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Fall quarter COVID-19 update and reminders

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Every DePaul individual is required to follow all CDC safety guidelines, including wearing a mask while indoors. (Randall Spriggs/DePaul University)

With DePaul halfway through the fall quarter, the university has an update on the current COVID-19-related environment, along with a few important reminders to Take Care, DePaul.

COVID-19 update

The city of Chicago and DePaul are seeing fewer medically diagnosed COVID-19 cases. This is great news and a trend we hope will continue. Thank you to every person who has followed safety precautions to Take Care, DePaul.

Further, DePaul is incredibly proud of the community's vaccination rate. As of Oct. 11, 99.94 percent of students, 99.68 percent of faculty and 96.9 percent of staff are fully compliant with DePaul's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.* As we know, the vaccines are proven effective at greatly reducing the spread of the virus, as well as at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.

Important reminders

While city and university case numbers are encouraging, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Every DePaul individual needs to continue to be diligent and follow all safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All students, faculty and staff are required to:

  • Wear a mask indoors;
  • Report when you receive a confirmed diagnosis that you have COVID-19 (do not report exposure);
  • Not attend in-person classes or come to campus if you have symptoms; and
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed.

For the most up-to-date information on DePaul's safety protocols, case numbers, FAQs and university-wide updates, please visit DePaul's COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website.

*Fully compliant individuals include those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have received an approved medical or religious exe​mption.