Massmail: Face coverings required in all University facilities beginning July 30

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new recommendation that even fully vaccinated individuals should wear face coverings in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) fully support this new guidance. Even though… Continue Reading

Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Faculty and Staff

The University of Illinois System is requiring that faculty and staff at all three universities (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield) receive a complete course of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, if they are able to do so.  View the full message to faculty & staff.

Massmail: Immediate changes to SHIELD CU community testing locations and hours

COVID-19 testing for community members is now more widely available through SHIELD CU. Free testing for all community members (age 8 and older) is now offered at Parkland Community College in addition to State Farm Center. Please note the immediate changes to State Farm Center community testing hours and days. View the full message.

Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccination Expectations for the Fall 2021 Semester

As you may have read in this message from President Tim Killeen, the University of Illinois System is moving into this next phase of the pandemic with a requirement that students at all three campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield) receive a complete course of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. At this… Continue Reading

Massmail: Verified COVID-19 vaccination records now active to replace testing

Starting Monday, June 21, if the Safer Illinois app shows your vaccination record as verified, you will no longer be required to submit a saliva sample regularly for compliance and building access. Please read the messages below for more information and directions for submitting your vaccination information through the McKinley Health Center for verification. View… Continue Reading

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: Vaccine appointments for this week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are COVID-19 appointments available in our community, and all faculty, staff and students are eligible. Please note mandatory testing requirements are still in place even for individuals who are fully vaccinated. A verified Vaccination Record Card will not be used to replace mandatory COVID-19 testing until… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of May 3)

I am so very grateful for your efforts this past year as we worked together to maximize the safety of our university community. This will be my last weekly COVID-19 update message of the academic year. During the summer, we will plan to communicate with our university community directly as new announcements arise. Please feel… Continue Reading