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August 4, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 019

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 4

 

August 4, 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's issue includes information about Friday's vaccine upload deadline, a recording of last week's staff Return to Campus webinar, and more.

If you are fully vaccinated, upload your COVID-19 vaccination card today.

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Vaccine Card Upload Deadline This Friday

All students must upload their vaccination card by this Friday, August 6. Students who have not uploaded their vaccination cards or received approval for an exemption by Friday will not remain enrolled in classes when the fall semester begins and will not have access to campus buildings.

We thank the more than 19,000 Loyolans who have have uploaded their vaccination cards. If you have not already, upload your card today at LUC.edu/vaxupload.

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Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirement

In alignment with new higher education guidance released from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Loyola now requires all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, along with students, to be vaccinated from COVID-19. Read the full announcement.

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Mask Policy

In light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) guidance and substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in the city of Chicago and surrounding counties, masks are now required in all indoor public spaces and in all buildings at all Loyola campuses. This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors regardless of vaccination status.

Loyola will continue to review its mask policy based on local health guidance and as we monitor levels of COVID-19 transmission. We will communicate any policy updates in as timely a fashion as possible.

Return to Campus Webinars

Thank you to the nearly 600 staff members who joined us for last week's webinar, An Overview of Return to Campus! For staff who could not attend, we encourage you to view the recording here at your earliest convenience.

Our next webinar, geared toward faculty, will be on Thursday, August 12 at 3 p.m. Faculty, please register here today. Additional details will be shared soon.

Last Week for the LU Lottery!

This is the last week to win prizes through the LU Lottery! Upload your vaccination card today to be eligible to win a ThinkPad laptop, Rambler Bucks, and other exciting grand prizes.

Week 5 student prize winners will be notified via email this Friday, August 6. Learn more at LUC.edu/LULottery.

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Update on COVID-19 Reimbursement

In March 2020, the University expanded its policy concerning reimbursement of personal cell phone and home internet data usage as a significant portion of Loyola faculty and staff temporarily transitioned to remote work arrangements due to government and University COVID-19 restrictions. Given our return to campus plan, the University will only continue this reimbursement through July 2021.

Please refer to Section C, Personal Cell Phone and Home Internet Data Usage, in the Travel & Business Expense Policy for further information.

In The News

  • NBC 5 Chicago: Chicago officials have recommended everyone wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, but said there are "no plans to shut down" the city again as COVID-19 metrics continue to rise.

  • Associated Press: The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida rose to an all-time high of 11,515 patients in one day.

  • New York Times: New York City will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and fitness.

Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 4

 

August 4, 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's issue includes information about Friday's vaccine upload deadline, a recording of last week's staff Return to Campus webinar, and more.

If you are fully vaccinated, upload your COVID-19 vaccination card today.

Vaccination Card Upload Icon

Vaccine Card Upload Deadline This Friday

All students must upload their vaccination card by this Friday, August 6. Students who have not uploaded their vaccination cards or received approval for an exemption by Friday will not remain enrolled in classes when the fall semester begins and will not have access to campus buildings.

We thank the more than 19,000 Loyolans who have have uploaded their vaccination cards. If you have not already, upload your card today at LUC.edu/vaxupload.

Vaccine Distribution Icon

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirement

In alignment with new higher education guidance released from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Loyola now requires all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, along with students, to be vaccinated from COVID-19. Read the full announcement.

Mask Icon

Mask Policy

In light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) guidance and substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in the city of Chicago and surrounding counties, masks are now required in all indoor public spaces and in all buildings at all Loyola campuses. This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors regardless of vaccination status.

Loyola will continue to review its mask policy based on local health guidance and as we monitor levels of COVID-19 transmission. We will communicate any policy updates in as timely a fashion as possible.

Return to Campus Webinars

Thank you to the nearly 600 staff members who joined us for last week's webinar, An Overview of Return to Campus! For staff who could not attend, we encourage you to view the recording here at your earliest convenience.

Our next webinar, geared toward faculty, will be on Thursday, August 12 at 3 p.m. Faculty, please register here today. Additional details will be shared soon.

Last Week for the LU Lottery!

This is the last week to win prizes through the LU Lottery! Upload your vaccination card today to be eligible to win a ThinkPad laptop, Rambler Bucks, and other exciting grand prizes.

Week 5 student prize winners will be notified via email this Friday, August 6. Learn more at LUC.edu/LULottery.

Mask Icon

Update on COVID-19 Reimbursement

In March 2020, the University expanded its policy concerning reimbursement of personal cell phone and home internet data usage as a significant portion of Loyola faculty and staff temporarily transitioned to remote work arrangements due to government and University COVID-19 restrictions. Given our return to campus plan, the University will only continue this reimbursement through July 2021.

Please refer to Section C, Personal Cell Phone and Home Internet Data Usage, in the Travel & Business Expense Policy for further information.

In The News

  • NBC 5 Chicago: Chicago officials have recommended everyone wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, but said there are "no plans to shut down" the city again as COVID-19 metrics continue to rise.

  • Associated Press: The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida rose to an all-time high of 11,515 patients in one day.

  • New York Times: New York City will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and fitness.