In-class & virtual classes return for the Fall 2020 semester

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) established guidelines for higher education institutions to safely reopen their classrooms based on input from IDPH and higher education leaders throughout Illinois.

When students return to campus this fall, they can expect new prevention measures from colleges and universities including:

  1. Social distancing
  2. Physical spacing
  3. Hand sanitizing stations
  4. Face covering requirements, and
  5. Regular monitoring of students for symptoms of COVID-19.

Schools are developing policies around traffic flow, cleaning of public spaces, and staggered schedules for the use of laboratories, auditoriums and other group facilities. Small-group sessions and meetings with professors will also have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Nevertheless, colleges expect dormitories, cafeterias, libraries, bookstores, and other amenities of college life to be available to students, subject to the approved guidelines.

The full list of guidelines is available at The Illinois Board of Higher Education website.

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