If you plan to spend any time on Loyola’s campuses this spring, please follow these steps:

Complete your COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training

Read and sign your surveillance testing e-consent form

  • The consent form can now be accessed via the Enterprise Learning Hub. You will be prompted to login with your LUC ID. You will see your list of Pending Courses. If you have not signed the consent form, it should be listed there. You can also click on Completed Courses; the course name “COVID-19 consent form” will be listed if you have already signed the consent.

Create a patient account with MySHIELD

  • If you have not already, you will receive an email with registration instructions from NO-REPLY@ILLINOIS.EDU titled “MYSHIELDILLINOIS ACTIVATION LETTER.” You must activate your account within 24 hours of receiving the email. When registering, you will be asked to validate using your zip code—please use the zip code that is found in your address at the top of the activation letter email.
  • After registering, you're free to schedule your first test and present yourself for testing. When doing so, be sure to select “Shield Loyola University – LSC, WTC, HSC.” This is the valid testing location for all four campus testing sites. (See below for more information about scheduling.)
  • If you don’t receive MySHIELD instructions, you can contact COVID-19testing@LUC.edu for assistance.

Download your Loyola Mobile app

  • Be sure to download the Loyola mobile app, which now offers a Loyola Health function right at the top. Loyola Health is your one-stop shop for COVID-19 information—testing, our daily symptom tracker, positive test result reporting, building access status updates, and more.

Download the MyChart mobile app

  • Download the MyChart mobile app (from wherever you download mobile applications). MyChart provides mobile access to MySHIELD for scheduling visits and viewing your test results. During initial setup, select “SHIELD Illinois” as your organization.

Comply with Chicago's Emergency Travel Order

  • Loyolans must quarantine for 14 days if traveling to or from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. Read Chicago's Emergency Travel Order.

Start move-in quarantine (for residential students)

  • Move-in quarantine—which will last a maximum of 14 days—will start when residential students arrive on campus. Learn more about residence hall move-in.

Follow remote semester start (for most in-person classes)

  • Loyola has switched most on-campus classes to online delivery for the first two weeks of the spring semester. Students who are registered for an on-campus class should receive information from their faculty about specific plans for the first two weeks. Read the remote start announcement for more information.

Follow departmental return-to-campus plans (for faculty and staff)

  • Loyola employees should come to campus only as scheduled and should work from home whenever possible and feasible. Check with your department leader before you leave for campus; those leaders have developed return-to-campus plans with staggered schedules to limit campus density.

Review the spring building access calendar (for faculty and staff)

  • For those visiting campus intermittently, we will continue to provide periodic and short-term access to restricted buildings on an established schedule. See the building access dates.

Schedule your first surveillance test

  • COVID-19 testing sites will open on January 11 for anyone coming to campus. Schedule your testing visits in your MySHIELD patient portal to facilitate a smoother check-in process. Even though we have four testing locations across our three campuses, there is only one site for Loyola within the MySHIELD portal. Everyone will schedule their visit for the one “Shield Loyola University” site. While there are time slots to choose, the time itself does not matter, just the day.

Complete the Symptom Checker daily

  • Access the University’s Symptom Checker through your browser or through the Loyola Mobile app. It is strongly recommended that you use the application on a daily basis. Access the Symptom Checker.

Test on your first campus visit

  • Bring your smart phone to your visit, if possible, and be prepared to show both your Loyola health app and your scheduled appointment (via the MyChart mobile app). Test results are typically available within 24 hours and can be found in your MySHIELD patient portal. Review the On-Campus COVID-19 Testing website for specifics about how to prepare for your COVID-19 test.

Continue to test throughout the semester

  • Here's how often you should test each week:

    COVID-19 testing frequency table

Report a positive COVID-19 result

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, report your positive case over email to COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707. When doing so, provide your name, Loyola ID, phone number, and your date of diagnosis/test. A Loyola contact tracer will quickly follow up with you. You should immediately begin your period of isolation, as well.
    • Students who test positive and live in the residence halls should isolate in their rooms; Covid Care Coordinators will be in contact to provide additional support.

Always follow health and safety guidelines

  • Following a simple set of required personal safety practices can lower your own risk of infection and can help protect others. See the Required Personal Safety Practices.

Thank you for following these health and safety protocols. Together, we can help ensure a successful and healthy spring semester.

Last Modified:   Tue, January 19, 2021 8:51 AM CST

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For Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and university updates, visit LUC.edu/coronavirus.

To inquire about general Loyola information related to COVID-19, please email COVID-19support@luc.edu

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.