinic, Mental Health Service, and Wellness and Health Promotion. In addition, onsite Medical Clinic visits and COVID-19 testing are available, by appointment only, and onsite priority visits are available in Mental Health Service and Wellness and Health Promotion, as needed. Please visit lsu.edu/shc for details.
To further promote a safe environment on campus, all meetings and events must follow the Meeting & Event Guidelines.
Buildings will continue to be locked and unlocked on a daily basis. Building hours are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Mitigation measures for offices:
- All offices and buildings will require face coverings to be worn.
- Use technology to limit in-person group meetings.
- Remove chairs in large meeting rooms to limit capacity and promote physical distancing.
- Arrange for floor markings to indicate ideal seating arrangements.
- Make operational changes to avoid contact with others and promote physical distancing.
- Post campus signage in waiting areas/lobbies to instruct visitors to wear masks.
- Create entry and exit plans for staff.
- Identify and restrict common areas where people are likely to congregate and interact, or enforce physical distancing protocols.