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Mandatory Campus Guidelines

Update: Effective Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. (until further notice)

Thank you for the good work you all have done over the last couple of weeks to help us mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. As a result of your diligence, I am pleased to share some good news with you today. Your actions over the past few weeks have helped us reduce the number of COVID-19 positive tests from 102 on Sept. 11 down to 8 for the week of 9/25/2020 - 10/01/2020. This is good news because fewer students are impacted by COVID-19. It’s also good news because it shows how Bradley can unite to reach our goal of being together for the entire semester.

While this is good news, we must remain focused on engaging in behaviors we know mitigate the spread of the virus. You have demonstrated we can do so. With that, I am comfortable with altering some of our campus restrictions. 

Our decisions regarding how to ease restrictions are based on science first and on feedback from students about what is most important to you at this time. We hear you and understand how important interactions are with each other. We must remain vigilant in our approach and we continue to need your support in reaching these expectations.

Effective Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., students (excluding those in isolation or quarantine) will be allowed to: (full details are provided in the table at the end of this message)

  • dine-in at on-campus dining facilities while physically distanced 
  • reserve up to three, two-hour time slots per day in the library (beginning Saturday)
  • socialize one-on-one in residence hall rooms, apartments or houses with students other than their roommates while masked and physically distanced 
  • socialize in groups of 4 or fewer in indoor common areas on campus while masked and physically distanced
  • student organizations may be approved for outdoor events while masked and physically distanced

We are not yet ready to ease restrictions related to dining-in or drinking-in at off-campus establishments (i.e. restaurants, cafes, bars). We know this is important to you, but we need to sustain low COVID-19 positivity rates in the Bradley community before we can, in good conscience, allow you to take that risk for yourselves, the Bradley community or the local community.

We have learned students who gathered in small groups and/or visited others one-on-one without taking proper precautions were a significant contributor to spike in positive cases on campus. We are easing restrictions related to in-person social interaction with a great degree of caution, and we ask even with your small/intimate social group, please remain ever-vigilant about mask-wearing, physical distancing, good hand hygiene and proper cough/sneeze etiquette. There is much evidence taking these precautions work.

We will continue to enforce these expectations. There is no room for violations and our processes will not change. If you see concerning activity, report it to COVID19concerns@bradley.edu or fill out the noncompliance form online. For an immediate response, contact 309-677-2000.

I am delighted we are able to increase opportunities for limited social interaction. We will continue to monitor the progression of the virus on campus and in our community closely and we are prepared to reinstate restrictions should we see an increased presence of the virus on campus. My hope and expectation is if we remain vigilant in our activities, we will not need to do so.

Thank you for continuing to adapt as we learn how to co-exist with the threat of COVID-19 and for your willingness to keep yourself, the Bradley community and the Peoria community safe and healthy. We didn’t cause this virus, but together we can stop its spread on our campus.

Don’t forget to review the table below for detailed updates regarding the campus guidelines for non-classroom activities.

Updated Guidelines Regarding Non-Classroom Activities As of Oct. 2, 2020 5 p.m.

Bradley University is still restricting in-person social interaction to minimize the spread of COVID-19 with the goal of staying on campus together through Thanksgiving. This table summarizes what you may do, what you may not do and what you are encouraged to do outside of your residence. 

 

Activity Isolation
(see more guidelines here)
Quarantine
(see more guidelines here)
General Population
Leverage technology to stay in touch with your friends and family who you can’t see in person YES, absolutely! YES, absolutely! YES, absolutely!
Spend time outside NO, unfortunately. YES, with limitations. If you live in a residence hall, this must be coordinated with your RA. YES, absolutely! You may, while masked and physically distanced, sit on the Quad, go for a run/walk, visit a park, visit a recreation area, visit an open-air marketplace, play sports, or do any other outdoor activity as allowed by the State of Illinois COVID-19 Guidelines, as long as it doesn’t violate any of our other Bradley University COVID-19 guidelines.
Study or do remote learning outside of my residence NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, absolutely! The library, lower level of the student center, open collaboration spaces in academic buildings and other previously approved study locations are set up and ready for you. Additionally, the library is extending appointment times. Students may now reserve up to three, two hour time slots per day (beginning Saturday).
Pick up meals to-go from a Dining Hall or the Michel Student Center NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, absolutely!
Dine-in at on-campus facilities NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, you may dine-in by yourself or with one other friend in the following locations:
  • Geisert Dining Hall
  • Center Court
  • Michel Student Center
  • BECC and Jerry’s
  • Williams Dining Hall will remain carry out only

