COVID-19 Road to Recovery

UIC Returns to Campus
Phase 4 Restore Illinois-Recovery

Guiding Principles

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s COVID-19 pandemic response protocols and policy guidance focus on the safety and well-being of all employees – our health care providers, faculty, staff, student workers, our future and currently enrolled students, as well as the public with whom we interact.

All employees who can work from home should continue to do so. As we move to Phase 4 of reopening, our plans will conform to requirements from Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois and University of Illinois System guidance.

We will also continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and applicable federal requirements. Expanding staffing on campus will be tightly controlled and coordinated to mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety of faculty and staff, as well as the communities we serve.

Plans for how campuses can open to all constituents safely this fall semester are still under discussion and will follow guidance obtained from the Illinois Board of Higher Education COVID-19 Guidance issued on June 23, 2020.

Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 virus crisis, this guidance will be updated as needed when new information emerges or as the situations change.