In preparation for our upcoming semester, Loyola University Chicago’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, it is very likely that incidence within our community will occur in the fall.
Students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at non-Loyola testing sites are required to 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. All COVID-19-related questions or feedback should continue to be sent to covid-19support@LUC.edu, not the case reporting email address.
All positive cases should be reported immediately following the diagnosis. If you are reporting a positive case by phone, please leave your name and phone number in your message so that our contact tracing coordinators can return your call.
Students, faculty, and staff only need to report positive cases within the last 14 days. Those who are conducting studies or working remotely from outside the City of Chicago are still encouraged to report their positive cases for tracking and data purposes.
Caring for the well-being of our community is a group effort. Therefore, it is the obligation of the diagnosed person, not a fellow student, faculty, or staff member, to self-report their case. Students, faculty, and staff members who are aware of COVID-19 cases may also report on behalf of the diagnosed person but should encourage them to self-report. The University has established a contact tracing team and protocol. Contact tracers will follow up with the diagnosed person, investigate the case, and perform any needed contact tracing in a confidential and expedited fashion.
It is the University’s responsibility to respect and maintain the privacy and anonymity of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who may be part of any contact tracing investigation. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the University, along with public health authorities, is not allowed to share the identification of any these individuals, nor will we provide any information that may compromise confidentiality.
If you have not tested positive for COVID-19 but are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, or are awaiting test results, please remain at home and reach out to the following for guidance and care as needed:
- Students at Lakeside campuses, including ABSN students: Call Dial-a-Nurse at 773-508-8883
- Biomedical graduate students and medical students at HSC: Call Employee & Student Health Hotline at 708-216-1170
- Faculty and Staff: Call your medical provider