COVID-19 Testing Sites

COVID-19 Testing Sites

February 2, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

Latest Information on Rapid/PCR Testing on Ivar:

1. Effective Thursday, February 3rd, the Hours of Operation are changing to 8 AM – 4 PM.

2. Both Rapid tests and PCR tests are being performed, so it may take longer than originally expected.

WALK-UP SIDE-WALK COVID TESTING

Location: Ivar (between Sunset and Selma)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM
Test Expiration Date: Test results are valid for 5 days, from the day of testing.

Plum Testing’s Process: 

1. You will need to park your car and then walk over to Ivar (between Sunset and Selma).

2. Prior to walking up for your test, complete and submit this [Form Here].

a. The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

b. To fill out the form:

i. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

ii. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

iii. Your Form is now complete.

3. The test will be monitored and managed by a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

4. Once you take the test, please leave the area to wait for your test result.

5. When the result is received, the CNA will send you your result via email, average wait time is 7 to 15 minutes. 

The L.A. Film School Process:

6. With a negative result, please UPLOAD your results to the Staff Connect Site.

7. The test result will be approved, and you will have access to the campus.

8. Should your test be positive, please return home and call your supervisor.

For those of you that have been fully Vaccinated, you do not need to do weekly testing. Though, please upload your Proof of Vaccination Card to the Staff Connect Site before going to Campus. Further information is provided to you via your LAFS email and the Staff Connect Site.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as this new system gets going.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 27, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

We have terrific news!  Starting this coming Monday, January 31, 2022, side-walk walk-up RAPID testing will be available for Los Angeles Film School at the corner of Ivar and Selma. This testing is open to the public and is available to you and your families. These testing services will be operated and provided by Plum Testing.

PLEASE NOTE: The drive-thru testing on the 6353 rooftop will no longer be offered. 

NEW Walk-up RAPID Testing:

Location: Corner of Ivar & Selma
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7AM to 4PM
Test Expiration Date: Test results are valid for 5 days

Plum Testing’s Process:

    1. Please park and then walk to the  Corner of Ivar & Selma
    2. Prior to walking up for your test, you will need to complete and submit this [Form Here]. 
    3. Video instructions are available on how to complete and submit your form [Watch Video Here].
    4. To fill out the form:
      • Fill in your personal information on page one, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.
      • The second page will ask if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.
      • Your form is now complete.

The test will be monitored and managed by a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Once you take the test, please leave the area to wait for your test result. When the result is received, the CNA will send you your result via email, average wait time is 7 to 15 minutes. 

The L.A. Film School Process:

    1. With a negative result, please UPLOAD your result to the Employee Test Result Portal.
    2. The test result will be approved, and you will have access to the campus.
    3. Should your test be positive, please return home and call your supervisor.

The L.A. Film School will no longer use UrgentMed for RAPID testing. This is a new testing set up for LAFS and Plum Testing. Thank you for your understanding and patience as our new system gets going.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as this new system gets going.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 10, 2022

Hello LAFS Family,

This is a friendly reminder of our scheduled weekly testing site if you plan to work or take class on campus. This will occur every Friday until further notice.

Please note that the on-site testing will only be performed on the B2 rooftop with drive-thru and walkups. We will notify you via email if anything changes.

Next Testing Date: Friday, January 14, 2022

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance is on Ivar at the corner of Ivar and Selma.

Update: On-site testing will only be performed on the B2 Rooftop with drive thru and walkups.

If you are coming to campus just to get tested:

    • Drive thru testing will now be available on the rooftop parking at 6353 Sunset Blvd. 

    • If you are not driving, access to the rooftop parking will be on Sunset Blvd.  Signs will be posted outside the main lobby entrance with directions to the rooftop testing site.

    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:

    • Please record the number you receive after you submit your form for your first time. This is your Patient ID #. In the future, just enter your Patient ID number to submit the form and take the test.

    • Test Link Site

    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.

    • Once you are tested, you will be expected to leave the campus.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal found site on LAFS CONNECT.
    • If it is a positive result, please contact your direct manager. 

