What level of vaccination is required for Fall 2022?

All students and employees who learn, work, live, or train on campus must have the initial vaccine series. Boosters are not required, but are recommended.

When do proof of vaccination or exemptions need to be filed?

No later than Sept. 1, 2022.

Students: When I submit proof of my vaccination in the UIS Health Portal, how will I know that my documents were approved/verified?

You will receive an automated email notification. This can take up to two weeks, depending on volume and staffing.

Where/how do I upload my vaccination records?

Students should follow the instructions available on the COVID-19 Vaccination Information page. Employees, please send your records to uishr@uis.edu

Where do students send a request for medical exemption?

Upload your exemption form to your patient portal. Instructions are available here: https://www.uis.edu/uisunitedinsafety/uploading-covid-records

 

Where do students send a request for religious exemption?

Upload your exemption form to your patient portal. Instructions are available here: https://www.uis.edu/uisunitedinsafety/uploading-covid-records

Are masks required on campus?

Masks are only required in healthcare settings: UIS Counseling, UIS Health Services, SHIELD testing site. Masks are optional in all other settings, including classrooms. Our campus is United in Safety, and anyone who chooses to wear a mask should be treated with respect.

Will UIS perform contact tracing?

UIS is no longer conducting contact tracing or providing directives to individuals who test positive or are exposed to COVID-19. It is recommended that you alert others who are close contacts about your positive test so they are aware of a potential exposure. Quarantine is no longer required after an exposure, but individuals should follow CDC guidance for what to do if exposed.

General guidance for students and employees who test positive is provided below. Please also familiarize yourself with CDC guidance on ending isolation for further information.

Students: What should I do if I test positive?

Isolate for at least five days from when symptoms started or the day you test positive. Day 1 is the first full day you are symptomatic or the first day after submitting your test sample. If your symptoms are improving and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours after completing Day 5, you may return to normal activity but should wear a mask for the next five days. If you aren’t improving or still have a fever, continue to isolate until you improve or 10 days have passed since symptoms began.

Residential Students: If possible, please spend your isolation period at your permanent home address. If you stay at UIS, please note that Food Services is no longer providing food deliveries and you will need to rely on friends or delivery services to receive meals.

Please follow CDC guidance to determine when to return to class, work or other activities.

Employees: What should I do if I test positive?

Employees should stay home for at least five days (working remotely if possible and approved by a supervisor) from when symptoms started or the day you test positive. Day 1 is your first full day of symptoms or the first day after submitting your test sample. If your symptoms are improving and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours after completing Day 5, you may return to normal activity but should wear a mask for the next five days. If you aren’t improving or still have a fever, continue to isolate until you improve or 10 days have passed since symptoms began.

Please follow CDC guidance or contact your healthcare provider for any questions about returning to work or other activities. To see if you are eligible for paid leave if you are unable to work, visit the System Human Resources Office website.