General COVID-19-Related Information
1. What is the University’s plan for Autumn Quarter 2021?
2. Will the University report COVID-19 cases that occur in the campus community?
The University of Chicago COVID-19 Dashboard provides important information on the status of COVID-19 at the University and the health of the campus community. We will continue to update the dashboard throughout the summer with the number of cases detected through surveillance testing as well as cases reported to the University via C19HealthReport@uchicago.edu.
3. Will the University continue to provide COVID-19 testing throughout the summer?
Testing is available to all members of the University campus community who are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the weekly COVID-19 testing is required for anyone who is not vaccinated. The Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program will begin in September. Weekly COVID-19 testing will be available to fully vaccinated individuals on a voluntary basis. Details on enrollment for the Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program will be available in September.
Visit UChicago Forward for more information.
4. Will University contact tracing continue throughout the summer?
Yes. All reports made to C19HealthReport@uchicago.eduof a UChicago community member who has been exposed to COVID-19 or tested positive are forwarded to the University’s Contact Tracing Team. A Contact Tracer is assigned to interview each individual with confirmed COVID-19 to determine if they have been in close contact with other members of the University community.
It is vitally important for all members of the University community to cooperate with the University’s Contact Tracing Team. Their work has been essential in limiting the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
For more information, visit the UChicago Forward website.
5. What treatment is available for those who test positive for COVID-19?
Any faculty, other academic appointee, postdoctoral researcher, or staff member with a positive result from a test conducted by UChicago Medicine will be informed of their test by UCM, and will be provided with options for follow-up care. Students who test positive will be notified by and can receive follow-up care from UChicago Student Wellness.
6. What is the University’s current travel policy?
The University has revised its COVID-19 travel restriction, effective June 15, 2021, to allow for greater responsibility in units to assess travel requests by faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, students, and visitors to campus (e.g., for recruitment) to account for improved conditions in many parts of the United States and internationally. All University-supported travel still requires review and approval by the appropriate authority named in the updated policy. The updated policy also provides new guidance on what constitutes University-supported travel.
For more information, visit the UChicago Forward travel page.