If you are coming to campus to work and want to get tested:

    • If you are already approved to be on campus, please check-in as you normally would by completing the attestation, temp check and badge in to get your campus wristband.

    • If you are not already approved to be on campus, before coming to campus, you must upload, either a vaccination record showing you are fully vaccinated, or a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours to the Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECTAcceptable test results must have your name and the date of test visible.

    • Once you have checked-in and are cleared to be on campus, you can go to the rooftop parking at 6353 to get tested during the hours of operation listed above. 

    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test: 

    • Please record the number you receive after you submit your form for the first timeThis is your Patient ID #. In the future, just enter your Patient ID number to submit the form and take the test.

    • Test Link Site

    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.

    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT.  This negative test result will be valid for the following work week.

    • If it is a positive test result, please contact your direct manager.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 13, 2022

Hello Staff, 

If you are planning to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, please read on. To expedite the process, please submit this form in advance of arriving to campus and note the 6-digit number you receive. The lab will use this number to identify you and send your results. https://medlabonlineportal.com/zCovidTest.aspx?org=738 

New: With the surge in testing around the country, we inevitably expect delays in the turnaround time of our results. Please be aware that your test results taken on Friday could come back as late as Tuesday or even Wednesday of next week. If you are testing weekly in compliance with our COVID policy and do not get your test results back in time for work, please remember you have other options: 

      1. UrgentMed – you can make an appointment for a rapid test. Before you go, complete the form (attached below) by filling in your Name, Birth Date and Date of Service 
      2. Free testing sites found at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through these new testing challenges. 

Sincerely,  

The Los Angeles Film School 

January 20, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

If you plan to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022, please review the following.

The testing lab has changed the form needed for the drive-thru testing tomorrow.  Here is the new [Form Here]. 

The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance is on Ivar at the corner of Ivar and Selma.

This form will be open for submissions after 10 PM tonight, 1/20/22. 

How to fill out your form before you arrive:

      1. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

      2. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

      3. Your form is now complete.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 5, 2022

Hello ~ We are hoping for a wonderful turnout of employees and students to take advantage of our on-site COVID-19 testing initiative beginning this January. We had a great response of appreciation thus far to our on-campus testing site, and have an important update about this Friday, January 7th.  The changes discussed here are for January 7, 2022, ONLY.

Date: January 7, 2022

Hours of Operation:  8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:

    • 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance in on Ivar at the Southeast corner Ivar and Selma).
    • Update: On-site testing will not be available at 6690 as initially communicated.

If you are coming to campus just to get tested:

    • Drive thru testing will now be available on the rooftop parking at 6353 Sunset Blvd. 
    • If you are not driving, access to the rooftop parking will be on Sunset Blvd.  Signs will be posted outside the main lobby entrance with directions to the rooftop testing site.
    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:
    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test.  You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.
    • Once you are tested, you will be expected to leave the campus.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal found site on LAFS CONNECT.
    • If it is a positive result, please contact your direct manager. 

If you are coming to campus to work and want to get tested:

    • If you are already approved to be on campus, please check-in as you normally would by completing the attestation, temp check and badge in to get your campus wristband.
    • If you are not already approved to be on campus, before coming to campus, you must upload, either a vaccination record showing you are fully vaccinated, or a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours to the Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT. Acceptable test results must have your name and the date of test visible.
    • Once you have checked-in and are cleared to be on campus, you can go to the rooftop parking at 6353 to get tested during the hours of operation listed above.
    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:
    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT.  This negative test result will be valid for the following work week.
    • If it is a positive test result, please contact your direct manager.

Testing will resume as originally communicated on Thursday, January 13, Friday, January 14 and every Thursday and Friday thereafter until otherwise informed.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

January , 2022

Hello Everyone ~

Per Tammy’s email on 12/28/21, our Choice Vaccination Policy goes into effect on January 3, 2022.  We are very happy to announce that LAFS will provide weekly on-site testing every Thursday and Friday, beginning Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. This is a PCR test and results will be sent electronically to you within 24-48 hours that you can upload into the confidential Test Result portal on LAFS Connect. 

