Health, Safety, and Well-Being Update
All Loyola faculty, staff, and students are required to submit proof of vaccine booster shots. UPLOAD HERE
Caring for our community's health, safety, and well-being
Loyola University Chicago’s Health, Safety, and Well-Being Update website helps keep our community informed on health and safety protocols that allow us to remain on campus as we continue to navigate the challenges of public health in our community. This site contains information on required practices for anyone on our campuses as well as resources for students, faculty, and staff.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
In an effort to further protect the health and safety of our community—particularly as we navigate the impact of the highly transmissive omicron variant—Loyola will now require students, faculty, and staff to receive a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. All students, faculty, and staff are now required to receive a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine and upload proof to Loyola Health by Monday, February 21. If you have not already, get boosted now and upload the information through Loyola Health at LUC.edu/vaxupload.
To inquire about general Loyola information related to COVID-19, please send a message to COVID-19support@LUC.edu.
MPV is a virus that causes a rare disease known as monkeypox. Although the virus was first found in monkeys, MPV can be found in humans and in other animals as well. The risk of contracting MPV is very low for those who are not having prolonged body contact or close face-to-face contact with infected persons. You should take the following steps to avoid close contact and prevent getting MPV:
- Avoid close skin-to-skin contact with people who have suspected or known MPV or a rash
- Do not touch the rash or scabs on someone else
- Do not share food, drinks, or eating utensils with others
- Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing that belong to someone else
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
If you believe you may be high risk for MPV, please use the Chicago Department of Public Health list to access vaccination resources. Symptoms of MPV can include fever/chills, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and exhaustion and a rash. Rash may start before flu like symptoms and could be present anywhere on the body. If you develop symptoms consistent with MPV, please contact your primary care provider. If you are student, you may also contact the Wellness Center at 773-508-8883.