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June 23, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 013

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 23

 

June 23, 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 more about vaccination card upload requirements, the vaccine clinic on June 29 at the Water Tower Campus, and the Summer Phase of the Return to Campus reopening.

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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First Dose Deadline: June 25

If you plan to receive the Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm vaccine, you must receive your first dose by this Friday, June 25 in order to meet Loyola's vaccination card upload deadline. To make a vaccine appointment, visit zocdoc.com/vaccine or vaccines.gov.

As a reminder, all students are now required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards by Friday, August 6. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and upload their vaccination cards by this date as well. If you have already been vaccinated, please upload your vaccination card as soon as possible.

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. Please note that a request for exemption does not guarantee approval. If you have any questions about the process, please contact covid-19support@LUC.edu.

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Vaccine Clinic: June 29

Loyola is partnering with Empower Health Services to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Water Tower Campus on Tuesday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register for an appointment and learn more. Remember to bring a printed copy of your consent form, and please only come at your designated appointment time.

Did You Know icon

Did You Know?

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

  • Worship spaces now allow 100 percent capacity, following the Archdiocese of Chicago's Phase V guidance.
  • 25Live Pro will be relaunching this summer to accommodate campus room reservation requests for the fall.
  • There are no longer capacity limits for elevators on campus.
  • The Loyola campus shuttle (not currently running) will resume normal operations this fall, from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Friday.
  • Food services will resume on all three Chicagoland campuses this fall.

Fully updated guidelines for campus access, housing, transportation, and more can be found on our Return to Campus website.

In The News

  • Chicago Tribune: Illinois will offer $7 million in cash and $3 million in scholarships in a lottery for residents who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • NPR: The European Union lifted travel restrictions on tourists from the United States.
  • CNN: Study finds that the human immune system keeps generating protection against coronavirus even a year after infection.
  • New York Times: The United States is likely to fall short of President Biden's goal to have 70 percent of the eligible population vaccinated by July 4.

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, June 23

 

June 23, 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 more about vaccination card upload requirements, the vaccine clinic on June 29 at the Water Tower Campus, and the Summer Phase of the Return to Campus reopening.

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

Vaccination Card Upload Icon

First Dose Deadline: June 25

If you plan to receive the Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm vaccine, you must receive your first dose by this Friday, June 25 in order to meet Loyola's vaccination card upload deadline. To make a vaccine appointment, visit zocdoc.com/vaccine or vaccines.gov.

First Dose Deadline, June 25

As a reminder, all students are now required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards by Friday, August 6. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and upload their vaccination cards by this date as well. If you have already been vaccinated, please upload your vaccination card as soon as possible.

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. Please note that a request for exemption does not guarantee approval. If you have any questions about the process, please contact covid-19support@LUC.edu.

Vaccine Distribution Icon

Vaccine Clinic: June 29

Loyola is partnering with Empower Health Services to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Water Tower Campus on Tuesday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register for an appointment and learn more. Remember to bring a printed copy of your consent form, and please only come at your designated appointment time.

Did You Know icon

Did You Know?

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

  • Worship spaces now allow 100 percent capacity, following the Archdiocese of Chicago's Phase V guidance.
  • 25Live Pro will be relaunching this summer to accommodate campus room reservation requests for the fall.
  • There are no longer capacity limits for elevators on campus.
  • The Loyola campus shuttle (not currently running) will resume normal operations this fall, from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Friday.
  • Food services will resume on all three Chicagoland campuses this fall.

Fully updated guidelines for campus access, housing, transportation, and more can be found on our Return to Campus website.

In The News

  • Chicago Tribune: Illinois will offer $7 million in cash and $3 million in scholarships in a lottery for residents who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • NPR: The European Union lifted travel restrictions on tourists from the United States.
  • CNN: Study finds that the human immune system keeps generating protection against coronavirus even a year after infection.
  • New York Times: The United States is likely to fall short of President Biden's goal to have 70 percent of the eligible population vaccinated by July 4.