Hours of operation, capacity limits, usage limits, and cleaning instructions will be posted in each of these areas. It is your responsibility to adhere to all posted expectations and instructions.
Order food/groceries for delivery YES, with caution  NO, if you are living in a residence hall.
YES, with caution if you are living in an off-campus residence.
YES, go for it.
Order food/groceries for carry-out NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, go for it.
Dine-in or drink-in at off-campus eating establishments or drinking establishments (i.e. restaurants, cafes, bars) NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. NO, in-person dining/drinking at an off-campus establishment is not permitted.
Visit Health Services for a scheduled medical or counseling appointment YES, as needed. YES, as needed. YES, as needed.
Run essential errands off-campus (e.g., medical provider visits, pharmacy, grocery store) NO, unfortunately. NO, if you are living in a residence hall.
YES, with caution, if you are living in an off-campus residence. 
YES, with caution.
Attend work (on campus or off campus) after confirming with your employer NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution.
Engage in off-campus learning experiences with the approval of your college dean NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution.
Host an outdoor event for your student organization NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution. You may host an outdoor event/activity for your student organization, but your plan must be reviewed/approved by the newly developed consultant program for Event Services. Your event must be registered in Presence, and you must track attendance using the CheckPoint app. For more information about how to safely plan and implement an outdoor event/activity for your student organization, please contact the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@bradley.edu or 309-677-3050..
Volunteer off campus for a non-profit organization NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution. Ideally, you will take advantage of virtual volunteer opportunities at this time. If you choose to volunteer in person, you must be masked and maintain physical distancing. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities and COVID-19 volunteerism guidelines, please visit the Braves Volunteer COVID-19 page.
Attend church or another faith-based service NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution. Ideally, you will take advantage of virtual church or other faith-based services at this time. If you choose to attend in person, you must be masked and maintain physical distancing. If you arrive at your church or other faith-based service, and others are not following safe COVID-19 precautions, you should leave immediately.  
Return to your permanent residence to visit family members YES, with caution. You may return to your permanent residence for the duration of your isolation, but you must consult with Bradley Health Services before you leave campus.  YES, with caution. You may return to your permanent residence for the duration of your quarantine, but you must let your RA and dining services know if you live in a residence hall.  Yes, with caution. Students should avoid all unnecessary personal travel. This is an important step to further protect our campus community, as each time students leave campus, the likelihood of bringing illness back to our campus increases. This was the primary reason we removed breaks for the fall semester.

However, if you choose to travel to your permanent residence, we implore you to practice safe COVID-19 precautions and to be extremely diligent about safety precautions upon your return. Additionally, please disclose your travel using the Travel Disclosure Form. Ideally, you will limit trips to your permanent residence to the greatest extent possible (i.e. for emergencies). 
Have my immediate family members visit me in person NO, unfortunately.  NO, unfortunately.  Yes, with caution. Your parents or other immediate family members may visit you on campus, but they may not enter your residence hall. Parents or immediate family members must also be masked and physically distanced while they are on campus. If you live off campus, your parents or other immediate family members may visit your residence, but everyone in your residence (residents and guests) must be masked and physically distanced when in the same room with another person.
NOTE: The restrictions regarding off-campus dining/drinking still apply to you when your parents or other close relatives are visiting.
Host guest(s) in your room, apartment, or off-campus residence NO, unfortunately.  NO, unfortunately.  YES, with caution.
If you live in a residence hall, you may host 1 guest in your residence hall room (and your roommate may do the same at the same time)…
  • if that guest is a Bradley student.
  • if the total number of guests in the residence hall room does not exceed 2.
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the residence hall room.
  • if the door to the residence hall room is propped open to maximize air flow.

If you live in an apartment or house with 1 - 4 residents, you may host 1 guest in your apartment or house (and your apartment/housemates may do the same)...
  • if that guest is a Bradley student.
  • if the total number of guests in the apartment or house does not exceed 4.
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the same room.

If you live in an apartment or house (including fraternity and sorority houses) with 5 or more residents, you may host 1 guest in your apartment or house (and up to 3 of your apartment/housemates may do the same at the same time).
  • if that guest is a Bradley student.
  • if the total number of guests in the apartment or house does not exceed 4.
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the same room.
Visit other students’ rooms, apartments or off-campus residences NO, unfortunately.  NO, unfortunately.                  YES, with caution
You may visit another Bradley student’s residence hall room...
  • if you are that student’s only guest.
  • if the total number of guests in the residence hall room does not exceed 2 (including you).
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the residence hall room.
  • if the door to the residence hall room is propped open to maximize air flow..

You may visit another Bradley student’s apartment or house that has 1 - 4 residents...
  • if you are that student’s only guest.
  • if the total number of guests in the apartment or house does not exceed 4 (including you).
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the same room. 

You may visit another Bradley student’s apartment or house (including fraternity and sorority houses) that has 5 or more residents...
  • if you are that student’s only guest.
  • if the total number of guests in the apartment or house does not exceed 4 (including you).
  • if all residents and guests are masked and physically distanced when in the same room. 
Visit with friends in indoor residence hall common areas NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, you may visit in groups of 4 or fewer while masked and physically distanced. The space you use to gather must allow for capacity for 4.
Approved areas for gathering in the residence halls:
  • Geisert Hall floor lounges
  • Harper/Wyckoff game room and lobby
  • Heitz Hall Lower Level and commuter lounge
  • University Hall lobby
  • Williams Hall floor lounges and lobby
  • College Hall common areas
  • Lovelace Hall lounge

Capacity limits, usage limits, and hours of operation will be posted in each of these areas. It is your responsibility to adhere to all posted expectations, instructions and to cleaning surfaces after use.
Use Markin Center and athletic facilities NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES. The Markin Center is open in a limited capacity. Review the Fall 2020 Markin Center Policies and Procedures carefully before visiting. Varsity athletic teams may practice following NCAA, conference, and university guidelines.

Update: Effective Sept. 23 at 7 a.m. - Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.

Over the past two weeks, through the combined efforts of our students, faculty and staff, we were able to successfully slow the spread of COVID-19 in our Bradley community. You took this time to reset your behaviors and in turn you are protecting yourselves, your peers, our faculty/staff and the Peoria community. This was no small effort, and I would like to thank each of you for the efforts you have made and will continue to make.

After doing a great deal of research, consulting with the Peoria City/County Health Department and talking to a number of other universities facing similar challenges, I am ready to share our plans for moving forward beginning at 7 a.m. Sept. 23. 

We will return to pre-all-student quarantine teaching styles, but many of the restrictions from the all-student quarantine will remain in place. This new model reflects what we learned and is heavily influenced by how we operated during the all-student quarantine. It is my sincere hope this model will carry us from now through the end of in-person learning on campus on November 20.

While we were able to reverse the dangerous trajectory we were on, we haven’t eliminated COVID-19 from our campus community. We must remain vigilant. The number of new cases being diagnosed and the number of students who would be in quarantine have decreased significantly. We expect the number of positive cases and those in quarantine to continue to decline over the next few days. If we see another spike or negative trend, we would be forced to move back into an all-student quarantine and remote learning. At the end of those two weeks, all students would be asked to leave campus and return to their permanent residences to complete the semester virtually. Some exceptions would be made on a case-by-case basis (e.g. international students, students with time-critical student teaching, clinical or lab requirements, etc.).

