Continuity of Operations Plans

In the event of an emergency please visit to find resources to help you continue teaching your courses online using Canvas and Zoom.


The Academic Affairs Continuity of Operations Plan primarily addresses contingencies for suspension of on campus operations for periods of up to two weeks, with some strategies for addressing longer evacuation periods.

These general guidelines are based on the experiences of Loyola University's faculty, staff, students, and administrators in emergency situations both longer and shorter term. Obviously, no plan can cover every contingency. Each emergency may present a different set of unforeseeable challenges for the city and the university. These guidelines are meant to be just that - a set of prescribed actions that are meant to cover the foreseeable scenarios and to help with decision-making in those unforeseen. As decisions and exceptions must be made as new challenges present themselves, persons at each level should make decisions that at least follow the intent of these guidelines, if not the exact directions.

For questions, please contact Desiree Rodriguez, Executive Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team, at, or at x2281.



Adititional information can be obtained through the following links:

University Emergency Plan: