Loyola confirms 28 active cases of COVID-19



This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Loyola will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend university events or use university facilities.

Gabriela Carballo

There are 28 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 among Loyola community members as of Nov. 13, according to the university website.

Of those positive cases, all are students, with 12 people in isolation in a residence hall and 16 in isolation off campus. Three of these students are exclusively attending classes online this semester.

The highest number of active cases reported on campus this semester is 29 cases on Sept. 5.

As of the week of Nov. 1-8, there have been 105 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Loyola community since the beginning of the semester.

The university is not mandating regular testing for students or faculty and the bulk of the Loyola community has not been tested for COVID-19.

There was free voluntary on-campus testing that was only available during the first week of September. A total of 633 students and employees were tested then.

All community members who test positive are required to self-isolate for 10 days after they develop symptoms and can return to campus after they have had no fever for at least three days.

Students, faculty and staff are required to complete a daily health assessment via the Campus Clear app before coming to campus.