1) read the re-entry plan for detailed information.
2) students, staff, teaching faculty and researchers will be required to self-screen for symptoms on a daily basis using the student covid screening pass. depending on your results, the pass will provide you with approval to return to campus or direct you to schedule a covid-19 test.
3) we highly recommend that all students on campus participate in the biweekly university campus covid screening test. click here for more details.
if you are having issues logging in to the daily self-screen pass, please contact the is university help desk using any of the options below.
call 312.563.2527 (3-clas)
walk-up assistance at metc on floor 9 of aac
we encourage campus members who use public transportation or participate in carpooling or ride-sharing to read and follow the cdc protect yourself when using transportation guidelines.
the designated entrance to aac is from the 4th floor, near the bridge from the parking garage. the first floor of aac will remain closed.
a thermal scanner has been installed on the 4th floor entrance from the parking lot. the attendant at the information desk will be monitoring everyone entering the building and providing a hospital approved mask for anyone who needs one.
if you are arriving via public transportation, the rush shuttle or on foot, use the atrium, professional building or parking garage elevators to access the 4th floor. you must bring your id to gain entrance.
yes, hospital grade approved masks are mandatory on the rush campus at all times unless you are eating, in which case, social distancing is required. masks must be covering your mouth and nose at all times, unless you’re in a designated area to eat and drink.
hospital approved masks are provided to every person entering a building on the rush campus. if your mask is lost or soiled during the day, return to the entrance to obtain a replacement. reminder: cloth masks are not approved for use in any rush buildings.
classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized once a day, at the end of the day. disinfectant cleaning wipes will be available in all classrooms. it is recommended that you wipe your desk and chair before and after use. masks will be required for everyone inside of the building, and hand sanitizer is available at multiple stations on every floor in aac, as well as in all open classrooms, labs and study spaces.
yes. equipment will be sanitized once a day, while computer testing labs will be cleaned before each testing session. disinfectant cleaning wipes will also be available in these spaces at all times.
bathrooms in aac will be cleaned three times per day. if needed, the bathrooms can be cleaned more frequently.
study spaces will be used with reduced capacity on floors 2, 5, 7 and 9. rules will be posted in these spaces on how to maintain social distancing guidelines. if you are not on campus for in-person classes or on a clinical rotation, please study off campus.
the first floor entrance to aac will remain closed, so the aac elevators should be used to access the bookstore.
we highly recommend that all students on campus participate in the biweekly university campus covid screening test. click here for more details.
mandatory testing upon return to campus is only required for students living in tailor lofts who will receive direct communications about testing requirements.
contact your program director, and email firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the positive test. they will provide instructions for quarantine and return to campus clearance.
everyone should be wearing a mask while in class or lab because this is considered a low risk exposure and therefore the rest of the class would not need to be quarantined. follow all recommended infection prevention and control practices, including wearing a facemask and actively monitoring yourself for fever or symptoms consistent with covid-19. if symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate and follow protocols outlined in the student guidelines for re-entry.
not wearing a mask on campus without approval may be viewed as not adhering to the rush university student conduct policy found on the student complaint portal under the “policies” heading.
in the event that you were not wearing a mask and a classmate or anyone else in close proximity to you tests positive for covid, you will need to quarantine at home for 14 days. there are no exceptions to this requirement. even if you took a covid test after your exposure and it was negative, that just means you were negative on that testing day. you could develop covid symptoms within the 14 day period after exposure, so quarantine is required for the full 14 days. your program director will ensure that this does not reflect on your attendance for any clinical or laboratory experiences.
detailed information about how and when to quarantine can be found on the cdc website.
please contact your program director or course instructor to create a plan for ongoing engagement in your coursework.
if there is another covid outbreak that requires us to implement stay-at-home precautions, all instruction will be delivered remotely. in-person labs and clinical rotations may be suspended in order to protect the health of students and those in the medical center and our partner sites. your program director will contact you directly if this affects your program of study.
if a faculty or staff member tests positive, employee health will make recommendations regarding care for that person and will make recommendations regarding quarantine and testing. the course director and college dean will make recommendations regarding access to the course and ongoing teaching on a virtual platform until additional arrangements can be made, if necessary.
daily monitoring for symptoms using the covid sreening pass is on the honor system, but reports will be generated to enhance compliance and will be transparently shared with colleges and university leadership.
immediately contact your faculty member or course director for any issues of non-compliance regarding masking, social distancing, or other safety measures outlined in the campus re-entry plan.
if students don’t feel comfortable approaching faculty or fellow students who are non-compliant, they should file a confidential and anonymous complaint using the student complaint process found here.
filing an anonymous/confidential complaint would also be advised when an instructor is not properly managing a classroom where students are not compliant.
students in clinical rotations should follow the same exposure and quarantine procedures as clinical workers at their site.
students should also notify their clinical coordinator and follow the procedures for monitoring symptoms, testing or quarantine as determined by the clinical site.
if you have been in close contact with a person (less than 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes) who tested positive for covid-19, you are required to quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure with that person, per the cdc guidelines.
there are no exceptions to this requirement. even if you took a covid test after your exposure and it was negative, that just means you were negative on that testing day. you could develop covid-19 symptoms anytime within the 14 day period after exposure, so quarantine is required for the full 14 days.
quarantine is for those who have been in close contact with a person (less than 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes) who tested positive for covid-19. in this situation, you are required to quarantine for 14 days per the cdc guidelines. there are no exceptions to this requirement. even if you took a covid test after your exposure and it was negative, that just means you were negative on that testing day. you could develop covid symptoms within the 14 day period after exposure, so quarantine is required for the full 14 days.
isolation is for those who have tested positive for covid-19, or have symptoms of the virus. in this situation, you are required to isolate for a mimimum of 10 days from the onset of your symptoms and be fever-free for 24 hours. if you are asymptomatic, you should isolate for 10 days after your positive covid test. if you are still symptomatic after 10 days, you are required to continue isolating and consult with a primary care provider.
the expectation is that you will read the rush university re-entry plan, specifically the guiding principles, student guidelines and university guidelines, and adhere to the policies.
you are also expected to participate in daily self-screening for symptoms using the covid screening pass. if you are required to quarantine or self-isolate, please continue to conduct yourself with professionalism. we strongly encourage that you take these guidelines and policies seriously to protect your own health, and the health of your surrounding community.
if you need to stay at home or self-isolate because you develop a symptom of covid-19, please be assured that your college/program director will develop a plan so that your academic progress can continue. do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild or limited.
your compliance with policies, both on and off campus, will prevent the spread of coronavirus. we strongly encourage you to take personal responsibility as future health care professionals to comply with public health measures such as masking, social distancing and self-monitoring for symptoms.