UPDATE: March 26, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Update: Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Dear Southwestern Community Members,

Under the Clery Act, which requires the Law School to share certain information with the community, we are writing to provide an update to the March 23, 2020, Clery Notice. A student in the Residences has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been directed to self-quarantine in their unit, to avoid accessing any of the Residences’ common areas, and to follow the advice of their medical providers.

Southwestern increased maintenance staffing at the Residences. Maintenance has continued to service high touch areas (e.g. elevators, stairwells, restrooms, common areas, etc.) to ensure the safety of the residents. On-campus maintenance during remote operations continues.

We will send updates to the community via email. You can also check our website, https://www.swlaw.edu/covid19, for continuous updates and helpful information.

How can I help protect myself?

Preventative steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.  

What if I suspect I have coronavirus?

If you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus and have these flu-like symptoms (fever, shortness of breath or a cough), please call ahead before visiting a doctor’s office or emergency department. This will enable your care providers to determine the best way for you to receive care.

Students with symptoms:  Please contact your medical provider and provide an update to deanofstudents@swlaw.edu.

Faculty and staff with symptoms:  Please contact your medical provider and provide an update to mcanal@swlaw.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is important for community members to support one another during this time. Discrimination or stigmatization of community members should be reported to deanofstudents@swlaw.edu and will be investigated.

/Michael Carter/
Michael Carter, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90010