Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

Feb. 10, 2021 - Graduate Students: An Update from the President

Dear Graduate Students,

As I walk across the Evergreen campus, I am delighted to see students wearing their masks and enjoying seeing one another. I’m so proud of our students for making the most of this time together and making decisions that help keep our community safe and healthy.

I hope you are finding your place in our Loyola community. We certainly want every student to feel welcome and at home.

Potential future implementation of CARP
Although we continue to do well with our mitigation of COVID-19, we recognize that we need to be prepared in case Loyola experiences a significant increase in positive COVID-19 tests in the future—as some other institutions have.

As you likely recall, we started the semester with a Campus Arrival Restriction Period, limiting student movement while conducting baseline testing and working to ensure a safe and healthy start to our semester. Our Rapid Response Team and Policy Group have proactively developed a modified version of what we will call a Campus Assessment and Restriction Period. We are not currently implementing the CARP, but I want you to be aware that we might need to institute CARP in the future.

During CARP, all graduate and undergraduate classes on the Evergreen campus would be held online, the University would increase surveillance testing, and residential students would limit their interactions outside their living units. The CARP would give us the opportunity to pause, assess where we stand, and position us for continuing to achieve a safe, healthy semester.

You can learn more about what CARP would entail on this CARP 2.0 website.

If Loyola were to implement CARP, members of the community would receive a Greyhound Alert by text and email letting you know when CARP will begin.

Conclusion
As we look ahead to the weekend ahead of us, I want to remind you to continue to make good decisions for the health and safety of our community. Please do your part to keep all members of our community healthy.

Know that you and your families are in my prayers each day.

Sincerely,

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.
President

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