The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, and we are closely monitoring information provided by the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Our COVID planning teams are studying how significant increases in positive cases throughout the state and nation will impact students, faculty, and staff as well as university operations as we begin the fall semester. As I have said numerous times over the last months, the health, wellness, and safety of the entire campus community must be our top priority and at the center of our decision-making.
Today is no exception as I provide updated information regarding the fall term.
All Illinois State University faculty and staff were invited to attend an informational webinar on Friday, August 14, 2020. Panelists with expertise in medicine, nursing, public health, infectious diseases, and environmental health and safety, discussed COVID-19 transmission, contact tracing, and strategies to mitigate risks in classrooms and other campus settings.
Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to read the guidance provided by the CDC regarding symptoms and preventive steps you can take to avoid the Coronavirus and the spread of respiratory diseases.