UICOMP Update: Faculty and Staff Vaccination
July 22, 2021
Dear UICOMP Family,
Yesterday UIC and the University of Illinois System announced that all faculty and staff will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they are able to do so. As a regional campus, UICOMP will follow this requirement in preparation for our students to return in-person.
We had asked all faculty and staff to attest to their vaccination status by July 15. This can be done through the UIC Healthcheck app. Use the same link for future updates when/if your vaccination status changes. After attesting to vaccination, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination.
Upon disclosing that you are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine), you will not be required to participate in on-campus saliva testing or to submit the daily UIC Healthcheck COVID-19 Self Monitoring Survey. Your UIC Daily Pass will remain green.
If you are partially vaccinated by August 1, you may participate on-campus if you have a scheduled final vaccine dose and vaccination completion is imminent; however, you must continue to participate in on-campus COVID-19 saliva testing at least weekly and complete the daily UIC Healthcheck COVID-19 Self Monitoring Survey. Employees may update their vaccination status through UIC after their final vaccine dose.
In the interest of the health and safety of our entire UIC community, COVID-19 vaccination exemptions are limited to specific medical conditions with physician documentation and religious exemptions. You may request an exemption online.
Faculty and staff who obtain a COVID-19 vaccination exemption will be required to participate in on-campus COVID-19 saliva testing at least once weekly, daily symptom monitoring via UIC Healthcheck, and quarantine if exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or return from international or domestic travel.
Masking and Distancing
Out of an abundance of caution, indoor masking is still required, except when alone in a private office or when an individual has a medical condition, disability or other reason that prevents them from safely wearing a face mask. We will continue to assess this requirement as we near the fall semester.
Masking is optional outdoors on campus for fully vaccinated individuals.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated may unmask outdoors on university property only if traveling alone more than 6 feet from others.
Where to Obtain Vaccination
Our public health departments in the Tri-County area continue to offer numerous opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Please share these opportunities with any individuals or groups you know. All dates, details and information (including links to register online) can be found here. If you have any challenges with having access to vaccines, please let me know at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued patience as we undergo process updates. We continue to evolve and make changes for a safe fall semester. Your cooperation and diligence are needed and much appreciated.