Coronavirus (COVID-19)

University Travel Update

Considerations for Out-of-State Students and the Travel Order

In response to the changing dynamics of COVID-19 transmission across the United States, and to support Chicago’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the City has issued a Travel Order applicable to anyone coming into the City of Chicago from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. 

Anyone traveling from a state on the Orange list is directed to:

  • Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago, OR 
  • Quarantine for a 10-day period (or the duration of their time in Chicago, whichever is shorter). 

For those traveling from a state on the Yellow list

  • No quarantine or pre-arrival test is required,
  • Maintain strict masking and social distancing, AND
  • Avoid non-essential travel

Steps to Follow the Order

  • When planning, review the CDPH Travel Order state list. Avoid all non-essential travel.
  • Prior to arrival, Orange list travelers must: 
    • Receive a negative COVID-19 test result no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival and have proof of negative results, OR 
    • Plan to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
  • Upon arrival in Chicago, Orange list travelers should:
    • Maintain a copy of negative test result with them while in Chicago, OR 
    • Quarantine for 10 days if they chose not to take a test.