Massmail: Increased undergraduate enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Shield testing program has provided real-time data about on-campus testing results and any emerging trends, and its experts recently noticed a concerning upward trend of positive COVID-19 cases among undergraduate students. To break the cycle, for the next two weeks the university is intensifying discipline efforts and swiftly removing individuals… Continue Reading

Massmail: COVID-19 testing program results and expectations

Chancellor Robert Jones sent a new massmail answering this question: “What makes you think you can open the semester with in-person classes?” As the massmail explains, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can open with in-person classes because: “we have our innovative new saliva-based test and the infrastructure to deploy that testing with the frequency and… Continue Reading

Massmail: Final preparations before you start the fall semester

Provost Andreas Cangellaris, Dean of the Graduate College Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita M. B. Young sent a new massmail to all students outlining final preparations students should be making ahead of the Fall 2020 semester. The massmail is available online. This information is also available in our Guide for Students… Continue Reading

Video available for COVID-19 Briefing Series: Return to Campus

On August 5, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign hosted another edition of the COVID-19 Briefing Series, with this particular presentation focused on what students and their families need to know before students return to campus. If you were unable to watch the briefing live, a recording has been posted to YouTube: The briefing covers a… Continue Reading

Massmails: Important Fall 2020 Update, Requirements and Expectations

Chancellor Robert Jones sent new massmail messages to faculty, staff and students with information for the Fall 2020 semester. Some of the topics covered in the messages include: On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Contact Tracing Quarantine & Isolation Fall 2020 Residence Instruction after November 20 Classroom Management Guide for Instructors Guidance for University Employees The faculty/staff massmail… Continue Reading