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Health & Safety Practices

Health & Safety Practices
St. Vincent's Circle with Masks

The health and safety of everyone at DePaul depend 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

  • Students in all degree programs, as well as faculty and staff, are required to be vaccinated.
  • To submit proof of vaccination, students, faculty and staff should follow the instructions detailed on the COVID-19 Vaccine 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

  • Everyone on campus—regardless of vaccination status—is required to wear a face mask indoors. Masks may be removed if individuals are alone in an office with the door closed.
  • Face masks remain optional outdoors.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance on the use of masks by the general public. 
  • If anyone needs a face mask, disposable paper masks will be available at a limited number of first-floor desk areas near building entrances.
Physical distancing

Physical distancing

  • In keeping with City of Chicago guidance and good public health practice, maintain physical distancing to the extent possible.
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

Online Training

Online training

  • All members of the DePaul community must complete COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines training.
  • Faculty and staff may access the training through BlueSky. It is available for students on D2L.
  • This online training is required.
  • Contact with any questions or issues.