Thursday, June 18, 2020

We Have Decided

[W]ith considerable thought and broad consultation, we have decided that we will resume on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester in a manner modified to address the ongoing pandemic concerns.  This semester will consist of a blend of in-person and remote instruction. Along with a successful transition of our region of Illinois into Phase IV of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, resuming on-campus instruction is predicated upon our ability to provide adequate COVID-19 testing for our entire community of faculty, staff and students, coupled with a comprehensive plan that looks after the vulnerable and aims at mitigating and containing any outbreaks.  The COVID-19 SHIELD Team is advancing this plan, and they will be providing specific information about the plan in the weeks ahead.

-- Robert J. Jones, Chancellor, and Andreas C. Cangellaris, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois, in an email announcing plans to resume on-campus instruction this fall, 18 June 2020

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