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September 9, 2021

Dear Students,

Given that we will be returning to campus shortly and have evacuated to areas across the country, all students are instructed to take a rapid COVID test before returning to campus. We are also asking this of our faculty and staff.

If you are vaccinated, and you begin to experience any symptoms of COVID, or if you are concerned about a potential exposure at any point prior to your scheduled return date, please do not return to campus. Get tested at your current location. Please continue to email covid@loyno.edu to report positive COVID results or confirmed exposures. If you need assistance in finding a testing site, the public health team is happy to help.  

Loyola cares about your safety and wellbeing. Out of an abundance of caution, all unvaccinated students are required to submit proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to or upon return to campus. Loyola’s Student Health Services will be providing rapid COVID-19 tests to be self-administered on-site to assist with the requirement for unvaccinated students. For more information, please see our FAQ page.

For all students, prior to returning to campus and resuming in-person classes, we recommend that you limit activities to essential functions like going to medical appointments, getting groceries, and picking up personal care items. We recommend that you limit the number of people you’re around outside of your household and maintain social distance, as evacuation travel increases the possibility of exposure to COVID.


Alicia A. Bourque, Ph.D.
Chief Student Affairs Officer 

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