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Important COVID 19-related Resources, Updates and More

​​​​​​DePaul offers many resources to support students and their families amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All COVID 19-related resources, updates and more can be accessed by visiting the Winter COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website​. Below is a list of helpful resources for students to navigate college during the pandemic:

​​Reporting cases of COVID-19 about yourself or someone else
If your student is experiencing or knows someone who is experiencing symptoms including a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, they should contact their healthcare provider immediately or reach out to DePaul’s Health Services, AMITA Sage Medical at (773) 549-7757, for medical advice. 

Students who are in Chicago and plan to be on DePaul’s campus for any reason this quarter must follow the university’s protocol for reporting cases of COVID-19. (Remember, access to campus and campus buildings is almost completely restricted during the quarantine period, through Sunday, January 17, and no classes are being held on campus during this time). To keep the DePaul community healthy, students can file a COVID-19 report about themselves or file a COVID-19 report about someone else​.

For more information on reporting cases of COVID-19, please visit this webpage.

Travel notices and restrictions
Students who have returned to Chicago for winter quarter or who live in the city with intentions of traveling at any time must be aware of travel notices and restrictions that apply to them. Details on travel restrictions can be found here and on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. The City of Chicago also has an Emergency Travel Order that asks anyone coming into Chicago from U.S. states with significant spread of COVID-19 (which is most U.S. states) to either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantine for 10 days. Read more about Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order here to help inform your student’s travel plans this quarter. 

Parents, families and their students should visit the DePaul COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website for all updates and information or navigate to the FAQ page to find answers to a wide range of questions.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines
In a recently published Newsline article​, the university announced that it would be offering mail-in COVID-19 testing kits for students, staff and faculty who have symptoms or exposure and do not have easy access to a testing site. ​Students can request a kit by calling DePaul’s contact tracing team at (773) 325-3300 seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.​​​m. Find more information on COVID-19 testing on DePaul’s COVID-19 Testing webpage.

DePaul is aware of the vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is following the situation very closely. All updates regarding testing and vaccinations will be shared in Newsline and on the COVID-19 updates website.

Student Guide for Winter 2021
The pandemic has forced us all to deal with frequent and rapid changes to our lives and schedules.  As a result, students require extra tools to navigate the uncertainty of it all, which is why DePaul has created the Student Guide for Winter 2021. This guide offers students the necessary information about health and safety guidance, guidance for specific scenarios, personal considerations and much more. Encourage your student to read through the guide this quarter and use it as a reference to address any issues they may have.

As always, parents, families and their students can visit the DePaul COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website for all updates and information. Visit the FAQ page to find answers to a wide range of questions.

Helpful Apps for Winter 2021
Is your student planning to visit campus for any reason this quarter? If so, they are required to download and use #CampusClear, an app to conduct daily self-screenings of their health that they must present when entering any building on either campus. Read more about health monitoring and the #CampusClear app here.

Other helpful apps include iDePaul, The Ray, Dine on Campus, D-Zone and DeHub. For more information on these apps, please visit this webpage.

This information along with other news and updates can be found on DePaul's COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website.

Covid-19 FAQ
Members of the DePaul community have questions from time to time about about a variety of topics, from student services and engagement to university operations, during the COVID-19 pandemic. To make the dissemination of this important information easy to find, the university has consolidated it into one FAQ page on DePaul's COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website. Make sure to check this page out with your student so you both know where to find ​useful details when it comes to navigating the pandemic this quarter. Additionally, you or your student can submit a question to the COVID-19 response team​​ if you have a question that you are not finding answers for.