Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated July 8, 2020

Fall 2020 Planning

The UIS “Return to the Prairie” Fall 2020 Plan and accompanying Fall 2020 website is now available. Planning for Fall 2020 is being led by two multidisciplinary teams focused on (1) Academic Planning and (2) Student Affairs and Community Engagement. Each team has been tasked with developing plans, policies and procedures for Fall 2020 course delivery and accompanying student life programs to deliver a premier educational experience while adhering to the necessary guidelines for health and safety on campus.

The University of Illinois System announced June 18 that on-campus educational activities will resume this fall at UIS. Key features of the UIS-specific plan include:

  • Academic calendar: The beginning and ending dates for the Fall 2020 semester remain unchanged. However, all courses will be delivered remotely beginning Nov. 25.
  • Course delivery and grading options: UIS classes will be delivered via blended format (mix of face-to-face and remote instruction). Fully online programs also remain available. UIS will again allow credit/no credit grading for all courses during Fall 2020 semester. An email will be sent to students by the Registrar explaining the process to select credit/no credit grading, along with some important points they should consider before converting to credit/no credit.
  • Safety protocols: UIS has launched a comprehensive “United in Safety” campaign to promote the university’s healthy and safety protocols. These include:
    • Required use of face coverings
    • Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas and public spaces
    • Additional hand sanitizer stations
    • Policies and practices that promote physical distancing

United in Safety

Return to On-Site Work for Faculty and Staff (June/July)

Illinois entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on June 26. UIS faculty and staff have received direction to continue working remotely through July 31 if they can effectively perform their job duties to the satisfaction of their supervisors. Units operating under an existing approved Return to On-Site Work plan should continue to do so through July 31. Any amendments or changes that need to be made to the plan should be routed through supervisory channels and submitted to the unit’s Division Head for approval. Should employees desire a work environment accommodation, they should work through their supervisory chain.

Campus Resources

Students: Visit the UIS is Here for You resource page for information about available campus resources, services, hours and how to connect.

Health and Wellness Support

UIS Health Services
General questions:
Questions for the nurse:

UIS Counseling Center

Public Health Hotlines:
Sangamon County Department of Public Health: 217-321-2606
Illinois Department of Public Health: 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV