Loyola announces plans to reopen its campuses for Spring 2021 semester

Loyola University Maryland released its plans for reopening its campuses for the Spring 2021 semester to the greatest extent the public health situation permits. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to attend classes in a hybrid format—in-person and online—while living either on-campus or off-campus. Students will have the option to study remotely from home. Graduate students will take courses online, in-person, or in a hybrid model.

In preparation for the Spring 2021 semester, the University has developed a partnership with LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital, to assist with the provision and oversight of medical guidance and case management as well as symptomatic COVID-19 testing. Loyola’s leadership is working with the Baltimore Health Department and seeking guidance from an infectious disease specialist.

Loyola will administer surveillance testing on-site for students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and the University has identified an outside firm to handle contact tracing for members of the Loyola community.

Loyola will continue to monitor and take guidance from the State of Maryland, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Baltimore City Health Department, and other government and health experts and organizations.

Leading up to the Spring 2021 semester, Loyola’s leadership will participate in tabletop exercises to prepare for COVID-19 mitigation on campus.

To learn more, visit the Loyola University Maryland website.

Source: Loyola University of Maryland

Also see: COVID-19 Resources: Baltimore Region’s School Opening Plans