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June 2, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 010

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 2

 

June 2, 2021

Dear Loyola Community,

Loyola University Chicago's weekly Return to Campus Update helps keep our community informed as we continue our phased reopening.

This week, learn what our Early Summer Phase means for returning to campus; what health and wellness resources are available to students, faculty, and staff; and more.

Remember—if you are fully vaccinated, uploading your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function is quick, easy, and secure.

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COVID-19 College Challenge

Loyola is proud to be one of three Illinois universities participating in President Biden's COVID-19 College Challenge, which kicked off today! The challenge is part of a month-long White House initiative to help reach the president’s goal of 70 percent of adults having at least one vaccine dose by July 4.

Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all. Learn more about the challenge here.

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Did You Know?

Now that Loyola has moved into the Early Summer Phase of our phased reopening plan, some health and safety rules around our campuses are changing. Did you know:

  • There are no capacity limits in elevators, bathrooms, or support spaces.
  • One-on-one meetings are permitted in offices.
  • Workspaces can hold up to 60 percent density (without maintaining a schedule of occupancy), and kitchenettes are available for use.
  • On-campus indoor events and worship spaces are also expanding their capacity to 60 percent.

For more details about Early Summer and future phases, check out our Return to Campus grid. Haven't been to campus in a while or coming for the first time? Review our updated Return to Campus Checklist before you arrive to help keep yourself and others around you healthy and safe.

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Health and Wellness Resources

While we are excited to fully return to campus this fall, we understand that this transition may bring on additional stress for some within our community. If you need assistance, we encourage you to take advantage of the many free health and wellness resources available at Loyola:

Students: Lake Shore and Water Tower Campus students can reach out to the Wellness Center for assistance, and Health Sciences Campus students can contact Perspectives.

Faculty and staff: The Employee Assistance Program can help you find solutions to issues and difficulties of daily life and can provide supportive materials designed to help you live a balanced lifestyle.

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Have You Uploaded Your Vaccination Card?

Uploading your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function is quick, easy, and secure. It's so simple, you can do it while riding the bus or train or even between episodes of your favorite Netflix show.

Remember: if you are fully vaccinated and your vaccine record has already been uploaded and approved, you are no longer required to participate in our surveillance testing program. Upload your card today to join the more than 7,600 Ramblers who have already done so!

In The News

  • Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois' COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now down to 2 percent—the lowest it’s sunk since experts started tracking it.
  • Washington Post: About 5.2 million travelers passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints over Memorial Day weekend, compared with fewer than 950,000 during the same period last year.
  • New York Times: Federal health officials have stopped investigating breakthrough coronavirus infections in vaccinated people unless the cases cause serious disease that leads to a hospitalization or a death.
  • Bloomberg: A study of a small Brazilian town found that the Sinovac vaccine—which is relied upon by dozens of developing countries—can control COVID-19 outbreaks more effectively than expected from clinical testing.

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 2

 

June 2, 2021

Dear Loyola Community,

Loyola University Chicago's weekly Return to Campus Update helps keep our community informed as we continue our phased reopening.

This week, learn what our Early Summer Phase means for returning to campus; what health and wellness resources are available to students, faculty, and staff; and more.

Remember—if you are fully vaccinated, uploading your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function is quick, easy, and secure.

Vaccine Distribution Icon

COVID-19 College Challenge

Loyola is proud to be one of three Illinois universities participating in President Biden's COVID-19 College Challenge, which kicked off today! The challenge is part of a month-long White House initiative to help reach the president’s goal of 70 percent of adults having at least one vaccine dose by July 4.

Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all. Learn more about the challenge here.

Did You Know icon

Did You Know?

Now that Loyola has moved into the Early Summer Phase of our phased reopening plan, some health and safety rules around our campuses are changing. Did you know:

  • There are no capacity limits in elevators, bathrooms, or support spaces.
  • One-on-one meetings are permitted in offices.
  • Workspaces can hold up to 60 percent density (without maintaining a schedule of occupancy), and kitchenettes are available for use.
  • On-campus indoor events and worship spaces are also expanding their capacity to 60 percent.

For more details about Early Summer and future phases, check out our Return to Campus grid. Haven't been to campus in a while or coming for the first time? Review our updated Return to Campus Checklist before you arrive to help keep yourself and others around you healthy and safe.

RTC Icon (Brain)

Health and Wellness Resources

While we are excited to fully return to campus this fall, we understand that this transition may bring on additional stress for some within our community. If you need assistance, we encourage you to take advantage of the many free health and wellness resources available at Loyola:

Students: Lake Shore and Water Tower Campus students can reach out to the Wellness Center for assistance, and Health Sciences Campus students can contact Perspectives.

Faculty and staff: The Employee Assistance Program can help you find solutions to issues and difficulties of daily life and can provide supportive materials designed to help you live a balanced lifestyle.

Computer Icon

Have You Uploaded Your Vaccination Card?

Uploading your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function is quick, easy, and secure. It's so simple, you can do it while riding the bus or train or even between episodes of your favorite Netflix show.

Remember: if you are fully vaccinated and your vaccine record has already been uploaded and approved, you are no longer required to participate in our surveillance testing program. Upload your card today to join the more than 7,600 Ramblers who have already done so!

COVID-19 Vaccination

In The News

  • Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois' COVID-19 testing positivity rate is now down to 2 percent—the lowest it’s sunk since experts started tracking it.
  • Washington Post: About 5.2 million travelers passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints over Memorial Day weekend, compared with fewer than 950,000 during the same period last year.
  • New York Times: Federal health officials have stopped investigating breakthrough coronavirus infections in vaccinated people unless the cases cause serious disease that leads to a hospitalization or a death.
  • Bloomberg: A study of a small Brazilian town found that the Sinovac vaccine—which is relied upon by dozens of developing countries—can control COVID-19 outbreaks more effectively than expected from clinical testing.