Together, we can do so much.

Do your part to help maintain the well-being of yourself and your family, friends, colleagues, classmates, university and community. Learn what you can do to keep the Illinois family safe, and take the Illinois Community Pledge.

The pledge is a voluntary* way to show your Illinois family that you care. Share your commitment on social media.

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I conduct a self-assessment of my health every morning to watch for symptoms listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I stay home if I don’t feel well and contact my medical provider for any symptoms that are severe or concerning to me.

Daily Personal Health Checklist

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
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I wash my hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if a hand washing station isn’t available.

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I maintain physical distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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I regularly participate in COVID-19 testing through the university’s testing sites or partnering medical facilities.

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I show kindness, compassion and patience for my fellow community members.

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I wear a face covering unless I am physically isolated in a private space or room. If I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a cloth face covering I contact my unit HR representative or Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) to make alternative arrangements.

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I wipe off surfaces and equipment before I touch them based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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I adhere to all orders and directives issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and I will call 9-1-1 if I need emergency medical care.

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I have taken the COVID-19 online safety training prepared by the Illinois Division of Research Safety.

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I participate in contact tracing and exposure notification programs.

Safe Pledge

*Faculty, staff and students are not required to sign the Illinois Community Pledge. Those who sign the Pledge are not entering into a binding agreement with the University, but instead are voluntarily expressing their personal commitment to keeping the campus community safe.