What you need to know about COVID-19

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If you are having any symptoms — whether or not you have been exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 — PLEASE STAY HOME.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for specific UIC guidance or find information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention below.


The 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

The outbreak has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Learn about 2019 novel coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC COVID-19 factsheet

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America from The White House Coronavirus Task Force