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 who have created this risk for the campus and the community.
For the next two weeks, the university expects all undergraduate students to significantly restrict in-person activities. From Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Wednesday, Sept. 16, undergraduate students should avoid gathering in small or large groups under any circumstances. They should only leave their residences for essential activities including:
- Taking twice-weekly COVID-19 tests
- Attending class
- Purchasing groceries or food
- Going to work
- Engaging in individual outdoor activity
- Attending religious services
- Seeking medical attention.