In the meantime, whether you are scheduled to work or not, you can come in and get tested on Friday, January 7, during the times and at the locations below, to receive and upload your test results in time for to be on campus Monday, January 10.  Thereafter, you can be tested on Thursday or Friday for the following week.  Please remember to complete the Daily Attestation (see link below) prior to arriving on campus.

1st available day of Free Testing on campus

Friday, January 7,2022

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Testing Locations and Hours after Friday, 01/07/2022

Thursday and Fridays

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For the Week of January 3 – January 7:

For our unvaccinated employees that are scheduled to work on campus as of January 3, 2022, you will need to show proof of a negative test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to your first day on campus.  There are two options for testing to consider:

    1. Free – Testing sites near you can be found at: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or call 2-1-1 to learn more.
    2. UrgentMed near you – in partnership with LAFS, please make an appointment at https://urgentmednetwork.com/ and download & complete the attached form below.   

Remember to complete the daily Attestation and upload your negative results to the confidential portal Testing site on LAFS CONNECT prior to arriving on campus. If you do not upload your results, your access to the campus will be delayed until your results are uploaded and approved.

Any employee who receives a positive test result at any time should notify their supervisor and Human Resources: hr@lafilm.edu

January 7, 2021

Hello Everyone ~

Per Tammy’s email on 12/28/21, our Choice Vaccination Policy goes into effect on January 3, 2022.  We are very happy to announce that LAFS will provide weekly on-site testing every Thursday and Friday, beginning Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. This is a PCR test and results will be sent electronically to you within 24-48 hours that you can upload into the confidential Test Result portal on LAFS Connect. 

In the meantime, whether you are scheduled to work or not, you can come in and get tested on Friday, January 7, during the times and at the locations below, to receive and upload your test results in time for to be on campus Monday, January 10.  Thereafter, you can be tested on Thursday or Friday for the following week.  Please remember to complete the Daily Attestation (see link below) prior to arriving on campus.

1st available day of Free Testing on campus

Friday, January 7,2022

LARS: 6690 – from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Testing Locations and Hours after Friday, 01/07/2022

Thursday and Fridays

LARS: 6690 – from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For the Week of January 3 – January 7:

For our unvaccinated employees that are scheduled to work on campus as of January 3, 2022, you will need to show proof of a negative test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to your first day on campus.  There are two options for testing to consider:

    1. Free – Testing sites near you can be found at: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or call 2-1-1 to learn more.
    2. UrgentMed near you – in partnership with LAFS, please make an appointment at https://urgentmednetwork.com/ and download & complete the attached form below.   

Remember to complete the daily Attestation and upload your negative results to the confidential portal Testing site on LAFS CONNECT prior to arriving on campus. If you do not upload your results, your access to the campus will be delayed until your results are uploaded and approved.

Any employee who receives a positive test result at any time should notify their supervisor and Human Resources: hr@lafilm.edu

FSA 2021 Plan

FSA – Mid-Year Changes 2021

Hello ~ We are excited to announce that we have implemented some valuable changes to our FSA Plan(s) as per the COVID-19 Relief Bills (a.k.a., the Consolidated Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan Act). Please read further to learn what is available under each FSA plan for the plan year 2021.

An overview of the changes follows below:

      • Increased 2021 Contribution Limit for Dependent Care FSA
      • Extended Grace Period to 12 months (HFSA & DCFSA)
      • Unrestricted Midyear Election & Enrollment Changes (HFSA & DCFSA)
      • Dependent Age Limit Increased to 14 (DCFSA)
      • Post-Termination Reimbursements (HFSA)

This information is also available on LAFS CONNECT  within the Human Resources Tab. Or, you can visit or register/login at https://www.TASCONLINE.com/ubaaccess for more information. Please contact TASC directly at 800-422-4661 if you have any questions on your current accounts.

HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANY OR ALL OF THESE OPTIONS:

      1. Determine the course of action you want to take.
      2. Next, email the information to HR at hr@lafilm.edu and you’re done!
      3. Should HR have any questions you will be contacted for clarification.
      4. HR will see that your changes are entered into the Benefit Portal in PlanSource which will then be integrated with your Payroll account.

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