Mandatory Campus Guidelines as of 7 a.m. Sept. 23

The following guidelines are mandatory for all students. Take time to read them carefully. Follow up questions may be directed to covid19concerns@bradley.edu

As a member of the Bradley community:

  • You must wear a facial covering that covers both your nose and mouth except when you are in your own sleeping room (whether it is in a residence hall, house, or apartment). This is true when you are either inside or outside.
  • You must maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others except when you are in your own sleeping room (whether it is in a residence hall, house or apartment).
  • You must diligently practice proper hand hygiene and proper cough/sneeze etiquette.
  • You may not have guests in your residence hall room or off-campus residence.
  • You may not dine in at off-campus eating establishments, visit drinking establishments or visit off-campus residences that are not your own.

COVID-19 Testing, Isolation and Quarantine

It is important to note we have adjusted the quarantine guidelines based on what we have learned, and we have no evidence transmission is happening via brief, casual interactions or in the classroom setting. Additionally, our testing and tracing protocol has been enhanced to include symptomatic, asymptomatic, surveillance and targeted testing. Priority is given to students who are symptomatic. The Peoria City/County Health Department supports these modifications.

As a member of the student population, your COVID-19 status will either be isolation, quarantine or general population (i.e., presumed to be COVID-free). 

Beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, we will identify specific individuals in a residence hall setting, as opposed to the entire floor, as close contacts (e.g., roommates of COVID-positive students and others who came into close contact with those students). Only those individuals identified as close contacts will be placed in quarantine. With that said, if there is a marked increase in the number of cases on a residence hall floor, the entire floor may be put into quarantine. An entire off-campus residence or fraternity/sorority house will continue to be considered close contacts and follow the original quarantine process.

Students who previously tested positive for COVID-19: If you have been COVID-positive and have fully recovered, you are considered part of the general population and all of Bradley’s guidelines, expectations and enforcement still apply to you. You are expected to follow all mandatory COVID-19 guidelines. The only exception is per CDC guidelines you would not be required to quarantine if you are identified as a close contact of a positive case.

Academics

Because of the unusual circumstances, there is no deadline for students to request a move to full remote learning. You must submit a request to vpsa@bradley.edu for approval. Remember, there may be exceptions to virtual classes like a practicum or lab. If accepted for remote learning, you will agree to the following: all tuition and fees will remain the same (minus housing fees); you will not be able to reside in the residence halls or SAC; all grades received will be letter grades (unless the course is already delivered as a pass/fail course); this decision is for the entire fall 2020 semester only and virtual learning may change your financial aid. 

Similar to the beginning of the fall term, we will have a blend of virtual and in-person classes. Depending on your COVID-19 status, you may be able to participate in virtual-only or both virtual and in-person classes.

  • If you are a student in isolation, you must continue to attend virtual classes but you may not attend in-person classes.
  • If you are a student in quarantine, you must continue to attend virtual classes but you may not attend in-person classes.
  • If you are a student in the general population, you will return to your previously scheduled classes and continue to follow all required COVID-19 precaution practices.

Some students will still be in isolation or quarantine upon the resumption of face-to-face learning.

Non-Classroom Activities

While we are resuming in-person classes for the general population, we are still restricting social interaction to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to assure we can complete the fall term on campus together. This table summarizes what you may do, what you may not do and what you are encouraged to do outside of your residence.

