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COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness

Pepperdine University continues to update its pandemic emergency response plan to reflect current COVID-19 circumstances and protect the well-being of the University community. The University's Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) is working closely with University stakeholders, as well as an outside infectious disease expert; consulting with International SOS regarding international programs and travel risk assessment; and following advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

START Form - COVID-19 Positive Case/Exposure Notification

All community members are required to complete this START Form to report their positive COVID-19 test results or a possible close contact exposure. DO NOT complete this form if you have received positive COVID-19 test results through Pepperdine's weekly screening testing program or have been notified that you are a close contact by University contact tracers.



Quarantine Requirements Explained

Are you a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case and not sure whether you need to quarantine? Get the information you need on Pepperdine's quarantine requirements with these helpful infographics. 

Why Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Vaccines have been recommended by California and the nation’s top medical experts. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and help protect your fellow Waves.

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Vaccines are safe and highly effective. All available vaccines in the US are authorized by the CDC and recommended to prevent COVID-19 illness.

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Vaccines are available at no cost. Waves can get the vaccine for free no matter where they receive it.

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They're the best way for us all to be together again. Getting our community vaccinated is allowing us to safely resume life on our campuses.


School Updates

Each school continues to develop plans to address COVID-19 for the 2021–2022 academic year in coordination with the Pepperdine COVID-19 Community Response Plan.



COVID-19 Signage

Pepperdine University Printing Services is the approved vendor for all University COVID-19 signage. Schools and departments should place all COVID-19 signage orders through Printing Services, which will be provided at no cost. Schools and departments are not permitted to display COVID-19 signage printed outside of Printing Services.  

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Hand Sanitizer Poster

Symptoms Poster

Stairwell Guidelines Poster



Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) at Pepperdine

Pepperdine has support funds available for students impacted by COVID-19 and stands ready to support students as they overcome any interruption this pandemic has had on their lives.

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University Resources

Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff benefit from a community of care and compassion. During these times please remember the following resources are also
available to you:

COVID-19 Information Line
Submit a Question

Student Health Center
310.506.4316, option 3

Student Care Team

Counseling Center

Employee Assistance Program

Hub for Spiritual Life/Pastoral Care

Office of Student Accessibility

Office of Emergency Services

Public Safety Dispatch
310.506.4441 (Emergency)
310.506.4442 (Non-emergency)


Additional Public Health Resources


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LA County Public Health logo

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