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Continuing Care during COVID-19

We're here for you and your health care needs.

The latest information related to COVID-19 protocol is available on the University's COVID-19 website and Emergency Information Page.

The safety of our patients remains our top priority, so we continue to:

  • Adhere to all CDC protocols to ensure the highest level of COVID-19 prevention
  • Ensure we have necessary supplies, equipment, and staffing
  • Follow the latest CDC guidelines for testing
  • Ask that all non-essential visitors, family, and companions not attend your visit with you unless absolutely necessary


Concerned about COVID-19?

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed, please call the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316, option 3, before visiting our facility. Our physicians will provide guidance for your health concerns and make recommendations for next steps. If an in-person visit is needed or recommended, we will be able to assist you. 


Malibu Campus
COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Pepperdine continues to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For your awareness and planning, the University has developed an overview of COVID-19 protocols currently in effect.

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

*This list does not include all possible symptoms.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms.


Healthy Habits

Follow the Healthy Habits Below to Help Prevent Illness

Clean Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and immediately throw the tissue in the trash. If no tissue is available, cover your mouth and nose in the crook of your elbow to avoid passing germs onto your hands. Then wash your hands.

Stay Home When You Are Sick
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Get Vaccinated
Students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated with both the annual influenza vaccine and with an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine per CDC guidelines.  Students can receive a free flu vaccine at the Student Health Center. Call 310.506.4316 to schedule an appointment.

Avoid Close Contact
Avoid close contact with all people, especially those who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. The CDC defines close contact as "within 6 feet of another person."

Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice Other Good Health Habits

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils with others, even when neither of you is showing symptoms
  • Get adequate sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food
  • Travelers should take precautions such as avoiding contact with sick people, animal markets, and products from animals such as uncooked meat

Additional Public Health Resources

How to Wear a Face Mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you wear face masks in public settings to help protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19.