On the evening of Sunday, March 8, we were made aware that a current Loyola Academy student and the student’s family had contact with an individual that public health officials report has tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials are awaiting final confirmation from the CDC. This individual has not been on Loyola’s campus at any time. The Loyola student was in class through Friday, March 6. The Loyola student and the student’s family are now under a 14-day quarantine and are not manifesting symptoms of COVID-19.
To be clear, no Loyola student or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Based on conversations with medical experts, we believe the risk to Loyola students is very low, however, as a result of this one student’s exposure and out of an abundance of caution, classes will be cancelled tomorrow Monday, March 9.
We know this situation is unsettling. However, canceling school on Monday allows us to do an enhanced cleaning of the school and to consult further with public health officials. We will communicate with you on Monday about plans moving forward.
Teachers will post academic assignments for R Day classes by 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
The following resources are available regarding COVID-19 if you would like more information: