Loyola Advises Community Against Holiday Travel

Loyola Advises Group Towards Vacation Journey

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Loyola is advising college students, school and workers to remain put as holidays strategy, in keeping with an e mail despatched out to the Loyola group Nov. 13.

“Out of an abundance of care and concern for our wider group, nation, and world, we’re advising Loyola college students, school, and workers to both chorus from or restrict non-essential vacation journey this 12 months if possible,” the e-mail stated. 

The vacation season comes as Chicago is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 circumstances. The present check positivity fee within the metropolis is 15.7 % and rising, in keeping with town’s COVID-19 dashboard. A median of two,325 confirmed circumstances are reported each day as of Nov. 16. 

Chicago presently has an emergency journey order in place — which means folks returning to town from most states must quarantine for 2 weeks, in keeping with town’s web site

The one states not included within the emergency journey order are California, Hawaii, New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. 

The town can also be beneath a stay-at-home advisory, which started Nov. 16 and can final till Dec. 16. The advisory urges residents to remain residence and solely go away for important causes like work, college, meals and medical visits, The Phoenix reported

The college itself can also be seeing a rise in circumstances. Loyola has confirmed a complete of 162 COVID-19 circumstances as of Nov. 16, in keeping with the college’s COVID-19 dashboard. The college solely studies optimistic assessments confirmed by its personal testing facility, not third-party testing websites.

College students who need to examine in the event that they’re freed from the virus earlier than heading residence seemingly gained’t be capable to get a check via the college’s Wellness Heart, in keeping with the e-mail. 

“Whereas restricted appointments for PCR testing for journey can be found, the Wellness Heart sadly is unable to accommodate the quantity of exit testing for many college students at the moment,” the e-mail stated.  

Testing places close to Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus embrace Physicians Rapid Care (6140 N. Broadway) and Prism Well being Lab (2320 W. Peterson Ave). A full listing of really useful third-party testing websites might be discovered on Loyola’s web site

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