This web page is a way for faculty, staff, students, and their families to stay informed and to find support.
Consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks and physical distancing are no longer required on the Quincy University campus for those who are fully vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated are expected to continue to wear masks in public settings and to practice physical distancing to the fullest extent possible.
Members of the QU community are asked to continue carrying masks while on campus. In the event a member of the community attends an indoor meeting on campus with a person who has not been vaccinated, it is an appropriate courtesy to wear a mask and to practice physical distancing while participating in that meeting. QU community members are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC guidelines related to masks and physical distancing, as explained at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html#vaccinated.
Additional COVID-19 guidance related to the QU campus during the summer months will be announced during Summer 2021. We also expect to provide more information about COVID-19 policies for Fall 2021 as early as the beginning of July 2021. Please be patient with us as we work to remove and update signs announcing our previous COVID-19 policies from campus buildings and other facilities.
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.
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