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If you plan to spend any time on Loyola’s campuses in the coming months, please follow these steps before you arrive:

Students who are fully vaccinated

Upload your vaccination card

  • If you have not already, upload your COVID-19 vaccination cards to the Loyola Health function of the Loyola mobile application. A step-by-step guide on how to do so can be found on the vaccine information page. Please be assured that all submitted health records are secure and kept in strict confidence.

  • After you upload your card, you will be contacted if your upload was approved or unapproved. If it is not approved, you will receive an email asking you to check for the most common errors and to upload your vaccination card again. If you have questions from there, we encourage you to reach out to covid-19support@LUC.edu.

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—our daily symptom tracker, positive test result reporting, and more.

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.

Bring your Loyola ID

  • A valid University ID should be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus. Your ID should always be clearly visible and in plain sight. You can find the Campus Card website here.

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.

Students with medical or religious exemptions (or not yet fully vaccinated)

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 your SHIELD Illinois patient portal account

  • If you haven’t already, you will need to create a new patient account. To do so, register at the website below using the URL and relevant Agency Code. After that information is submitted, you will be sent a verification code to enter and confirm your identity.

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, and more.

Comply with Chicago's Emergency Travel Order

  • Loyolans who are not fully vaccinated 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.

Schedule your first surveillance test

  • COVID-19 testing sites are open for anyone coming to our Chicagoland campuses. Schedule your testing visits in the PnC patient portal, selecting a time and date that works for you. Doing so creates a QR code in your patient account. Please have a screenshot/printout of that QR code handy to facilitate a smoother check-in process. Walk-in appointments can be accommodated as needed.

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.

Bring your Loyola ID

  • A valid University ID should be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus. Your ID should always be clearly visible and in plain sight. You can find the Campus Card website here.

Test on your first campus visit

  • Bring your smartphone to your visit, if possible. Test results are typically available within 24 hours and can be found in your 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:

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.

Faculty and staff opting out of surveillance testing

Faculty and staff can opt out of testing if they have been vaccinated and submit their vaccination card.

Upload your vaccination card

  • If you have not already, upload your COVID-19 vaccination cards to the Loyola Health function of the Loyola mobile application. A step-by-step guide on how to do so can be found on the vaccine information page. Please be assured that all submitted health records are secure and kept in strict confidence.

  • After you upload your card, you will be contacted if your upload was approved or unapproved. If it is not approved, you will receive an email asking you to check for the most common errors and to upload your vaccination card again. If you have questions from there, we encourage you to reach out to covid-19support@LUC.edu.

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—our daily symptom tracker, positive test result reporting, and more.

Follow departmental return-to-campus plans

  • Before you leave for campus, Loyola employees should consult with your department leader to understand your department’s return-to-work plans. While campus is accessible to all faculty and staff, certain buildings will remain locked down and can only be opened via card swipe. To ensure that your department’s card access list is up to date, please visit LUC.edu/securityaccess.

Check your transportation needs

  • If you drive to work and need a parking permit, visit the Campus Transportation website to apply. (All parking permits were canceled in spring 2020.) If you ride public transit and are interested in taking advantage of Loyola's pre-tax benefit, you may need to re-enroll or increase your transit deductions. To do so, log into loyolaexpress.com using your UVID and password to make your elections.

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.

Bring your Loyola ID

  • A valid University ID should be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus. Your ID should always be clearly visible and in plain sight. You can find the Campus Card website here.

Update your computers

  • Allow enough time for your computer, conference room computer, or other common use computers to install updates if you are turning them on for the first time in awhile.

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.

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.

Faculty and staff not opting out of surveillance testing

Faculty and staff must test if they have not been vaccinated and have not submitted a vaccination card.

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 your SHIELD Illinois patient portal account

  • If you haven’t already, you will need to create a new patient account. To do so, register at the website below using the URL and relevant Agency Code. After that information is submitted, you will be sent a verification code to enter and confirm your identity.

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, and more.

Comply with Chicago's Emergency Travel Order

  • Loyolans who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days if traveling to or from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

Follow departmental return-to-campus plans

  • Before you leave for campus, Loyola employees should consult with your department leader to understand your department's return-to-work plans. While campus is accessible to all faculty and staff, certain buildings will remain locked down and can only be opened via card swipe. To ensure that your department’s card access list is up to date, please visit LUC.edu/securityaccess.

Check your transportation needs

  • If you drive to work and need a parking permit, visit the Campus Transportation website to apply. (All parking permits were canceled in spring 2020.) If you ride public transit and are interested in taking advantage of Loyola's pre-tax benefit, you may need to re-enroll or increase your transit deductions. To do so, log into loyolaexpress.com using your UVID and password to make your elections.

Find your keys

  • If you cannot locate your keys, please contact Campus Safety here.

Schedule your first surveillance test

  • COVID-19 testing sites are open for anyone coming to campus. Schedule your testing visits in the PnC patient portal, selecting a time and date that works for you. Doing so creates a QR code in your patient account. Please have a screenshot/printout of that QR code handy to facilitate a smoother check-in process. Walk-in appointments can be accommodated as needed.

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.

Bring your Loyola ID

  • A valid University ID should be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus. Your ID should always be clearly visible and in plain sight. You can find the Campus Card website here.

Update your computers

  • Allow enough time for your computer, conference room computer, or other common use computers to install updates if you are turning them on for the first time in awhile.

Test on your first campus visit

  • Bring your smart phone to your visit, if possible. Test results are typically available within 24 hours and can be found in your 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:

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.

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.

If you plan to spend any time on Loyola’s campuses in the coming months, please follow these steps before you arrive: