COVID-19 Operating Guidelines
La Jolla Institute closely follows public health orders issued by San Diego County and California public health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Update October 28, 2021:
Please note that effective immediately, internal and external seminars will be held in person.
The following guidelines are currently in place:
Fully vaccinated individuals are free to choose whether they wear a face mask or not while inside the building including lab meetings and seminars with the exception of outside visitors who are required to wear a face mask at all times while inside the building, regardless of their vaccination status (LJI personnel therefore will not need to be involved in checking visitor vaccination status).
Please note the following exceptions:
- Unvaccinated LJI personnel with allowed exemptions are required to wear a face mask indoors unless they are in a private office by themselves or outside with at least 6ft distance.
- Clinical Core: Clinical Core staff must wear masks when interacting with donors. LJI employees are considered visitors when entering the core for purposes of donating and must wear masks.
- Be considerate. Each person’s comfort level with not masking up varies based on their personal circumstances. If you share an office or work in close proximity with another person, please make sure everyone feels comfortable if you prefer to forgo wearing a face mask.
All LJI employees have to submit a saliva sample to the OASIS screening program at least once a week. Collections are done on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 am. The OASIS screening program will be continued until January 31, 2022.
Everyone, including visitors, has to undergo a temperature scan when entering the building regardless of their vaccination status. If your temperature registers above acceptable limits and you are healthy please exit the building to cool down for a few minutes and then reattempt temperature for normal reading.
All visitors (contractors, service providers, vendors, speakers, external core users, etc.) have to wear a face mask at all times.
Internal and external seminars will be held in person. Non-LJI attendees are required to wear a mask whether they are vaccinated or not. A Zoom option will not be available although seminars will be recorded.
Shared food is allowed regardless of whether it is consumed indoors or outdoors.
All employees are eligible to go to any vaccine provider for the booster shot. An employer letter is NOT required. You do not need to request one from Human Resources.
The COVID-19 vaccination mandate will be effective Nov 1, 2021 for all employees unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we adjust our guidelines.
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