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Illinois Stay-at-Home Order: UI Health Operations

Saturday, March 21, 2020

How Social Distancing Works Slow the spread of COVID-19

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker today announced that all Illinoisans are to "stay at home" for the remainder of the state's disaster proclamation in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which currently extends through April 30.

Importantly for the UI Health community, the stay-at-home order provides exemptions for individuals working in some essential roles, including those who have a role in providing healthcare services.

While the stay-at-home order is in effect, UI Health and the UIC College of Medicine will remain open and will continue in our missions to serve the healthcare needs of our community. We have implemented several measures to promote social distancing, including encouraging those staff who can work from home to do so. Nevertheless, there are still thousands of our community members who care for patients and who maintain crucial operations at UI Health and the UIC College of Medicine who will still need to be on campus, even while the stay-at-home order is in effect.

During this global health crisis, UI Health has been continuously adapting to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. Visit the below links for the latest updates for changes to our operations related to COVID-19: