Return to Campus for Sick Individuals

In accordance with Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, individuals who contract COVID-19 will have to stipulate that they have recovered before returning to campus.

Patients symptomatic with COVID-19 can only return to campus if they meet the following conditions and provide HR (for employees) and Student Relations (for students) with an attestation to the effect that:

  • At least 1 day (24 hours) has passed since recovery, defined as the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Asymptomatic patients with a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test can only return if they meet the following condition and provide HR with an attestation to the effect that:

  • Ten days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, and they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

These requirements also apply to contractors and other visitors to campus, who should provide the attestation to the campus department overseeing their work.