Faculty and staff must test if they have not been vaccinated and have not submitted a vaccination card.
Read and sign your surveillance testing e-consent form
The consent form can now be accessed via the Enterprise Learning Hub. You will be prompted to login with your LUC ID. You will see your list of Pending Courses. If you have not signed the consent form, it should be listed there. You can also click on Completed Courses; the course name “COVID-19 consent form” will be listed if you have already signed the consent.
Create your SHIELD Illinois patient portal account
If you haven’t already, you will need to create a new patient account. To do so, register at the website below using the URL and relevant Agency Code. After that information is submitted, you will be sent a verification code to enter and confirm your identity.
Download your Loyola Mobile app
Be sure to download the Loyola mobile app, which now offers a Loyola Health function right at the top. Loyola Health is your one-stop shop for COVID-19 information—testing, our daily symptom tracker, positive test result reporting, and more.
Comply with Chicago's Emergency Travel Order
Loyolans who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days if traveling to or from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.
Follow departmental return-to-campus plans
Before you leave for campus, Loyola employees should consult with your department leader to understand your department's return-to-work plans. While campus is accessible to all faculty and staff, certain buildings will remain locked down and can only be opened via card swipe. To ensure that your department’s card access list is up to date, please visit LUC.edu/securityaccess.
Check your transportation needs
If you drive to work and need a parking permit, visit the Campus Transportation website to apply. (All parking permits were canceled in spring 2020.) If you ride public transit and are interested in taking advantage of Loyola's pre-tax benefit, you may need to re-enroll or increase your transit deductions. To do so, log into loyolaexpress.com using your UVID and password to make your elections.
Find your keys
If you cannot locate your keys, please contact Campus Safety here.
Schedule your first surveillance test
COVID-19 testing sites are open for anyone coming to campus. Schedule your testing visits in the PnC patient portal, selecting a time and date that works for you. Doing so creates a QR code in your patient account. Please have a screenshot/printout of that QR code handy to facilitate a smoother check-in process. Walk-in appointments can be accommodated as needed.
Complete the Symptom Checker daily
Access the University’s Symptom Checker through your browser or through the Loyola Mobile app. It is strongly recommended that you use the application on a daily basis.
Bring your Loyola ID
A valid University ID should be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus. Your ID should always be clearly visible and in plain sight. You can find the Campus Card website here.
Update your computers
Allow enough time for your computer, conference room computer, or other common use computers to install updates if you are turning them on for the first time in awhile.
Test on your first campus visit
Bring your smart phone to your visit, if possible. Test results are typically available within 24 hours and can be found in your patient portal. Review the On-Campus COVID-19 Testing website for specifics about how to prepare for your COVID-19 test.
Continue to test throughout the semester
Here's how often you should test each week:
Report a positive COVID-19 result
If you test positive for COVID-19, report your positive case over email to COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707. When doing so, provide your name, Loyola ID, phone number, and your date of diagnosis/test. A Loyola contact tracer will quickly follow up with you. You should immediately begin your period of isolation, as well.
Always follow health and safety guidelines
Following a simple set of required personal safety practices can lower your own risk of infection and can help protect others. See the Required Personal Safety Practices.