Massmail: IDPH Bridge to Phase 5 impacts

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently announced that the State of Illinois will move from Phase 4 to a Bridge to Phase 5 (Bridge Phase) on Friday, May 14. The biggest implication of this new guidance for the university community is that this expands capacity for events and spaces. View the full message to students, faculty… Continue Reading

Massmail: Vaccine appointments for this week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are COVID-19 appointments available in our community, and all faculty, staff and students are eligible. Please note mandatory testing requirements are still in place even for individuals who are fully vaccinated. A verified Vaccination Record Card will not be used to replace mandatory COVID-19 testing until… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of May 3)

I am so very grateful for your efforts this past year as we worked together to maximize the safety of our university community. This will be my last weekly COVID-19 update message of the academic year. During the summer, we will plan to communicate with our university community directly as new announcements arise. Please feel… Continue Reading

Updated university travel guidance

The university is issuing new travel guidelines based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Illinois. Please see the message below for the updated travel guidance and requirements from Illinois Human Resources. This information is also available on the travel page of the university’s COVID-19 website. View message… Continue Reading

Massmail: Vaccine appointments for this week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are COVID-19 appointments available in our community, and all faculty, staff and students are eligible. Please note mandatory testing requirements are still in place even for individuals who are fully vaccinated. A verified Vaccination Record Card will not be used to replace mandatory COVID-19 testing… Continue Reading

Study spaces for Final Exam Week

Study spaces will be available from Reading Day on Thursday, May 6 through the end of Final Exam Week on Friday, May 14.   Spring 2021 Final Exam Week Study Spaces Please see this website for the full list of buildings, rooms, details and times they will be available. Everitt Lab Grainger Library Undergraduate Library Bevier Hall… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of April 26)

We are planning to allow a COVID-19 vaccination record verified by McKinley to replace testing for the Fall 2021 semester. For the Fall 2021 semester, the university plans to use an individual’s verified proof of being fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days after final dose) to replace regular COVID-19 testing for compliance and building access…. Continue Reading

Updated summer camp guidance

As you know, several weeks ago we announced guidelines for university-sponsored camps this summer. After talking with many camp organizers, we have decided to shift guidance and not require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test for campers. Our intention with requiring negative tests was based on widespread availability of testing. It has come to our attention… Continue Reading