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Helping the Loyola Community Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 on how Loyola is responding to the pandemic. We remain committed to transparent and timely communication. When any decision is made, we communicate it broadly and on this website, and maintain the latest information on our policies and procedures.

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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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Update on Spring 2022 Study Abroad
Faculty, Staff, Students Office of the Provost

Message from the Office of the Provost

September 21, 2021

Dear Loyolans,

I would like to offer some updates on Loyola’s global centers, study abroad programs, and other international activities as we continue to monitor health conditions and protocols in the regions where we work with our international partners.

John Felice Rome Center

We are pleased to announce that travel to our campus in Rome will continue in the spring 2022 semester. With 84 students currently enrolled in the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) this fall, the JFRC expects to remain open at fuller capacity in the spring. Our campus in Rome was founded in 1962, so 2022 marks a special year in which we will celebrate our 60th anniversary. Generations of students have benefited from study abroad in Italy, and we are very happy that in this anniversary year faculty and staff in Rome will be able to welcome students and continue to offer this transformational experience that is so much a part of Loyola’s tradition in meaningful global engagement. To apply for study abroad in Rome, please contact rome@LUC.edu or visit LUC.edu/rome.

Loyola Vietnam Center

Loyola remains committed to maintaining study abroad at the Loyola Vietnam Center (LVC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. However, due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 and low rates of vaccination in Vietnam, all programing and operations at the LVC will remain suspended in the spring 2022 semester and until further notice. Our concern rests with the safety of Loyola and visiting students, with staff and faculty members of the LVC, as well as with our Vietnamese partners; we maintain hope that we will be able to continue offering academic programs in Vietnam when health conditions permit. Students who planned to study abroad in Vietnam in the spring 2022 semester can contact vietnam@LUC.edu for more information.

Study Abroad for J-Term, Spring 2022, Summer 2022

The application portal to study abroad in the J–Term, spring semester, and summer sessions of 2022 is open. Students are welcome to apply for participation in faculty-led programs and other study abroad experiences in partner and third-party programs. A “go/no go” date has been set as October 1, 2021 for J–Term and spring programs. Each program will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the health and safety measures in the destination countries appropriately protect the students and faculty member participants of these programs. For more information on approved programs and to apply for study abroad this winter or spring, please visit abroad.LUC.edu. A “go/no go” date for summer programs and courses abroad has been set for March 1, 2022.

For all study abroad activity during J–Term, spring break, the spring semester, and summer session in 2022, the Office of Study Abroad will continue to monitor all guidance and travel advisories published by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sincerely,

D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J., D.Phil
Associate Provost for Global and Community Engagement

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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 »

Feature Stories & Videos


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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Now Available: COVID Symptom Checker

Now Available: COVID Symptom Checker

The University has developed a Symptom Checker application to promote your own health & safety and to improve awareness of the symptoms of COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that you use the application on a daily basis. It is available for use via your browser and also within the Loyola mobile application.

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Abigail Silva: Herd Immunity

Abigail Silva: Herd Immunity

Loyola Expert, Abigail Silva explains herd immunity and how we would achieve this over COVID-19.

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Media Experts

To contact Loyola's media experts on the Coronavirus and its impact on communities and commerce please contact Anna Rozenich at arozenich@LUC.edu.