Aurora University

Update - 28 February 2022

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A message from Dr. Amy Gray, Vice President for Student Life:

In light of revised masking restrictions issued by Governor Pritzker’s office, Aurora University will adopt new masking requirements as of Tuesday, 1 March 2022. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks only in the following locations until further notice:

  • In-person classes and instructional laboratory spaces
  • Surveillance testing locations
  • AU Wellness Center
  • Athletic training treatment rooms

In addition, members of the AU community are expected to wear masks at the request of individuals when meeting in the personal work or living spaces of those individuals. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the number of reported cases to provide ongoing assessment of the specific needs of our community. This information will continue to be posted on our COVID-19 dashboard.

Of course, any member of the AU community who prefers to continue to mask in places where masking is not required is welcome and encouraged to do so. As masking becomes a personal choice in more public places, it is important that we continue to respect individual decisions regarding masking and other practices that may reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

As a reminder, the Illinois Department of Public Health recommends masking for 10 days following an exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status (additional guidelines regarding testing, quarantine, and related measures may vary based on vaccination status). Should you need any guidance regarding quarantine or isolation, or are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please contact AU’s COVID Line at 630-844-7500.

It is our understanding that the revised guidance from the Governor’s Office applies to masking only. Unvaccinated students and employees will continue to be expected to participate in weekly testing. Of course, this guidance may change and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the campus community as guidance from public health officials and the State of Illinois evolves.