 

Activity Isolation
(see more guidelines here)
Quarantine
(see more guidelines here)
General Population
Leverage technology to stay in touch with your friends and family who you can’t see in person YES, absolutely! YES, absolutely! YES, absolutely!
Take a break from screen time and the four walls of your room to spend time outside while masked and physically distanced, including off-campus approved activities (e.g. going to a park, playing sports or other activities as allowed by the State of Illinois COVID-19 guidelines, NCAA guidelines and not prohibited by other guidelines below). NO, unfortunately. YES, with limitations (If you live in a residence hall this must be coordinated with your RA) YES, absolutely!
Study or do remote learning at the library or other approved study locations for a change of scenery NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, absolutely!
Pick up meals from dining facilities or the Michel Student Center NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, go for it.
Order food/groceries for delivery YES, with caution. YES, with caution. YES, go for it.
Order food/groceries for pick-up or carry-out NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, go for it.
Visit health services for a scheduled appointment YES, as needed. YES, as needed. YES, as needed.
Run essential errands off-campus (e.g., medical provider visits, pharmacy, grocery store) NO, unfortunately. YES, if you are living in an off-campus residence. NO, if you are living in a residence hall. YES, with caution.
Attend work (on campus or off campus) after confirming with your employer NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution.
Engage in off-campus learning experiences with the approval of your college dean NO, unfortunately. NO, unfortunately. YES, with caution.
Host guest(s) in your room, apartment, or off-campus residences NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated. NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated. NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated.
Visit other students’ rooms, apartments or off-campus residences NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated. NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated. NO, gatherings or parties of any size will not be tolerated.
Dine-in at off-campus eating establishments or drinking establishments NO, in-person dining/drinking at an off-campus establishment is not permitted.. NO, in-person dining/drinking at an off-campus establishment is not permitted. NO, in-person dining/drinking at an off-campus establishment is not permitted. (Carry out is permitted.)

 

University Dining

All dining facilities will be grab-and-go only. Your personal dining options are based on your COVID-19 status.

  • If you are a student in isolation, your meals will be delivered by dining services.
  • If you are a student in quarantine, your meals will either be delivered to you or a specific location will be designated for take-out / grab-and-go meals.
  • If you are a student in the general population, you will have access to grab-and-go meals at university dining locations. Stacks will remain closed for the remainder of the semester.

Student Life

All face-to-face activities hosted by student organizations will be done in a virtual environment only. This includes organization meetings and official (or unofficial) events.

The Markin Center will resume operation and Cullom-Davis Library will continue to be available, as will approved study locations.

Health Services will continue to schedule appointments and Counseling Services will continue to be available virtually. 

Residence Halls

If you wish to move-out of your residence hall, you must first submit a request to vpsa@bradley.edu to switch to complete virtual learning. If accepted for remote learning, you will not be able to reside in the residence halls or SAC. Upon approval, you will automatically be released from your housing contract. 

If you are moving out of a residence hall, you must vacate your room. We ask no more than three (3) people, including the student, enter a building and room to help with the move. Roommates should NOT move-out of a room at the same time. You will be able to leave items in your room if you move out. Bradley University will not be responsible for any items left in a room and does not guarantee placement into the same room for the spring semester. More information regarding spring 2021 housing will come out in late October. Students who depart by Sept. 27 will have their housing and meal plans prorated to Sept. 9. Those who leave after Sept. 27 will have their housing and meal plans prorated based on their departure date. Please be patient since it will take some time to update your university bill.

All other housing operations, including Main Street Commons, individual rental properties, fraternities and sororities are operated by outside agencies. All questions regarding the operations of these properties should be directed to the appropriate landlord.

Enforcement of Mandatory Guidelines

We will continue to support you and do our best to keep you safe through enforcement of these mandatory guidelines. We are taking disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from campus, of anyone who violates these policies. You can help by continuing to hold yourself and those around you accountable to these mandatory guidelines. If you see concerning activity, report it to COVID19concerns@bradley.edu or complete the noncompliance form online. For an immediate response, contact 309-677-2000.

