weekly update on covid-19 from chancellor jones

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (1/18 – 1/22)

Posted on January 21, 2021 at 3:12 pm

We are reminding students to participate in essential activities only until 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 on what the data shows about the virus. Updates will be communicated accordingly.

We are requiring students to receive two negative on-campus test results between Jan. 15-24.

In order to participate in on-campus activities, it is required that all undergraduate and graduate students receive two negative on-campus test results, no sooner than three days apart between Jan. 15-24. For more information, please visit the Spring 2021 Return to Campus page.

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 before testing at your usual location. Please note that this semester, students who are out of compliance may also lose access to university Wi-Fi, Zoom, Compass and other technologies.

We are continuing to share updated vaccine information.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is leading vaccination distribution in our county, and the university will share vaccine information with you as it becomes available.

We are reminding our University Housing and Private Certified Housing residents to comply with quarantine and isolation guidelines.

Isolation or quarantine as directed by CUPHD is mandatory. To expedite the contract tracing process, University Housing and Private Certified Housing (PCH) facilities are working with CUPHD to contact and isolate or quarantine residents. Students who fail to comply with public health directives from University Housing or PCH could also be subject to disciplinary action.  

I am grateful for your efforts as we work to maximize the safety of our university community. Please feel free to direct questions to covid-19@illinois.edu.


Robert J. Jones