Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

Campus Arrival Restriction Period (CARP) Guidelines

Loyola University Maryland students will begin the Spring semester with a Campus Arrival Restriction Period (CARP), which will extend from the time of student move-in through the end of the day on Jan. 20. During CARP, students will limit their interactions with other students per these specific CARP guidelines.  Thank you for doing your part to position our entire community well for a healthy, successful semester.


  • All students will be required to use Loyola’s symptom tracking app, Campus Clear.
  • Residential students will be asked to download this app on their move-in day and begin using it the next day so they can monitor their symptoms daily as they wait for their baseline test results.
  • Off-campus students will be expected to begin using Campus Clear starting on the first day they plan to go onto campus property or Jan. 21 (after CARP ends), whichever day comes first.
  • We will also expect both residential and off-campus students to continue daily use of CampusClear, even after the CARP is over.


  • All meals are to-go. Mobile ordering (Grubhub) is available and encouraged in all dining locations and is required at Starbucks during CARP.
  • Seating in dining locations will be closed, but students can still place orders at stations in dining locations and navigate allergens.
  • Residential students can shop at Iggy’s Market and Bowman Express for groceries and supplies, though capacity may be limited.
  • Check out the dining opening hours website or download the FoodU App for hours and menus.


  • All classes will be online-only.
  • In-person meetings, programs, and events will be virtual. Some in-person meetings/programs/events will resume on Jan. 21.


  • Residential students are permitted to leave their rooms to access study spaces and empty classrooms. They must remember to wear their mask, social distance, honor capacity limits, and not eat and drink in those indoor spaces.
  • Residential students may visit each other outdoors and spend time outdoors.
  • Residential students can visit others who live in their building during the CARP, but they must follow the capacity limit (only 2 other students from the same building can be present in the residential unit) and are encouraged to have conversations about risk and healthy practices before visiting. Students also must know the names of anyone they visit to aid in contact tracing.
    • We would strongly encourage students to wait until they have received their baseline testing results before visiting others or allowing others to visit within residence hall rooms based on the guidelines.
  • Residential students can visit in common areas in the residence halls.

Leaving Campus

  • Residential students can leave campus for essential purposes only. Essential reasons include visiting a doctor or receiving a prescription, grocery shopping, attending an academic commitment (such as an internship), going to a place of employment, exercise outdoors, getting takeout from a restaurant. Attending social gatherings bars, and parties are not considered essential.
  • When leaving campus to get groceries, food, or supplies:
    • Students are encouraged to only make one trip and get everything they need
    • Students are encouraged to travel with others in their residential unit and should not travel with people outside of their residential unit

Off-Campus Students

  • Off-campus students should not come to campus except for essential purposes (such as picking up textbooks or picking up take-out from Parkhurst Dining).
  • Off-campus students are encouraged to engage in low-risk activities and avoid high-risk activities. They should also follow all city and state guidelines, as well as any Loyola policies for off-campus students.


  • Student-athletes will follow specific guidelines related to CARP as outlined by the Department of Athletics and in accordance with NCAA and Patriot League policies.

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

  • FSA can be on campus and in their offices and classrooms as needed.
  • The shuttle will run on its regular schedule. Parking will be available in the Cathedral as normal.

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