Updates to COVID-19 procedures, guidance

UIC is making changes to its COVID-19 procedures and guidance in alignment with the end of the COVID-19 federal and state public health emergency declarations.

As of May 12, campus COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for UIC employees who are not affiliated UI Health:

  • Employees who test positive for COVID-19, were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be required to report to UIC Contact Tracing. Employees should follow their departmental call-in procedures.
  • UIC employees will be required to receive clearance from the University Health Service when their COVID-19 absence exceeds three days. 
    • Call 312-996-7420 to schedule a virtual office visit with a nurse practitioner.
    • Visit the UHS clinic, 835 S. Wolcott Ave., Suite 144.
    • Virtual and in-person appointments are offered between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The office is closed on holidays.

COVID-19 paid administrative ended May 11; employees must use accrued sick leave or other leave time for absences due to COVID-19.

SHIELD saliva-based testing services on campus also are ending; the last day for on-campus testing is May 26.

The UIC COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Epidemiology Program offers general isolation and post-exposure guidance for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. 

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