This web page is a way for faculty, staff, students, and their families to stay informed and to find support.
Effective from Friday, July 30, and until Saturday, August 7, 2021, facemasks on the Quincy University campus are strongly recommended in indoor public settings for all individuals.
We also expect to provide more information about COVID-19 policies for Fall 2021 soon.
QU continues to very strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible members of the Quincy University community. While no vaccine is perfect, COVID-19 vaccinations are very safe and highly effective. When you are fully vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones.
As previously announced, QU does NOT require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enroll for the 2021 Fall Semester. Until further notice, you may assume that COVID-19 vaccination at QU will continue to be voluntary, though, again, it will be very strongly encouraged. A change in Illinois law, a severe COVID-19 outbreak, or new guidance from the Catholic Church might lead us to revise QU’s vaccination policy.
If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to produce a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test that was conducted 48 hours before your arrival on campus. The test cost is the responsibility of the student.
The most effective steps you can take right now to protect yourself and your community are to:
- Avoid contact with people who are ill. Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (See CDC handwashing video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZw4Ga3jg3E&feature=youtu.be.)
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home if you are ill.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links:
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Travel Guidance
- CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
- CDC Guidance for Laboratories