Weekly Update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Apr. 12)

We are continuing to share updated vaccine information. All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff and students are now eligible for vaccine appointments. If you have not yet been able to make an appointment, please be patient until more appointments are available, and please check your university email account every day for updates on additional… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of April 5)

We are continuing to share updated vaccine information. All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff and students are now eligible for vaccine appointments. If you have not yet been able to make an appointment, please be patient until more appointments are available, and please check your university email account every day for updates on additional… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of March 29)

We are sharing guidance about on-campus events and summer camps. The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance for in-person events and camps. Learn more on the Events page. We are offering alternative COVID-19 testing for individuals observing Ramadan.  If you will be fasting during Ramadan and concerned… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of 3/15)

We are sharing information about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants are being distributed to students in need. Undergraduate students who are eligible will receive an email. Graduate students are encouraged to submit an application when it’s available on the Graduate College website. We are reminding students, faculty and… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 12)

We are sharing revised COVID-19 testing requirements for graduate students. Graduate students who are not coming to campus are no longer required to test, with the exception of graduate students living in University Housing, including Orchard Downs, Ashton Woods and Goodwin-Green. All graduate students who are coming to campus for any reason must continue to… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 5)

We are sharing exciting news about our saliva-based COVID-19 test. The University of Illinois System received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the innovative saliva-based COVID-19 test. We are updating our university community on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 22)

We have updated our COVID-19 dashboard to further enhance transparency. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 dashboard now includes even more data points and greater detail. We are reminding our university community to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Continue to check the testing locations page or your Safer Illinois app… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 15)

We are sharing guidance about non-instruction days. Non-instruction days are intended to provide necessary breaks for our students and are to be left entirely free of any mandatory course obligations. The next non-instruction day is Wednesday, Mar. 24. We are reminding our university community to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols…. Continue Reading

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