An update and resources for AHS students re. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from Dean Bo Fernhall
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
UIC has issued Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) preventative care and isolation guidelines. AHS students should adhere to infection control guidelines established and communicated by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We expect all students to take standard precautions for the prevention of infectious disease including frequent handwashing, avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick and social distancing, if at all possible.
Anyone who self-identifies as being potentially infected, usually by the appearance of fever, cough and shortness of breath, should self-isolate in order to prevent further spread of disease. It is absolutely essential that students who exhibit these symptoms not come to campus but remain in their homes and contact their physician for guidance on potential testing/treatment.
Students who are symptomatic and self-isolate should inform the AHS Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-2079. They should also notify their course instructors. Students may be asked to provide appropriate documentation of the medical care they sought and to follow-up with appropriate documentation of when they are cleared to return to campus. Students who report their condition with appropriate medical documentation will have their absence considered an excused absence and should work with their course instructors to make up the required coursework.
Students who recently returned from international travel from an area with COVID-19 activity, or self-identify as being potentially infected, should contact UIC Student Health at 312-996-2901.