COVID-19 Pandemic & Required Personal Safety Practices
We all have a part to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Following a simple set of required personal safety practices may lower your own risk of being infected and may help protect others. All members of the Loyola community are expected to remain informed about and comply with the practices found on Loyola’s Return to Campus website while on any of the University’s campuses. Below are some of the key components of the University’s required health & safety practices:
• Wear a face covering (also referred to as a mask) over the nose and mouth at all times:
-While indoors and outdoors on any of Loyola’s campuses, and
-In the presence of others and in public settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
-Face coverings are not required while eating or drinking, or for students with documentation through the Student Accessibility Center that would preclude them from wearing a face covering.
• Maintain physical distancing of six feet from anyone who does not live in your household;
• Do not gather in groups of 6 (six) or more;
• Wear your Loyola ID, visibly and in plain sight, indoors and outdoors while on any of Loyola’s campuses;
• Comply with reasonable requests from other students, faculty, and staff (including Loyola Student Ambassadors) to follow Loyola’s required personal safety practices;
• Report to the University if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Please contact the University at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-7707;
• Complete the mandatory COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training, which includes the Rambler Promise listed on the following page; and
• Follow all city, state, and federal public health directives. Key city of Chicago requirements include, but are not limited to:
-Limit guest entry in residential properties (i.e. off campus apartments) to five people per unit; and
-Adhere to emergency travel order requiring quarantining for 14 days for anyone coming to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases even if you have tested negative for the disease. Information on Loyola’s quarantine and isolation procedures can be found on the Return to Campus website.
Loyola cannot guarantee an environment free of COVID-19 or prevent the risks of exposure to COVID-19, even with mitigation steps and safety practices and your compliance with them. All members of the community are advised that physically returning to any Loyola campus includes risks of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19 and its other effects. All members of the Loyola community are required to do their part to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection by adhering to applicable city, state, federal, and international laws, rules, policies, and guidelines as well as University policies and guidelines.
You acknowledge and understand that the circumstances regarding COVID-19 are changing from day to day and that, accordingly, city, state, federal, and international laws, rules, policies and guidelines, as well as University policies and guidelines, are regularly modified and updated. You accept full responsibility for familiarizing yourself with the most recent updates and complying with the same, as applicable.
While these are requirements, we also trust in members of the Loyola community to embody the spirit of being persons for others and leaders in our communities, especially during this global pandemic. We must all do our part to protect all of those around us, not only ourselves.
Failure to comply with any Loyola policies or guidelines regarding COVID-19, or other applicable city, state, federal, or international laws, rules, policies or guidelines regarding COVID-19 may result in a referral to OSCCR under the Failure to Comply policy §201(8) and/or any other applicable policies.
The Rambler Promise is part of Loyola’s required COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training and can be found in its entirety below:
As the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training illustrated, our individual choices and actions can greatly impact the well-being and safety of our campus and wider community. Safety is the responsibility of everyone on campus, including you. By checking the box and electronically signing this module, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the guidelines outlined in the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training.
Additionally, as a member of the Loyola community, you agree to help maintain a safer environment for students, staff, faculty, and our neighbors by following the health and safety guidelines outlined in this training. You will honor the Student Promise to care for self, care for others, and care for the greater community by practicing social distancing, by frequent hand washing, and by wearing face coverings over your nose and mouth in public areas, including campus offices, classrooms, and dining halls, among others.
To remain informed about the latest COVID-19-related University updates, you agree to frequently check the Return to Campus website. Finally, you acknowledge and understand that failure to comply with any Loyola policies or guidelines regarding COVID-19, or other applicable international, federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations, guidance or policies regarding COVID-19 may result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
Failure to complete the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training does not relieve any student from being responsible for complying fully with all of the guidelines outlined in the training.