At this time, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine in accordance with Chicago Department of Public Health guidance. Though the states on the list may well change over the next few weeks, it is Illinois Tech’s expectation that the order’s quarantine requirements will be in effect for some number of states when you arrive for move in and the beginning of classes this fall. In order to comply with the order, students, faculty, and staff may either:
- Quarantine for two weeks prior to coming to campus with a method of documenting adherence;
- Quarantine for two weeks after arrival on campus;
- Quarantine at home for one week prior to coming to campus with a method of documenting adherence, followed by:
a. A negative test recommended prior to coming to campus or shortly after arrival.
b. Quarantine for another week when arriving to Chicago/campus.
Based on the foregoing, if students do not reside in Illinois and will be living and/or participating in classes in person on Illinois Tech’s campuses, we need to gather some information regarding their plans for arriving on campus, so we can best accommodate their individual needs and circumstances. Students are requested to please fill out our Illinois Tech Returning Student Arrival and Quarantine Preferences Form to help us identify their needs.
Students who fall into this category should notify the Office of the Dean of Students at 312.567.3081 or email@example.com. Faculty and staff who fall into this category should notify the Office of Human Resources at 312.567.3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students, staff, or faculty impacted by this policy should work with their supervisors or instructors to determine the appropriate work-from-home or study-from-home plan.
Further, should you come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 OR have a fever of over 100.5 degrees or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you must stay home and monitor your health for 14 days. Notification of such contact should be made as noted above.