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Good afternoon:

Sangamon County has been categorized in the “high” COVID-19 community level due to increased case rates and hospital admissions. In response to this, the following changes are in effect at UIS beginning Monday, June 6:

Face coverings

Wearing a face covering indoors is strongly recommended, and required when social distancing is not possible for greater than 15 minutes. Face coverings also are required in classrooms during in-person instruction regardless of the ability to social distance.

Social distancing

Social distancing is strongly recommended. If planning in-person meetings, it is highly recommended that a virtual option be made available and individuals who attend in person should sit at least six feet apart from one another.

In-person instruction

Face coverings are required in classrooms during in-person course instruction.


Testing continues to be required once per week for those who are not fully vaccinated and optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Testing is strongly encouraged for anyone who is symptomatic, has had a recent exposure, recently traveled or has been in large group settings. Please use your best judgment about reporting to work or class on campus if feeling unwell and awaiting test results.

Thank you for your continued commitment to being United in Safety at UIS.