In accordance with the guidelines of public health officials, Loyola will begin a phased reopening of our campuses, taking careful precautions to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are able to return safely. Only those individuals who are directed to return to campus by their dean/vice president, department or program director, or supervisor should do so at this time; all other should continue to work remotely. The following section outlines the decision process for groups who will return to campus and guidelines for those individuals who are returning at this time.

Anyone planning to spend time on our campuses this semester should first review our Return to Campus checklist.

Departmental Work Plan Adaptation to COVID-19 Guidelines

Loyola employees should come to campus only as scheduled and should work from home whenever possible and feasible. Both faculty and staff can request to work remotely if they are high-risk as defined by the CDC or meet other defined criteria, and are able to complete their responsibilities remotely.  

Faculty and staff who are returning to campus will do so in designated stages. Once staff members are back on campus, managers will need to stagger work schedules and implement other practices to maintain an appropriately healthy work environment. Department leaders have been asked to develop their return-to-campus plans, utilizing a toolkit of documents as a guide. This toolkit includes several documents:  

Please submit your department's return to campus request using our new electronic request forms.

For detailed workplace guidelines, see the Faculty and Staff Workspace and Health Monitoring Guidelines at LUC.edu/returntocampus/campusscenarios/workingenvironments/

For additional information, ask to speak with your manager or HR representative. 

Schedule of Occupancy for Returning Staff/Faculty

As Loyola begins its phased return to campus, a schedule of occupancy must be completed and submitted in conjunction with the department’s reopen request form.

For the health and safety of the entire University community, the expectation is that employees should continue to work from home if their job duties can be completed remotely. Only employees whose job duties must be performed on campus will return. To start, departments should target no more than 25 percent occupancy of their workspace at any given time.

Please review the schedule of occupancy form.

The Rambler Promise

At the completion of the Get Inclusive COVID-19 training module, we ask our students to pledge to honor the Student Promise to care for self, care for others, and care for the greater community by putting into practice the health safety measures they have learned in the training.

Rambler Promise: On behalf of Loyola University Chicago, thank you for completing the questionnaire portion of the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training. As the training illustrated, our individual choices and actions can greatly impact the well-being and safety of our campus and wider community. Safety is the responsibility of everyone on campus, including you. By checking the box and electronically signing below, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the guidelines outlined in the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training. Additionally, as a member of the Loyola community, you agree to help maintain a safer environment for students, staff, faculty, and our neighbors by following the health and safety guidelines outlined in this training. You will honor the Student Promise to care for self, care for others, and care for the greater community by practicing social distancing; by frequent hand washing; and by wearing face coverings over your nose and mouth in public areas, including campus offices, classrooms, and common areas, among others. To remain informed about the latest COVID-19-related University updates, you agree to frequently check  LUC.edu/returntocampus. Finally, you acknowledge and understand that failure to comply with any Loyola policies or guidelines regarding COVID-19 or other applicable laws, rules, regulations, guidance or policies regarding COVID-19 (international, federal, state, or local) may result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Failure to complete the COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Training does not relieve any student from being responsible for complying fully with all of the guidelines outlined in the training.

Last Modified:   Wed, January 6, 2021 5:57 PM CST

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For Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and university updates, visit LUC.edu/coronavirus.

To inquire about general Loyola information related to COVID-19, please email COVID-19support@luc.edu

Students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must report their case to the University as soon as possible at COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707.