Reopening Columbia

In preparation for reopening the Columbia College Chicago campus in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following plan includes precautions, protocols, and guidelines to promote the health and safety of our campus community.


The college is committed to ensuring precautions, protocols, and guidelines are in place that promote the health and safety of the members of the campus community. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the following safety measures incorporates guidance from local and national health authorities, including the Chicago and Illinois departments of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Columbia College Chicago policies and practices.

Learn more about the full campus reopening plan and process.

Additional Resources

The resources below are to help you navigate precautions, protocols, and policies on campus that have been instituted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tracing

    The college has contact tracing protocols in place to notify individuals who may have been exposed to the virus on campus to reduce community spread.

  • Return to campus for sick individuals

    Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must follow specific guidelines before returning to campus.

  • Campus Policies

    Please view the college's temporary work from home and new reopening policies.


  • Campus Messages

    Recent announcements regarding the status of reopening campus and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Information

    Learn how the virus spreads, symptoms of COVID-19, and challenges to stopping the virus.

  • General FAQ 

    Frequently asked questions and answers related to health and safety concerns on campus.