Massmail: IDPH Phase 5 impacts

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that the State of Illinois will move into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan tomorrow, Friday, June 11. View this massmail to students, faculty and staff to read about what this will mean for our university community.

Massmail: New CDC Guidance and Changes to Campus COVID-19 Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face covering or practice social distancing. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has indicated that it will be revising state guidance to align with these changes. As the State of Illinois moves towards the anticipated June 11 transition… Continue Reading

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