The Lundquist Institute is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation. This
communication is to provide Lundquist Institute employees with the latest updates from the CDC and
local public health authorities and information on how The Lundquist Institute is addressing their
Non-essential travel should be avoided and travel to areas identified by the CDC’s travel advisory (currently China, Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan and Hong Kong) should not occur unless it is deemed essential (please see March 4th email for definition of essential travel, or contact Human Resources). Here is a link to the CDC’s travel advisory website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
a. If you have traveled to a country identified by the CDC’s travel advisory, you must self-report your travel history (including locations and dates of travel) to Human Resources prior to returning to campus.
b. If you have had contact with an individual who has traveled to a country identified by the CDC’s travel advisory with 14 days of their visiting that country, you must self-report this contact to Human Resources as soon as you become aware of the contact.
c. If you have a cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, stay home from work, limit contact with others to keep from infecting them, and call ahead to a doctor’s office or emergency room for medical guidance. Please also report your symptoms to your supervisor and Human Resources (310-222-2610).
3. Health Conscious Precautionary Measures
Everyone should comply with the following precautionary measures to stay healthy and keep
a. Avoid shaking hands. Use an elbow bump in its place.
b. Avoid large gatherings of people at work and elsewhere.
c. Use teleconferences or video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings.
a. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
d. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand cleaners with at least 60% alcohol are also effective.
e. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
f. Regularly sanitize common work surfaces such as copy machine control panels, cell phones, coffee makers and other surfaces touched by multiple people.
The Lundquist Institute will consider providing telecommuting to employees during the COVID-19 situation. Employees who are considered “high risk” by the CDC, such as those over age 60 or with chronic medical conditions, or who need to stay home to take care of a family member can request to telecommute by discussing their request with their supervisor. If approved the supervisor will communicate with Human Resources. The Lundquist Institute will consider each request based on the individual employees’ circumstances and job requirements.
Clearly this is a unique situation for our country and the world. The Lundquist Institute is committed to
protecting the safety and health of its employees and will continue to monitor information provided by
local, state and federal public health specialists to assure we are following their latest recommendations.
If there are any questions relating to the COVID-19 situation, please contact John Munz at The Lundquist Institute Human Resources at 310-222-3610.
For additional information concerning the COVID-19, visit the CDC website COVID-19 FAQs or the Los
Angeles County Department of Public Health publication “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)”.