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: Changes to Zoom Sign In Process Beginning January 19, 2021

To create safe, inclusive, and accessible online spaces for teaching and learning and further secure Zoom meetings, as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all University of Illinois users will be required to log in to their University of Illinois Zoom account using their university NetID and password to access University of Illinois Zoom meetings and… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/30 – 12/4)

We are announcing a new Staff Voluntary Retirement Program for eligible employees. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive opportunity and support our employees who may want to retire.   We are implementing new test tubes to speed on-campus COVID-19 test processing. Beginning this week, individuals will use a straw to deposit… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/16 – 11/20)

We are updating COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are providing study spaces and exam locations after Fall Break. The locations will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18 for those who must be on campus after Fall Break.  We are encouraging you… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/9 – 11/13)

We are asking faculty, staff and graduate students to test twice a week. Faculty, staff and graduate students are asked to take additional safety precautions, including increased testing, working from home if possible, participating in essential activities only and limiting travel and gatherings. We are sharing Fall Break policies with students. If you are a… Continue Reading

Massmail: Important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance

Faculty, students and staff were sent important updates on new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, with special instructions for those students who are required to participate in the on-campus COVID-19 testing program. There is also guidance on changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. View the student message. View… 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

COVID-19 Briefing Series: SHIELD – Target, Test, Tell

For the next presentation in the COVID-19 Briefing Series, Chancellor Robert Jones will be joined by two members of the SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell committee. This committee is charged with developing strategies on how the university plans to conduct COVID-19 testing and exposure notifications to maximize the safety of our university community. The briefing will… Continue Reading

Watch for Contact Tracing Scam

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District wants community members to be aware of a new text messaging scam pretending to be part of contact tracing. CUPHD uses contact tracing as a process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitor their symptoms… Continue Reading