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June 2, 2022

Dear Loyola community,

The CDC is now reporting that COVID levels in Orleans Parish are high. It is highly recommended that you wear a mask indoors in public, get a booster if you are eligible for one, and get tested if you have any symptoms. Please remember that N95 and KN95 masks provide the strongest protection.

At this time we are not re-instituting a campuswide mask mandate. But if you are at high risk for serious illness or live with someone at high risk, you should wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of your vaccination status. Consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed. Have some home tests on hand to get quick results if you start to feel sick. You may also wish to talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies.

If you do get sick with COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness, wear a mask around others and maintain physical distance to help protect people near you. Cover your coughs and sneezes, and consider avoiding public events or using public transportation until you recover.

Please report illness and recent exposure to Loyola Public Health at We recommend testing if you have any symptoms, or if you have known or suspected close contact. You should get tested at least 5 days after exposure, or immediately after onset of symptoms. If you test negative and symptoms persist, you should test again. If you will be on campus this summer, please continue to follow our protocols for symptoms, testing, and quarantine/isolation.

Please contact with any COVID-related questions.

Take good care,

Alicia A. Bourque, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs 

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