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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.

Updated April 13, 2022


COVID-19 vaccine and booster

  • Students in all degree programs, as well as faculty and staff, are are required to submit proof of a booster. 
  • 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 seek a booster as soon as they are eligible in the spirit of caring for each other and our surrounding community.
Face coverings

Face masks

  • As of April 11, masks are no longer required in indoor spaces on campus.
  • However, DePaul will continue to be a mask-friendly campus and wearing a mask will be highly recommended for all indoor spaces.
  • If you are joining a meeting or gathering and a participant asks you to wear a mask, please do so.
  • If you need one, KN95 masks are available at a limited number of first-floor desk areas near building entrances.
  • Masks are still required at on-campus COVID testing locations or if you have been advised to wear one by a contact tracer or public health professional. For example, close contacts (even if you are vaccinated) are advised to wear a mask after COVID exposure.
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