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Caring for the Loyola Community During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Loyola’s COVID-19 website was specifically developed to aid our community and serves as the definitive source for the most current and accurate information. We remain committed to transparent and timely communication. When any decision is made, we communicate it broadly and on this website. Loyola is the school of choice for students seeking new knowledge and pursuing their calling. To inquire about general Loyola information related to COVID-19, please send a message to COVID-19support@LUC.edu.

 

Students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must report their case to the University as soon as possible at COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707. All COVID-19 related questions should be directed to COVID-19support@LUC.EDU.

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January 19 · 5:45 P.M. · Welcome Back, Loyolans
Faculty, Staff, Students Office of the President

Message from the Office of the President
January 19 · 5:45 P.M.

January 19, 2021

Dear Rambler Community,

We want to welcome everyone to the start of the spring semester. While this semester will continue to be one in which we connect mostly virtually, we are pleased to hold an increased number of on-campus classes and host some students in our residence halls. By working together, we will make it a vibrant and safe experience for everyone.

During the coming weeks, we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. This week, we mark the inauguration of our next President and Vice President of the United States. Given this past year and the events that have impacted every American, there is a certain poignancy, a call for deep reflection, and reason to hope in these moments.

Dr. King’s words and actions continue to have contemporary meaning and impact decades after his death. Likewise, this week’s inauguration events mark the 59th time in our nation’s history that we have fulfilled the Constitutional mandate. Yet the ceremony and official swearing into office is not just another routine occasion with historical roots. We are in the midst of a pandemic that continues to claim lives. There are concerns about the security of events at the U.S. Capitol and state capitols following the violence in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. There is a palpable divide among neighbors and communities. Yet watching another barrier fall as Kamala Harris, a woman, Black American, and South Asian American, is sworn in as vice president, reaffirms the hopes and dreams of so many who call our country home.

It is incumbent upon all of us to acknowledge that we are a country made up of a diverse population of people with different experiences and viewpoints. Each of us bears a responsibility for working diligently to make that diversity the strength that it should be. It is important to note that the people, the systems, and the rule of law defending our democracy have stood firm, yet we cannot fall into complacency.

Like affirming that Black lives matter and acknowledging that discrimination of any form is not acceptable, exercising our responsibilities in a democracy is not something that is one and done. Let us mark January 2021 not only as the start of our spring semester but also as the start of a renewed commitment to our Jesuit ideals, knowing the far-reaching impact we can make in all areas of our society.

Sincerely,

Jo Ann Rooney, EdD, JD, LLM
President

Norberto Grzywacz, PhD
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

January 15 · 10:00 A.M. · Return to Campus Webinars
Students Office of the President

January 13 · 11:00 A.M. · Video: Student Experience Webinar
Faculty, Staff, Students Office of the President

January 11 · 11:00 A.M. · Testing Is Open! Here's What to Know.
Faculty, Staff, Students Wellness Center, Facilities

January 11 · 10:50 A.M. · Building Access Updates: Spring 2021
Faculty Facilities

University Preparedness Planning

Loyola University Chicago's emergency response, planning, and decision making which began back in February 2020, has evolved as the pandemic unfolded and is on-going. Our top priority remains Health & Safety, followed by academic continuity (teaching, research and learning) and student recruitment & retention. The emergency response organizational chart depicts our current organization structure. This will continue to evolve—expanding and contracting as needed by our response. There are now nearly 250 faculty, staff and students working daily on our emergency response and planning for a return to the “next normal” of University Operations. Learn more

Reporting Protocol

Loyola's Emergency Response Management team has been working to develop protocols in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that help ensure the health and safety of our community. Given the rising number of COVID-19 cases across our country, students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must report their case to the University as soon as possible. If you have tested positive for the virus, please contact us at COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707.  More Information »

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Spring 2021 Q&A: Testing Protocols

Spring 2021 Q&A: Testing Protocols

Joan Holden, Director of the Loyola Wellness Center & Health Safety Officer at Loyola University Chicago, discusses the frequency in which students, faculty, and staff will need to get tested if they need to be on any LUC campus.

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Loyola Expert, Thao Griffith, provides tips on how families and individuals can stay healthy throughout this pandemic. #CalledAsOne #LoyolaChicago

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