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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.

Check your symptoms by using the covid symptom checker app.

Click here to view our COVID-19 Testing Dashboard.

January 22, 2021 · 4:30 P.M. · Student Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Students Wellness Center

Message from the Wellness Center
January 22, 2021 · 4:30 P.M.

January 22, 2021

Dear Students,

As we begin the Spring 2021 semester, we want to remind you of the many mental health and wellness resources available to you, whether you are living on campus this spring or learning remotely.

  • Toolkit for Staying Well and Connected During COVID-19: On this page, you will find fun apps and free resources to help you stay connected and entertained. There is also important information for different populations who are affected by this crisis, and information about nutrition while sheltering at home.
  • Telehealth Counseling: If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth counseling appointment with the Wellness Center, this page provides information on eligibility and how to access services.
  • Group Counseling: All Spring 2021 Wellness Center groups will be held over Zoom. Some groups are open to all Loyola students, regardless of whether you reside in or outside the state of Illinois. Other groups are only open to students who currently reside in the state of Illinois. All workshops are open to out-of-state students.
  • Mental Health Resources for Black Students: The Wellness Center has compiled mental health resources for Black students. Resources include websites, articles, social media accounts to follow, and assistance locating a therapist.

This list of resources can also be found on the Return to Campus website.

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic can have a negative impact on students’ mental health, especially for those who are currently living on campus and completing the mandatory two-week quarantine. If you are experiencing an urgent, non-life threatening mental health crisis, please contact the Wellness Center at 773-508-2530 and hit Option 3 to leave a message. A mental provider will call you back within 30 minutes. You can also visit our Emergency/Crisis Care page to learn more.

For more information on all student mental health services offered through the Wellness Center at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campus, click here. For information on mental health services offered at the Health Sciences Campus, click here.

On behalf of the entire Wellness Center, we wish you a wonderful, safe spring semester and are here to support you in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Joan Holden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Director, Wellness Center

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January 15 · 10:00 A.M. · Return to Campus Webinars
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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 »

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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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Now Available: COVID Symptom Checker

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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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Thao Griffith: Staying Active and Healthy During COVID-19

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