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July 7, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 015

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, July 7

 

July 7, 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 the LU Lottery, an upcoming vaccine deadline, and our mask policy.

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

 

LU Lottery: First Raffle This Friday

The Loyola Upload Lottery kicks off this week! Students, upload your COVID-19 card today to become eligible for this week's prizes, which include Lollapalooza tickets, Immersive Van Gogh exhibit tickets, and $200 in Rambler Bucks!

Week one student prize winners will be notified via email this Friday, July 9. Learn more at LUC.edu/LULottery.

LU Lottery: First Raffle This Friday
 
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Upcoming Vaccine Deadline: July 23

Thank you to the more than 12,000 Loyolans who have uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination cards! This includes about 8,500 students—we're halfway there!

As a reminder, all students are required to upload their vaccination cards by Friday, August 6. Students who have not uploaded their vaccination cards or received approval for an exemption by this date will not be able to access campus buildings when the fall semester begins.

If you plan to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this means you must receive the vaccine by Friday, July 23 to meet this deadline. You must also receive a second dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, or Pfizer vaccines by this date.

To make a vaccine appointment, visit zocdoc.com/vaccine or vaccines.gov. If you have not already, upload your COVID-19 vaccination card via Loyola Health today.

Upcoming Vaccine Deadline: July 23
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Mask Policy Reminder

If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in most indoor settings on campus, but they are highly encouraged, especially in high traffic areas such as lobbies, passageways, and elevators. 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 and in all health care settings. This includes the entire Health Sciences Campus, as well as student wellness facilities and COVID-19 testing sites at all three campuses.

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. Wearing of a mask by any vaccinated individuals is a personal choice that we are all obligated to respect.

In The News

  • New York Times: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine protects against the Delta variant, the company reports. Booster shots seem unnecessary, at least for now.
  • NBC 5 Chicago: The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner says that while another COVID-19 surge in the city is possible due to the Delta variant, she doesn't believe it will be like the major surges in 2020 due to vaccinations.
  • Wall Street Journal: Here's what parents with unvaccinated kids need to know about the Delta variant this summer.

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, July 7

 

July 7, 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 the LU Lottery, an upcoming vaccine deadline, and our mask policy.

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

 

LU Lottery: First Raffle This Friday

The Loyola Upload Lottery kicks off this week! Students, upload your COVID-19 card today to become eligible for this week's prizes, which include Lollapalooza tickets, Immersive Van Gogh exhibit tickets, and $200 in Rambler Bucks!

Week one student prize winners will be notified via email this Friday, July 9. Learn more at LUC.edu/LULottery.

LU Lottery: First Raffle This Friday
 
Vaccination Card Upload Icon

Upcoming Vaccine Deadline: July 23

Thank you to the more than 12,000 Loyolans who have uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination cards! This includes about 8,500 students—we're halfway there!

As a reminder, all students are required to upload their vaccination cards by Friday, August 6. Students who have not uploaded their vaccination cards or received approval for an exemption by this date will not be able to access campus buildings when the fall semester begins.

If you plan to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this means you must receive the vaccine by Friday, July 23 to meet this deadline. You must also receive a second dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, or Pfizer vaccines by this date.

To make a vaccine appointment, visit zocdoc.com/vaccine or vaccines.gov. If you have not already, upload your COVID-19 vaccination card via Loyola Health today.

Upcoming Vaccine Deadline: July 23
Mask Icon

Mask Policy Reminder

If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in most indoor settings on campus, but they are highly encouraged, especially in high traffic areas such as lobbies, passageways, and elevators. 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 and in all health care settings. This includes the entire Health Sciences Campus, as well as student wellness facilities and COVID-19 testing sites at all three campuses.

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. Wearing of a mask by any vaccinated individuals is a personal choice that we are all obligated to respect.

In The News

  • New York Times: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine protects against the Delta variant, the company reports. Booster shots seem unnecessary, at least for now.
  • NBC 5 Chicago: The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner says that while another COVID-19 surge in the city is possible due to the Delta variant, she doesn't believe it will be like the major surges in 2020 due to vaccinations.
  • Wall Street Journal: Here's what parents with unvaccinated kids need to know about the Delta variant this summer.