Weekly Update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

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

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/2 – 11/6)

We are asking our university community to take extra safety precautions. On Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 a.m., Region 6 went into mitigation. Students, faculty and staff should continue practices that maximize safety. We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/26 – 10/30)

We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours for Election Day. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3), which is a university holiday. We are promoting COVID-19 safety for on-campus voters. Individuals voting on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For more… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/19 – 10/23)

We are providing important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance. Stay up-to-date on the new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, including guidance for before and after Fall Break and changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. We have conducted more than half a million COVID-19 tests on campus. Thanks to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/12 – 10/16)

We are promoting COVID-19 safety for on-campus voters. Individuals voting on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. There will also be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3). We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/5 – 10/9)

We are making updates to on-campus testing locations and hours effective Monday, Oct. 12. Check this list before your next test to ensure you know whether your location has moved. We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/28 – 10/2)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee and benefit eligible faculty, staff and retirees.  View dates and locations. We are preparing our testing sites for colder weather. The… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/21 – 9/25)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot. Flu shots are available to students, state employees and retirees through McKinley Health Center. View dates and locations. We are hosting a new series of events for students in accordance with Restore Illinois Phase 4 safety guidelines. Students can visit go.illinois.edu/activities for information and… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/14 – 9/18)

We are providing guidance on a careful transition to more in-person activities for students. To maximize the health and well-being of our community, this guidance includes smaller gatherings and increased safety measures. We are announcing a series of new in-person events for students. Students can visit go.illinois.edu/activities for information and safety details about these new… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/7 – 9/11)

We are providing more detailed information about the university‚Äôs on-campus testing program. We announced some important changes to our on-campus COVID-19 testing program earlier this week. We are increasing enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. The university expects all undergraduate students to significantly restrict in-person activities until Wednesday, Sept. 16. We are sharing information to help our university… Continue Reading