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Loyola University Chicago COVID-19 Testing Compliance Policy

Testing Time Window: Sunday-Saturday

Testing Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  • Two or more visits to campus within Testing Time Window = two tests
  • One visit to campus within Testing Time Window = one test

All others

  • Any number of visits within Testing Time Window = one test

Exempt Populations (open access to campus without testing requirement)

  • COVID-19 Positive = 90 days from date of positive test
  • MIIM Participant
  • COVID-19 test at accepted off-site facility = for just that Testing Time Window

Quarantine Populations (no access to campus)

  • COVID-19 positive = 10 days from positive test
  • Close contacts = seven days, with a negative test

Positives & Close Contacts

Each day, the file of positive test results is received by 11 a.m. This report is shared with the contact tracing team. Campus access is removed for 10 days after COVID Care Coordinator has confirmed that the patient was informed.   

Similarly, each day a report is received from contact tracing indicating those individuals who were potentially exposed to a positive case and must quarantine. These individuals are notified by the contact tracer and instructed to quarantine. Campus access for these individuals is removed for up to seven days, with a negative test.

Compliance Analysis

On Tuesday of each week, an analysis is conducted to identify all people who were on campus over the previous Testing Time Window, as recognized by a card swipe or wireless internet proximity. Any number of events over the course of a day result in an indicator of campus presence for that day. Multiple events in one day are viewed as one visit. The number of visits within the Testing Time Window are determined for everyone who has registered an event for that window.    

The testing results from the previous Testing Time Window are aggregated and compared against the visits list. Any individual whose visits and testing schedule do not match the Testing Requirements falls out of compliance. This leads to the Compliance Protocol.

Compliance Protocol

Non-compliance results in the following:   

Students  

  • First instance of non-compliance = First Warning  
  • Second instance of non-compliance = Second Warning  
  • Third instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR)  
    • Note: Residential students will always maintain access to their residence hall, a dining hall, and laundry facilities. 
    • Student IDs will continue to access dining halls and laundry facilities, but temp ID will be issued for residence hall access. Temp IDs not returned will result in an assessed fee. 
    • Campus access is restored at least 48 hours after one negative test. 
  • Fourth instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR)  
    • Note: Residential students will always maintain access to their residence hall, a dining hall, and laundry facilities. 
    • Student IDs will continue to access dining halls and laundry facilities, but a temp ID will be issued for residence hall access. Temp IDs not returned will result in an assessed fee. 
    • Campus access is restored at least 48 hours after two negative tests 
  • Fifth instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR)  
    • Note: Residential students will always maintain access to their residence hall, a dining hall, and laundry facilities.
    • Student IDs will continue to access dining halls and laundry facilities, but temp ID will be issued for residence hall access. Temp IDs not returned will result in an assessed fee. 
  • Campus access privileges will remain revoked for the remainder of the semester.  

Faculty and staff  

  • First instance of non-compliance = First Warning  
  • Second instance of non-compliance = Second Warning  
  • Third instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to supervisor or department chair  
  • Campus access is restored at least 48 hours after one negative test. 
  • Fourth instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to supervisor or department chair  
  • Campus access is restored at least 48 hours after two negative tests. 
  • Fifth instance of non-compliance = Removal of campus access privileges and referral to supervisor or department chair  
  • Department leadership will work with the individual and the testing compliance group to determine an appropriate next step for restoring campus access privileges.  

 

If you have questions about compliance, please email COVID-19compliance@LUC.edu.

 

Last Modified:   Mon, May 17, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
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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.

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