Campus Restrictions to Loosen Tuesday

Dear Bradley Employees,

We’re happy to report the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus is relatively low, as is the number of students in quarantine and isolation. Those elements, coupled with the current Peoria region levels, allow us to loosen some of the campus restrictions beginning Tuesday, Feb 9. We announced this information to our student body today.

While the easing of restrictions mostly impacts our students, we want you to be aware of the changes in expectations for students and reiterate what is expected of you. 

Employees should:

  • Continue to work under your current arrangement, meaning if you are working remotely you should continue to do so. 
  • Continue to hold meetings virtually when possible. 
  • We are still limiting non-Bradley visitors to campus. Please review the visitor policy. 
  • Masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene and asymptomatic testing are still required.

Students and employees who’ve received vaccinations must participate in all campus mitigation strategies. Additionally, these same guidelines are in place for anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. 

Here are a few of the highlights regarding student expectations. Please visit this link for the full list.

  • Dining-in at off-campus restaurants is allowed, following State of Illinois guidelines.
  • Organizations may be approved to host indoor (or outdoor) events, activities, meetings and/or tabling.
  • Students are allowed to have a limited number of guests in their residences.
  • Public study spaces have been added in the library and throughout campus.
  • Everyone is still required to wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth at all times, whether inside or outside with appropriate distancing. The only time students don't have to wear a mask is when in their sleeping room.
  • What we do as individuals impacts the entire Bradley community. Each of us has a continued responsibility to do our part to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on our campus. Let’s remain vigilant with our choices and actions and continue on our strong path. We will continue to evaluate our campus expectations. We will also look for opportunities to ease restrictions based on the COVID-19 numbers on campus and in the community, based on State of Illinois guidelines and as the weather turns more favorable.

Some media in Bradley University's current print, video and online materials was acquired before the COVID-19 pandemic. Media acquired after the pandemic began was done so in compliance with Bradley's COVID-19 safety protocols at the time. The ongoing safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern during these unprecedented times.