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Health & Safety Practices

Health & Safety Practices
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The health and safety of everyone at DePaul depends on the cooperation of all who come to campus. By taking care of yourself, you protect the entire community.

DePaul’s COVID-19 response plans are based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the university’s medical advisor from AMITA Health.

The following mandatory protocols must be followed by DePaul students, faculty and staff at all times on both campuses.


COVID-19 vaccine

  • For fall, students will be required to be vaccinated if they intend to be on campus for any period of time.
  • To submit proof of vaccination, students should follow the instructions detailed on the immunization webpage.
  • Everyone at DePaul is encouraged to be vaccinated as soon as possible in the spirit of caring for each other and our surrounding community.
Face coverings

Face masks

  • Cloth face masks that cover one’s mouth and nose must be worn at all times on DePaul grounds (inside campus buildings and outdoors). Face shields are not considered a replacement for face masks.
  • Faculty, staff and students are expected to provide their own face masks. 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance on the use of masks by the general public. 
  • The university will have a limited supply to share when people occasionally forget theirs.
Physical distancing

Physical distancing

  •  Keep at least 6 feet between you and others, whether you are indoors or outdoors.
Personal hygiene

Personal hygiene

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available. Up to 700 sanitation stands are available throughout both campuses. 
Personal care

Personal care

  • Use the #CampusClear app to self-screen each time you plan to come to campus.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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Online training

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