COVID-19 Resources

Community Response

The Loyola Blakefield community continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and relies upon national and local agencies to provide guidance and support. Please refer to the following topics for additional details regarding our response and preparedness. 

Email Message to Families (3/2/20)

Email Message to Families (3/10/20)

Email Message to Families (3/12/20)

Email Message to Families (3/12/20)

Email Message to Families (3/17/20)

Video Message from President Day (3/18/20)

Update RE: Blue & Gold Gala (3/19/20)

Video Message from President Day (3/25/20)

Email Message to Families (3/25/20)

Should you have general questions, please contact us.

Updates

Note to Current Families:

The re-enrollment deadline for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to April 15, 2020. 

Campus Event Updates

View Updated 19-20 Academic Calendar

Blue & Gold Gala - Canceled (stay tuned for how you can take part in our virtual auction)

Junior Ring Ceremony & Dance - Postponed (new date TBD)

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner - Postponed to Spring 2021

Golden Dons Dinner - Canceled (back in 2021)

Class of 1960 60th Reunion - Postponed (new date TBD)

Reunion Stag Night
- Postponed (new date TBD)

Blakefest & President’s Spring Luncheon
- Canceled (back in 2021)

Class of 1965 Reunion
- Postponed (new date TBD)


Please check back for updates and contact us with questions.

List of 6 items.

  • Distance Learning & Operations Contingency Plan

    We will be operating on a distance learning model from Monday March 16 - Friday March 27.  Students should log into OnCampus daily to view assignments and access course materials. Families may refer to this guide regarding our Distance Learning Plan. 

    IT Help: If you require technology assistance, please email helpdesk@loyolablakefield.org
  • Facilities Management

    In addition to promoting handwashing and other preventative measures, we are committed to thorough and proper sanitation of our facilities, which includes daily cleansing of key areas of campus during the day and every evening. We also have hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout campus. 

    Dining

    SAGE Dining has instituted protocols to ensure that sanitation procedures are in line with preventative measures. Additionally, they have made the following modifications to daily meal service:

    - Items previously available for "grab and go" will be individually wrapped. This includes cookies, muffins, donuts, etc.

    - The salads will be pre-packaged and the "fixings" station suspended.

    - Plasticware will be provided as individually wrapped sets.

  • Prevention

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    - Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    - Stay home when you are sick.
    - Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    - Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    - If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    For more information, please refer to the CDC resource on prevention.
  • Student Attendance

    Please keep your son home if they are sick with fever, diarrhea/vomiting, sore throat, or cough. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to school. If you have questions about your son's status, or if you have concerns regarding his risk due to pre-existing conditions, please contact the School Nurse.
     
    If your son has been exposed to an environment with a confirmed case of the virus, or has been in close contact with someone who has had environmental exposure, please follow the 14-day quarantine as recommended by the CDC.

    The Maryland Department of Health encourages anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to call their health care provider who will provide their recommendations regarding exposure risk and determine the need for testing.
  • Symptoms & Spread

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    Symptoms are similar to what you may experience with a bad cold, moderate respiratory illness, or seasonal influenza. These might include:

    - Fever (temperature above 100.4)
    - Cough
    - Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

    How is the virus spread?

    The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    - Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). 
    - Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

    These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. View additional details via the CDC.
     
  • Travel

    Please be aware of CDC travel guidelines when planning spring break trips and refer to the CDC website for further information regarding travel restrictions. Families should observe that any country listed Level 3 by the CDC requires a 14-day self-quarantine upon return. As of now, there are currently only four countries on that list (China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy). We ask that all members of our community follow the guidance provided by the CDC, including the 14-day self-quarantine if their travel history dictates. Additionally, if you have traveled to a Level 3 destination or any region with a recent or elevated outbreak, please contact the School Nurse to provide your travel history.

    Student Trips

    As we monitor information shared via the World Health Organization, CDC, and local health departments, we will also assess the risk of international travel for our students, as well as regional/national trips. If your son is planning to travel as part of a school-sponsored service or immersion opportunity, please be on the lookout for details specific to those trips.
Click here to access a list of restaurants that are owned and operated by members of the Loyola community.

Virtual Daily Examen

Our Office of Campus Ministry is providing a Virtual Daily Examen Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m. for our students, faculty, and staff. We invite our entire community to join along in this five-minute prayer and reflection of our day. In these uncertain times, it is helpful to reflect on the things for which we are grateful, as well as the challenges we are facing, and know that God is with each of us throughout it all.

Daily Mass Live Stream

Fr. Steggert is providing Daily Mass at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday via live stream as his schedule allows. Access the playlist below, and subscribe to our Campus Ministry YouTube Channel to be notified when he goes live.

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