Spring 2023 COVID-19 Update from President Killeen

Dear students, faculty and staff:

As we begin the spring semester, it is important to remain vigilant to protect ourselves against COVID-19. Core to this is the science-based decision-making process we have followed from the very beginning, using guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health and relevant campus and community scientific analyses.

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Message from the Chancellor: Fall 2022 COVID-19 Requirements


Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff —

I am writing to confirm our COVID-19 requirements for Fall 2022. For the past two years, UIS has been United in Safety as we’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are most grateful to be out of the emergency phase of the pandemic—thanks to vaccines, rapid testing and therapeutics—and are excited to be ushering in a new academic year later this month.

Our approach this fall will include the following requirements:


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Reminders in light of increasing COVID cases

Good morning,

The number of COVID-19 cases in our state, including the Sangamon County area, is on the rise. Sangamon County remains at “medium” level, per the CDC’s tracking system. UIS leadership is evaluating what, if any, additional mitigations may be put in place if our county enters “high.”  Please watch your email for further communication should this change in status occur.

In the meantime, though no new requirements are in place at this time, members of the CRRT and UIS administration strongly support the following:

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Message from the Chancellor: Update to campus COVID-19 guidelines effective May 16


Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff —

For two years and counting, we have been United in Safety at UIS. I am so proud of the efforts we each have contributed to stay united and weather the COVID-19 pandemic together, all with the shared purpose of providing the best educational experience possible with safety as a top priority.

As the 2021-22 academic year nears completion and we turn our focus toward summer and fall, the UIS COVID-19 response team has recommended, and I have approved, the following changes to our COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

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