Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UIS COVID-19 Response

 Updated March 26, 2020

 ‘Keep Learning’ resources available to assist students with transition to remote learning

 Courses have reconvened with remote delivery for all students. Information Technology Services and the Center for Online Learning, Research and Services have provided extensive support to students and faculty during this transition.

We created the Guide to Remote Access site to aggregate resources for remote learning, working and teaching and to answer frequently asked questions. Continue to check this resources as content continues to evolve.

Questions about remote teaching and learning can be sent to remotecourse@uis.edu. Also, refer to your UIS email often for updates and resources.

Non-essential employees working remotely; classes being delivered via alternative delivery methods

In line with the Gov. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home order, UIS leaders have worked with staff to create alternative work arrangements that allow non-essential employees to work from home and that allow for maximum flexibility for essential employees who need to remain on campus. Campus remains open for essential staff and to provide services needed for remaining students.

Resources are available at uis.edu/remote for faculty, staff and students for remote teaching, working and learning. Check back frequently as more resources are added.

Residence Life

UIS  has issued a Time Sensitive Residence Life Update – COVID-19 Move Out update that is strictly limiting occupancy of on-campus housing for the remainder of spring semester. We are requiring all students who can safely do so to return to their permanent home address to finish classes remotely.

Commencement

This unprecedented emergency has also brought cancelation of the May 2020 Commencement celebrations. We are exploring ways to celebrate this wonderful achievement for our students. Additional announcements will be made in the coming days.

Event Restrictions

Until further notice, no university-sponsored, in-person events and meetings with 10 people or more are allowed – including events scheduled for the Performing Arts Center, Intercollegiate Athletics and performances of the Music and Theatre programs. Alumni and Advancement events have also been canceled or postponed – including the annual Celebration of Philanthropy and the ribbon-cutting for the new Center for Lincoln Studies that had been scheduled for the end of April. For updates on Performing Arts Center events, visit uispac.com.

Travel Restrictions

All university-sponsored international travel for students, faculty and staff is prohibited, along with nonessential domestic travel, until further notice. Additionally, personal international travel is strongly discouraged, especially for those with underlying health conditions. UIS urges anyone considering personal domestic travel to use caution and exercise good judgment. For additional information on travel-related protocols for students, faculty and staff, visit our Travel Information section.

Health and Wellness Support

UIS Health Services
**PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR APPOINTMENTS**
Business Services Building, Room 20
217-206-6676
General questions: uishealthservice@uis.edu
Questions for the nurse: healthservnurses@uis.edu

UIS Counseling Center
Human Resources Building, Room 64
217-206-7122
counseling@uis.edu

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