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June 16, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 012

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 16

 

June 16, 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, read important updates on COVID-19 vaccination deadlines, mask guidance changes, 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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Vaccine Card Upload Deadline: Friday, August 6

All students are now required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards by no later than Friday, August 6. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and upload their vaccination cards by this date as well.

View the chart below to determine when you need to receive your vaccine (if you have not already) to upload your vaccination card and be fully vaccinated by this deadline:

If you have already been vaccinated, please upload your vaccination card as soon as possible. Remember: you can check your vaccine upload status anytime in Loyola Health. If your vaccine status bar is green, you are good to go.

If you are seeking a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine, we ask that you send in your request as soon as possible to WellnessCenter@LUC.edu. If you have any questions about the process, please contact covid-19support@LUC.edu.

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Mask Policy Changes

Following the city and state's reopening on Friday, June 11, Loyola will move to the Summer Phase (Phase 2A) of our phased reopening.

If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in most indoor settings, but they are highly encouraged, especially in high traffic areas such as lobbies, passageways, and elevators. Wearing of a mask by any vaccinated individuals is a personal choice that we are all obligated to respect.

If you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors and outdoors at all times on campus.

Regardless of vaccination status: Masks are still required in all classes as we await more students to upload their vaccination cards and demonstrate they are fully vaccinated on or before August 6.

Masks are still required in all health care settings. In alignment with Loyola Medicine, this includes any space at the Health Sciences Campus in which patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students might interact, as well as student wellness facilities and COVID-19 testing sites at all three campuses.

This updated guidance applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at our campuses. "Fully vaccinated" means that your vaccination card has been uploaded and approved and that you are two weeks past your final vaccine dose. Please note that masks may be required at specific indoor campus events or activities regardless of vaccination status, and these requirements will be communicated in advance.

The most up-to-date information about Loyola's phased reopening plans can always be found on the Return to Campus grid.

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JFRC Reopening

The Office of Global and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) will be open and operational this fall. Students are welcome and encouraged to apply now for study abroad at the JFRC for both the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.

All students currently admitted for the fall 2021 semester in Rome will soon be receiving detailed information on registration and orientation as they prepare to make their travel plans. For more information, please contact rome@LUC.edu.

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Juneteenth

A reminder that the University will be closed this Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19. On-campus surveillance testing locations will be closed on Friday and re-open on Monday, June 21 in accordance with our new summer hours.

In The News

  • CNN: The CDC named the Delta variant a "variant of concern," further stressing the importance of vaccination. 
  • Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois recorded its fewest new coronavirus cases since March 2020 and will end daily updates.
  • NBC 5 Chicago: There are no states on Chicago's emergency travel order for the second week in a row. 
  • NPR: The U.S. has surpassed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths, more than any other country.

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 16

 

June 16, 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, read important updates on COVID-19 vaccination deadlines, mask guidance changes, and more.

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

Computer Icon

Vaccine Card Upload Deadline: Friday, August 6

All students are now required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards by no later than Friday, August 6. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and upload their vaccination cards by this date as well.

View the chart below to determine when you need to receive your vaccine (if you have not already) to upload your vaccination card and be fully vaccinated by this deadline:

Vaccine Card Upload Deadline Chart

If you have already been vaccinated, please upload your vaccination card as soon as possible. Remember: you can check your vaccine upload status anytime in Loyola Health. If your vaccine status bar is green, you are good to go.

If you are seeking a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine, we ask that you send in your request as soon as possible to WellnessCenter@LUC.edu. If you have any questions about the process, please contact covid-19support@LUC.edu.

Mask Icon

Mask Policy Changes

Following the city and state's reopening on Friday, June 11, Loyola will move to the Summer Phase (Phase 2A) of our phased reopening.

If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in most indoor settings, but they are highly encouraged, especially in high traffic areas such as lobbies, passageways, and elevators. Wearing of a mask by any vaccinated individuals is a personal choice that we are all obligated to respect.

If you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors and outdoors at all times on campus.

Regardless of vaccination status: Masks are still required in all classes as we await more students to upload their vaccination cards and demonstrate they are fully vaccinated on or before August 6.

Masks are still required in all health care settings. In alignment with Loyola Medicine, this includes any space at the Health Sciences Campus in which patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students might interact, as well as student wellness facilities and COVID-19 testing sites at all three campuses.

This updated guidance applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at our campuses. "Fully vaccinated" means that your vaccination card has been uploaded and approved and that you are two weeks past your final vaccine dose. Please note that masks may be required at specific indoor campus events or activities regardless of vaccination status, and these requirements will be communicated in advance.

The most up-to-date information about Loyola's phased reopening plans can always be found on the Return to Campus grid.

Did You Know icon

JFRC Reopening

The Office of Global and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) will be open and operational this fall. Students are welcome and encouraged to apply now for study abroad at the JFRC for both the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.

All students currently admitted for the fall 2021 semester in Rome will soon be receiving detailed information on registration and orientation as they prepare to make their travel plans. For more information, please contact rome@LUC.edu.

Book Icon

Juneteenth

A reminder that the University will be closed this Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19. On-campus surveillance testing locations will be closed on Friday and re-open on Monday, June 21 in accordance with our new summer hours.

In The News

  • CNN: The CDC named the Delta variant a "variant of concern," further stressing the importance of vaccination. 
  • Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois recorded its fewest new coronavirus cases since March 2020 and will end daily updates.
  • NBC 5 Chicago: There are no states on Chicago's emergency travel order for the second week in a row. 
  • NPR: The U.S. has surpassed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths, more than any other country.