Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

Jan. 5, 2021 - Graduate Students: Time-sensitive info about pre-arrival and baseline testing

Dear Graduate Students,  

We are excited to welcome many of you back to Loyola's campuses later this month for the Spring semester. Our colleagues across the University are working hard to make certain that when we open, we can operate in the healthiest, safest way possible. A significant piece of this plan includes COVID-19 testing for our community.

Please read through the information below and follow the instructions regarding requirements to allow for testing to run smoothly.

Register for AURA
Earlier this week, you should have received an email from INFO@AURATRACKER.ORG asking you to register for their app. This app is what will be used for scheduling all surveillance testing. Please register for this free app in the Apple App Store or on your Android device. If you do not see this email in your Inbox, please be sure to check your Junk mail folder!

Importance of Your Self-Quarantine
We are asking you to self-quarantine as much as possible prior to beginning classes in person to limit your potential exposure to COVID-19 and give our Loyola community the best chance for a successful semester. As we know, COVID is spread through droplets in the air and is easily transmissible through social interactions. By limiting interactions with others outside of your household prior to coming to campus, you reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.    

Tips for a successful self-quarantine:  

  • Wear your face covering in any setting where you are around others who are not a part of your regular household.
  • Only go to public spaces when absolutely necessary.
  • It’s okay to walk outside but mask and keep at least 6 feet distance away from those around you.
  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when needed if soap and water aren’t readily available

If You Have Already Tested Positive for COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, please submit a copy of your positive results along with a letter of clearance from isolation by your medical provider to healthservices@loyola.edu.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Loyola safe and healthy.


Student Health Services