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Message Sent To:All Faculty, All Staff, All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of the President
Date Sent:Friday, July 30, 2021 04:35 PM CDT

Update on Loyola's Mask Policy

July 30, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Earlier this week, we shared with you that Loyola University Chicago’s mask policy was under review, and we want to provide an update on our current guidance.

In light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) guidance and substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in the city of Chicago and surrounding counties, masks are now required in all public spaces and in all buildings at all Loyola campuses. This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Loyola will continue to review its mask policy based on local health guidance and as we monitor levels of COVID-19 transmission. We will communicate any policy updates in as timely a fashion as possible. The most up-to-date guidance can always be found on the Return to Campus website.

COVID-19 vaccines have still proved to be highly effective against variants and in preventing severe disease. If you have not already, please get vaccinated from COVID-19 as soon as possible and upload your vaccination card to fulfill Loyola’s vaccination requirement for all students, faculty, and staff.

Together in Loyola,

Thomas M. Kelly

Senior Vice President for Administrative Services

Office of the President