Events

As we begin the Spring 2021 semester, we continue to be operating under the governor’s Restore Illinois plan. We also continue to follow guidance from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

In-person meetings, programs and events

As part of our region’s transition into Phase IV of the governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, facilities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign may resume hosting in-person, on-campus events for university faculty, staff and students.

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance to expand capacity limits for some in-person events. See the updated guidance here.

University Events Guidance Based on Phase 4 Update

  1. We are still encouraging units to schedule events virtually and to discourage non-business visitors from coming to campus unless the visit is absolutely necessary.
  2. All events must abide by all COVID-19 safety protocols, including observing six feet of social distance and wearing face coverings.
  3. All events must abide by the newly expanded capacity limits.

Important note: This new guidance does not apply to classroom capacity. Individuals scheduling classrooms and instructional spaces for Fall 2021 should continue to plan based on 50% capacity and a 200-person maximum. We will share any updates when they are available.  

Summer camps and events

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance to allow camps under certain conditions. We have used this information to provide guidelines for university-sponsored camps this summer.

University Summer Camp Guidance Based on Phase 4 Update

  1. The safety and well-being of our entire community remains our number one priority.
  2. We are still encouraging that camps be held virtually when possible.
  3. In-person camps cannot begin until June 1.
  4. There will be no overnight camps.
  5. Units must submit summer camp plans to the COVID-19 Executive Steering Committee for approval by sending an email to covid-plan-review@illinois.edu at least three weeks in advance of the beginning of the camp. See the event plan document here.
  6. All camps must abide by all COVID-19 safety protocols, including observing six feet of social distance and wearing face coverings.
  7. All camps must abide by the DCEO camp guidelines. There is detailed information on the DCEO website here.
  8. All camp staff and campers must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result the day they arrive:
    • The negative test result must be within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Camp staff must review the test in-person on arrival and deny check-in if not valid or within the timeframe. Test results should not be submitted in advance.
    • Test results can be shown on a printed paper or on a smartphone, but camp staff should NOT keep any test results or copy of test results. If in the form of a printed paper, it should be returned to the camper.
    • If the camp is more than three days, campers must show another negative test result.
    • If eligible, campers may utilize the SHIELD CU program to be tested and receive negative results for camps. Please note the SHIELD CU program is only available for individuals who are 8 years old or older.

If you have questions, please contact covid-plan-review@illinois.edu.

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