The results of all COVID testing conducted through Loyola will be relayed via text, phone call, and/or email. You need to make sure you are watching for these notifications in the few days following your test. If your result is negative, no further action is needed.
If your COVID test result is positive, you will be able to speak with a provider on the phone about how you’re feeling. A Loyola COVID Logistics Coordinator will contact you following that phone call to discuss next steps and your plan for isolation. If you are a residential student and are well enough to go home—and can get home without taking any form of public or mass transportation—that is one option for your isolation. Loyola is also providing dedicated isolation space for residential students who cannot go home. Non-residential students will isolate where they are.
If your COVID test result is positive, you should schedule a telehealth appointment with a VitalCheck physician as soon as possible. If you prefer, you may contact your primary care physician to discuss how you are feeling and any recommended treatment. You will need to quarantine and should not return to campus until medically cleared to do so. A member of Loyola’s human resources team will contact you to ask where and when you were last on campus and to answer any questions you have about the VitalCheck telehealth process and next steps before returning to campus. You will also be contacted by Loyola’s contact tracing team, and you will be expected to respond to the contact tracer without delay and cooperate in answering their questions.