The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are continuing to advise avoiding all nonessential international travel due to widespread ongoing transmission. The University is continuing the suspension of university-sponsored international and domestic travel until further notice. Travelers returning from international travel should not come to campus for 14 days.
On Monday, July 6, a Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) emergency order went into effect that directs travelers arriving in Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for 14 days. According to the CDPH, travelers who have spent longer than 24 hours in a designated state and arrive in Chicago on or after July 6 must quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the designated state. For a list of designated states, criteria for states to be designated under the Order, and more information on the Order, please visit CDPH’s website. All faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and students who have traveled to the identified states and return to Chicago on or after July 6 must quarantine for 14 days and not return to campus before the quarantine period is completed. CDPH defines quarantine as “staying at a single designated home or dwelling for 14 days before doing any activities outside of the home or dwelling. People in quarantine should separate themselves from others as much as possible and check themselves for symptoms.”