Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University is taking the following actions that will significantly impact the Illinois State University community. These difficult decisions were made with all current COVID-19 information available from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local health officials. In addition, a large team of Illinois State staff members are working around the clock to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In all cases, the safety, health, and well-being of our University community is a top priority. These actions are also intended to limit, to the greatest extent possible, disruption to academic progress and financial hardship.
These actions will undoubtedly raise a myriad of questions for which answers are not yet available. In the coming hours and days, many students, faculty, and staff members who are impacted by today's decisions will be contacted through messages that respond to more specific issues. Still, it is impossible to address every "what if" question and "but what about" scenario at this time. The University will continue to work diligently to address individual concerns and circumstances.