Update on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7

The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to monitor local cases of a new COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variant known as B.1.1.7.  View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

Massmail: Guidance for non-instruction days

Wednesday, Feb. 17 is the first of three non-instruction days in the modified Spring 2021 academic calendar. As a reminder, non-instruction days are to be left entirely free of any mandatory course obligations. These days are intended to provide important and necessary breaks for our students. View the full message.

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 8)

We are extending course drop deadlines and offering additional grading options for the Spring 2021 semester. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with approval by the Academic Senate, we are implementing academic policy modifications effective immediately for the Spring 2021 semester. This includes extended drop deadlines and Pass COVID/No Pass COVID grade mode options. … Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 1)

We are reminding students to participate in essential activities only until at least Feb 8. For the first several weeks of the semester, students should limit their in-person interactions to only the most essential activities. The target date for lifting essential activities only is Monday, Feb. 8 but it could be sooner or later depending… Continue Reading

Massmail: Increased Precautions – Essential Activities Only Until Feb. 8

For the first several weeks, students should limit their in-person interactions to only the most essential activities: taking COVID-19 tests, attending class, purchasing groceries and food, going to work, engaging in individual outdoor activity, attending religious services and seeking medical attention. This also means that once you arrive on campus for the semester, you should… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (12/14 – 12/18)

We are celebrating one million on-campus COVID-19 tests. This week, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign processed the one-millionth test of our unique saliva-based COVID-19 test since launching the program in July.  We are updating testing locations and hours. On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available throughout Winter Break. Please check the Testing Locations page or your… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (12/7 – 12/11)

We are asking students to submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test results. Undergraduate and graduate students who test positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus location over Winter Break should submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test result through the MyMcKinley Portal. We are working with the NIH on an important COVID-19 research study, and you can… Continue Reading

New quarantine guidelines

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is changing quarantine policies for faculty, staff and students based on new guidance from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD): Quarantine timeframe will now be seven days, with an exit test on day seven. Students, faculty and staff who Champaign-Urbana Public Health District determine to have been exposed to someone… Continue Reading