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If you have been in direct contact (within six feet for a time period of 15 minutes or more) with someone who has COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, have had a COVID-19 test, or have tested positive for COVID-19:




Novel Coronavirus

This website is a way for faculty, staff, students, and their families to stay informed about ULM's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. This remains an evolving situation. Updates will be added as information becomes available.

In charting a path forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ULM is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with an environment where scholarship, research, leadership and creative expression can continue to thrive. The following protocols will serve as a guide for the university community.

Centers for Disease Control

Louisiana Department of Health


COVID-19 basics

Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold — through the air by coughing or sneezing; through close personal contact, like touching or shaking hands; by touching an object or surface with the viruses on it; and occasionally, through fecal contamination.

Health-care professionals say one of the most important ways to help stop the spread of any virus is frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer.

Obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine is also an important way to help ensure your safety and that of your friends, family, and neighbors.

Close Contact: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).

Fully Vaccinated as defined by the CDC: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

We should also practice social distancing and avoid those handshakes and hugs that are common on our campus. Each of us should do our part to follow these guidelines and others issued by the CDC.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.