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Below are the current COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations in place at UIC. UI Health spaces may have additional requirements.
- Stay Home if Sick: Stay home and do not come to campus or events if you are ill or have COVID-19 symptoms. This continues to be the first and most important safety measure to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment.
- Capacity Limits: Capacity at University spaces is limited only by pre-pandemic, UIC Fire Marshal approved numbers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to know the capacity of a space allowed by the fire code.
- Event Approval: Event approval is no longer required.
- Eating & Drinking: Eating and drinking is permitted at university-sponsored events, both on or off campus. Events that include eating and drinking must provide seating areas for individuals to eat unmasked at a distance.
- Event Monitoring: It is no longer required that event organizers retain the name, UIN, email, and phone number of event attendees.
- Visitors: Special requirements for visitors to the campus are no longer required.
- Masking: Masks are still very effective in protecting from infection. Updated masking requirements for non-clinical campus spaces were effective, February 17, 2023. Decision about wearing a mask is a personal decision based on a personal assessment of risk. These following factors should be considered in a personal assessment of risk:
- Level of local hospitalizations
- Vaccination status against COVID-19. Vaccination and staying up to date on your vaccinations decreases risk of hospitalization and death significantly.
- Recent infection (typically re-infection within 90 days is not likely; however, with new strains infection can occur within 90 days).
- Whether you have any immunocompromising conditions which can elevate your risk of severe COVID-19 disease or death.
Please email email@example.com for any questions related to COVID-19 safety.