Health and Safety Notices
This dashboard displays data concerning COVID-19's impact on the Loyola community during the Spring 2021 semester. It is updated each evening and may have up to a 24-hour lag.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to conduct a daily health assessment and submit their results via the #CampusClear app. Individuals reporting symptoms or with known or suspected exposure to a person with a confirmed positive case are quarantined and tested in alignment with CDC guidelines for institutions of higher education.
Privacy and Reducing Stigma
Personal medical information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This ensures that those who are sick can focus all their attention on their recovery. It is very important to respect the privacy of all COVID-19 positive cases and not to disclose any suspicions if you believe you know someone who is positive. You must also respect the privacy of anyone who chooses to disclose their personal medical information with you. While we are all doing the best we can to mitigate the spread of the virus, we must expect that some members of our community will test positive, and it is important that we treat them with the same sympathy and understanding that we would wish to receive ourselves.
It is very important to use the #CampusClear app daily and follow all recommendations provided to facilitate the contact tracing process. The contact tracing team will notify those who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive to let them know what they need to do. Student Health Services will follow normal protocols to advise faculty when students have health-related excused absences from class.
Know When to Self-Isolate or Quarantine
If a contact tracer notifies you that you have been in close contact (within less than 6’ for total of 15 minutes or more starting from 48 hours [or 2 days] before your contact had any symptoms or tested positive), you must quarantine for 10-14 days from the incident of close contact. If you are sick or receive positive test results, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the date of test. You may return to normal activities after those 10 days and after you have had no fever (without fever-reducing medications) for 24 hours, and your other symptoms are improving.