The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.
We are closely monitoring the possible effects of saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico to the city of New Orleans’ water supply. Given the extended drought conditions we have been experiencing, the freshwater flow rate coming down the Mississippi River has been low and now seawater from the Gulf is slowly making its way up river.
At this time, tap water in the greater New Orleans area is safe and there is no need to stockpile bottled water. Based on the latest estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the saltwater intrusion is expected to reach the New Orleans water intakes in late October. Loyola is coordinating with state and local officials on this issue and we are preparing to bring fresh water to campus.
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. We will provide updates as information becomes available by email and on this website. You may also sign up for updates from the City of New Orleans on the NOLA Ready website.