University Following New CDC Guidance
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Updated Face Covering and Social Distancing Guidelines

 
 

The university is following the recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear face coverings or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors. The definition of “fully vaccinated” is 14 days after receiving a final dose.

However, people who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing indoors and outdoors while on campus, unless under the approved circumstances:

  • Alone in an office or room with the door closed (excludes shared or open areas such as cubicles, conference rooms, and collaboration spaces)
  • Someone with a medical condition or disability that prevents you from safely wearing a face covering
  • Experiencing a medical emergency
  • Eating or drinking*
  • Resting or recovering from work-related heat exposure*
  • Outdoors and able to consistently maintain 6 ft. or greater social distancing from other people

*must practice six feet of social distancing

To implement COVID-related guidelines and policies affecting university operations, it is our expectation that supervisors will share the face covering and social distancing requirement with their employees; people who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing indoors and outdoors.  

Contractors can submit updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans that follow CDC face covering and social distancing guidelines to their Project Managers on Capital Projects and to David Dowler at djdowler@illinois.edu for contractors within the Contractors Services Program and Job Order Contracting.

WHERE AND WHEN FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED

Please be aware that on campus, face covering and social distancing requirements currently remain in place, including fully vaccinated people, for the following:

  • Healthcare and Testing Settings – McKinley Health Center, campus COVID-19 testing locations, and the Counseling Center
  • Summer Session In-Person Classes – In-person classes for the Summer 2021 semester in instructional spaces

In the weeks ahead, the campus will continue to review the updated guidance from CDC and further establish revised protocols that align with federal, state, local, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Thank you for continuing to protect the campus and each other by following these public health guidelines and campus policies through this transition period.

Sincerely, 

Ehab Kamarah, Director of Capital Programs, 217-300-1144, ekamarah@illinois.edu
Robert Roman, Director of Utilities & Energy Services, 217-265-0766, roman@illinois.edu
Jim Sims, Director of Engineering & Construction Services, 217-244-6425, jimsims@illinois.edu

 
 
 
 
 
 
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