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COVID-19 reminders for Fall 2021

University vaccination rates

  • We are still receiving vaccine information and verifying it, but these are the updated percentages of verified vaccinations for various student and employee groups on campus as of this morning:
    • Undergraduate students: 90%
    • Graduate students: 92%
    • Faculty: 84%
    • Academic professionals: 89%
    • Civil service: 69%

COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Student exemption process:

  • All students who are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons must request an exemption and submit any relevant documentation:
    • To request a medical exemption, submit through the MyMcKinley Portal.
    • To request a religious exemption: Fill out this form and email it to helpdean@illinois.edu.
    • You will receive an interim exemption while your submission is being reviewed.
    • All students who are granted an interim or ongoing exemption will be required to continue the on-campus testing program, currently set at every other day for undergraduates and twice per week for graduate students.

Faculty & staff exemption process:

  • All faculty and staff who are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons must request an exemption through the ADA Division of the Office for Access and Equity by filling out the request form and submitting any relevant documentation: ADA Division Online Employee Accommodation Request Form.
    • You will receive an interim exemption while your submission is being reviewed. 
    • All faculty and staff who are granted an interim or ongoing exemption will be required to continue the on-campus testing program, currently set at testing twice per week. 

Consider donating blood

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a critical need for blood donations. Consider donating to support the local community and schedule an appointment today.

Form to report unsafe COVID-19 behavior

  • Individuals who witness unsafe COVID-19 behavior by a student or employee may submit their experiences here: http://go.illinois.edu/COVID19-report. These reports are reviewed by Student Affairs and Illinois Human Resources.

Important COVID-19 website info & FAQs

Instructors and students testing positive

  • If a student discloses to you that they have tested positive for COVID-19, you should not share or distribute this information as this is the student’s private health information.
  • As the lead public health authority, CUPHD is notified of all positive tests; they carry out contact tracing for each case. Any individuals identified as having had significant contact with a COVID-19-positive individual will be referred for testing and potential quarantine. 
  • For more information about classroom management, visit the On-campus Instructors page.

Updated COVID-19 homepage

  • You can use the COVID-19 homepage to search the website by keyword or visit frequented topics. 

Questions?