COVID-19 Policy Enforcement

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Although we in OSCR hope that all University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students, faculty, and staff recognize our shared responsibility to keep campus and the surrounding community safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic, those students who fail to follow the university’s COVID-related expectations, ignore state and local emergency orders, or otherwise act with reckless disregard for the health of others will face disciplinary action.

All students are responsible for knowing the policies, laws, and orders that govern them at any given time, but this page is intended to provide a list of expectations, statements, and links that may help students understand how to avoid formal disciplinary action.

University Expectations

The university’s COVID-related policies and expectations are communicated in two ways: on the COVID-19 website at and by email. As students, you must read the relevant pages of this website thoroughly and you must read every email you receive from the Chancellor and other university administrators. The university’s expectations of students may change quickly in response to testing results, local outbreaks, new research, and guidance from public health agencies. If you fail to read a massmail from the Chancellor and miss a new rule or policy, that will not be considered a valid excuse.

Current Expectations

Please note that this page is not updated in real time, but we will make every effort to update it by the next business day.

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

All students (except those who are fully remote and never come to campus or university-affiliated buildings and those who have been granted a medical or religious exemption by the university) are required to be fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days after the final dose) with a university-accepted COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Get vaccinated if you are able to do so. Students will be able to receive an accepted COVID-19 vaccination upon their arrival to campus. Students can also visit to look for other vaccine appointments in the local community.
  • Students should submit their Vaccination Record Card in the MyMckinley Portal and have it verified. Further information on how to do this can be found on the Vaccines for COVID-19 Page.

Individuals who are not able to be vaccinated, who do not submit vaccination records and/or whose Vaccination Record Card has not yet been verified will be required to participate in the COVID-19 on-campus testing program.

  • If you do not have a university-verified Vaccination Record Card, you will need to test once per week to maintain compliance and building access.
  • More information about the on-campus testing program, including requirements, accommodations, and how to receive results, can be found on the On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Page.
  • Please note that even individuals who have a verified Vaccination Record Card on file will still have full access to the COVID-19 testing program and may continue testing.
  • View the full list of testing locations and hours.

The University of Illinois System is requiring that all students receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot as soon as they are eligible.

  • Mix and match of the approved vaccines is permissible. When you go to get your booster, bring your original vaccination card if possible.
  • For more information, please visit the Vaccines for COVID-19 Page.
Quarantine, Isolation and Contact Tracing

Students are expected to isolate or quarantine as directed by CUPDH, IDPH, University Housing, Private Certified Housing or Certified Greek Housing, and comply with any contact tracing efforts. These plans and efforts are in place to help maximize safety and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease by separating and restricting the movement of people who were exposed to COVID-19. It is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others to reduce the potential risk of transmission.
  • Isolation is used when someone has actually tested positive for COVID-19.It is used to keep someone known to be contagious with COVID-19 away from others. Students can face immediate suspension for isolation non-compliance.

Local Government Orders

All students are responsible for following any orders, ordinances, etc. issued by their applicable local governments.

For students who reside in Champaign, please see for information on the city’s response to the pandemic.

For students who reside in Urbana, please see for information on the city’s response to the pandemic.

State of Illinois Orders

All students in Illinois are responsible for complying with the state’s Restore Illinois plan and with any orders, requirements, mitigation efforts, etc. issued by the state. You can read more about Restore Illinois at For students who reside in Champaign County, you should pay attention to any requirements in place for Region 6.