Feb. 4, 2021, Task Force Update

February 4, 2021 | by the Elmhurst University COVID-19 Task Force

Dear Elmhurst University Community:

The following is a brief update regarding COVID-19 on the Elmhurst University campus.

  • Testing:
    • February 1, 2021: 24 individuals tested using the rapid test, 0 positives
    • February 2, 2021: 125 individuals tested using the PCR test, 0 positives
  • Super Bowl weekend: The COVID-19 Task Force hopes we have an exciting game this weekend. Reminder: If you are joining with others to watch the game, wear your face masks and keep six feet apart.
  • DuPage County has moved to Phase 4 under the Restore Illinois Plan. Gatherings are limited to 50 people or 50% of room capacity, whichever is lower
  • Elmhurst University remains at our Yellow Alert Status
  • Registration for a vaccine in DuPage County is open. You may register on the DuPage County Health Department website. You may also go to Jewel Osco’s website to see if you qualify for a vaccine at Jewel.
  • Reminder: Food and drink are not allowed in Founders Lounge until further notice. Additionally, food and drink are not allowed in the library, the lounge spaces in the residence halls, and the lounges in Circle Hall.
  • Random COVID-19 testing for residential and commuter students continues next week. If you are called for random testing, you must show up to be tested. Testing is not optional.
  • Several people have shared that they acquired the COVID-19 virus over the holidays or during J-Term while studying at home. Many of the same individuals stated they did not complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. If you have not completed the form, we ask that you do so immediately. Keeping accurate records is important, and this will go a long way in helping us know the patterns COVID-19 is taking on our campus
  • Learn about the expectations Elmhurst University has for its students in our effort to keep the campus community safe from the spread of COVID-19: Read more on the Student Responsibilities page.
  • As another storm approaches the Chicagoland area, please be safe and look for messages from Public Safety updating all of us on the progress of the storm.

Please stay safe and healthy,

The COVID-19 Task Force

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