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Campus Buildings Close in Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak

Zack Miller | The PhoenixAs students vacate Loyola’s campus, a number of campus buildings plan to close or reduce hours. Here’s an updated list of what students can still access on campus.

As classes move online and students move off campus, some campus buildings will close while others plan to operate with reduced hours. 

As classes move online and students move off campus, some campus buildings will close while others plan to operate with reduced hours. 

Most campus buildings closed March 20, according to an email sent March 19 by Loyola’s administration.

Here’s a running list of campus buildings’ current hours. The Phoenix will update this list regularly as new information becomes available. 

Damen Student Center

Damen Student Center will be closed until further notice. 

Halas Recreation Center

The Halas Recreation Center — Loyola’s fitness center in Damen Student Center — closed until further notice March 17, according to its website.  

The Wellness Center 

The Wellness Center closed March 20, but students can access virtual health and counseling services on its website.

The Dining Halls

All dining halls — except de Nobili Dining Hall and Lu’s Deli — will be closed for the remainder of the semester, according to an announcement on their website. All meals will be served “carry-out style.”

Each day at both locations, breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The Mailroom

The mailroom will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

IC, Cudahy Library, Lewis Library

All university libraries closed March 20.

Academic Buildings

All current ID access will be revoked for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency response, except for “essential personnel,” such as life, safety and care personnel, according to the email.

Residence Halls

Students were required to move out of residence halls by March 19. Dorms will be closed for the rest of the semester, The Phoenix reported. Students who weren’t able to leave campus, such as international students, could apply to stay on campus. It’s unclear which building these students will stay in.

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