Health & Safety

As we return to campus, we expect everyone to adhere to the outlined protocols set forth to minimize risks and protect the well-being of the LSU community. The following guidelines are applicable to everyone who comes to campus. We appreciate your cooperation in placing safety at the forefront of your priorities to help us have a healthy and safe fall semester.

Face Coverings

The use of face coverings is required on campus, especially when it is not possible to maintain appropriate physical distancing of at least six feet, such as entering and exiting campus buildings, moving through hallways, using common rooms, in classrooms, and frequenting other shared spaces. LSU is requiring all students, faculty and staff to wear face masks in all public spaces on campus. This is especially important when physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be achieved. Face shields should only be worn in combination with a face mask.

Failure to wear a face covering would mean a student is in violation of the student code of conduct or an employee is in violation of workplace policies.

LSU will provide one LSU-branded cloth face covering to each employee and student returning to the physical campus this fall. View face mask distribution plan.

Using a bandana as a face covering

CDC: How to make your own face covering

Sanitation & Cleaning

Intensified cleaning has begun taking place on campus according to CDC guidance, and cleaning protocols are being updated as new information is released by the CDC and others.

Building services custodial staff received updated training on the proper disinfecting training techniques required for this enhanced cleaning. The custodial staff will be conducting normal routine cleaning of bathrooms, hallways, offices, common areas, classrooms, teaching areas, break rooms, and conference rooms.

In addition, the custodial staff will clean frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis. The minimum frequency of cleaning for high touch areas include:

  • Twice daily for elevators, stairways, and restrooms
  • Once daily for doorknobs, light switches, and break rooms

At minimum, classrooms will be cleaned once a day, including doorknobs, light switches, chairs, and desks, as well as other hard surfaces. 

Antibody Testing

LSU is offering all employees access to COVID-19 antibody testing. Testing is optional and results are confidential.

This service will be provided free of charge for employees with LSU First coverage. Employees who do not have LSU First coverage should verify with the location the amount of the charge prior to having the service performed. 

Locations and hours for testing are as follows.

Baton Rouge General Express Care locations:
Baton Rouge – 4410 Highland Road, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 
Dutchtown – 13201 Hwy. 73, Suite 102, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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Patient Plus locations:
Bocage – 7353 Jefferson Hwy., open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Southdowns – 4460 Perkins Road, open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
MidCity – 2840 Florida Blvd., open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Delmont – 5420 Plank Road, open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prairieville – 17513 Old Jefferson Hwy., open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Broadmoor -- 9688 Florida Blvd., open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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