All students must cooperate fully with contact tracers working on behalf of the university or local health departments. This includes responding to inquiries (texts, emails or calls) and fully disclosing information relevant to case and contact investigation. For a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, this information includes the disclosure of the contact information for their close contacts. Information shared as a part of contact tracing is not disclosed as a part of any student conduct investigation/enforcement.

Finally, I want to thank you again. Because of your efforts, we are able to resume in-person instruction and can look forward to finishing the fall semester together as a community. We will continue to evaluate all of our actions. Remember, we are not out of the woods, we must continue to follow the guidelines and do everything we can to stem the spread of the virus in our community. If we see another spike or a negative trend emerges, we will have to go fully remote for the remainder of the semester. However, I am confident we can successfully complete the semester on campus if we all work together and remain vigilant in our compliance to appropriate behaviors. Bradley Unite.

NOTE: The mandatory guidelines outlined in this communication supersede information on the Bradley University COVID-19 website. The website and all online resources will be updated as quickly as possible.

 


 

Effective Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. - Sept. 23 at 7 a.m.

Announcement from President Standifird

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Q&A Sessions

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If you have questions, send them to COVID19concerns@bradley.edu.

Bradley is temporarily moving to a remote learning environment and enacting an all-student quarantine for two weeks. This means all students will be required to quarantine in their residence hall, Greek house, St. James apartment, off-campus apartment or house for the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. through 7 a.m. Sept. 23.

We have just under 50 confirmed positive cases on campus, which is comparable or even lower than some of our peer institutions. Our concern is because of these cases and clusters, as well as our rigorous quarantine protocols, we have more than 500 students in quarantine at this time. And through contact tracing, we continue to identify more students who may be impacted, which means more students in quarantine.

Although it may seem extreme, this move to temporary remote learning and a two-week, all-student quarantine allows us to focus on the continuity of the educational experience for all of our students while giving us time to gather data on the full extent of the spread of the virus and assess the best way to proceed as a community.

This two-week quarantine creates an opportunity for us to reset our behaviors so we can have a successful semester. I still think it’s possible for us to do so. We would not engage in the two-week quarantine if I did not believe it was possible for us to complete the semester on campus successfully, but this only happens if we collectively change our behaviors moving forward.

Our primary goal, besides keeping everyone healthy, is to remain on campus for the entire semester. While most of you are doing the right things, I am particularly concerned about the lack of compliance regarding the necessary behaviors to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. We are seeing both large and small gatherings where masks and physical distancing are not observed. Many of our positive cases can be traced back to these gatherings. It's actions like these that are putting people at risk and threatening our ability to stay on campus throughout the semester.

New Campus Guidelines

We are enacting new campus guidelines as listed below. These guidelines and expectations are no longer recommendations, they are mandatory. All students, faculty and staff must hold one another accountable to follow the requirements set forth by the university to combat the spread of COVID-19. We will take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from campus, of anyone who violates these policies. Learn more about our enhanced enforcement efforts here.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to help monitor behavior. If you see concerning activity, report it to COVID19concerns@bradley.eduor fill out the noncompliance form online. For an immediate response contact 309-677-2000.

Students, faculty and staff must wear a mask at all times except when in their room, off-campus residence or office. You must maintain a minimum of six-feet of physical distance except when in your room, residence or office. We expect you to complete the Daily Symptom Tracker and participate in surveillance testing requests.

Stay on Campus

It is very important students stay put. Do not go home. The risk of new cases increases each time you leave and return to campus. It also complicates our tracing and testing greatly. We’re asking you to remain on campus instead of returning to your permanent residence. If you do return home, you must continue to quarantine and should not return back to campus until Sept. 22 or later.

If students wish to move out of their residence hall, we ask you to wait until the end of the two-week quarantine period. If at the completion of this two-week period you wish to move out completely, your housing and meal plan will be prorated to Sept. 9. You must also submit a request to vpsa@bradley.eduto have your classes switched to complete virtual learning. All other housing operations, including Main Street Commons, individual rental properties, fraternities and sororities are operated by outside agencies. All questions regarding the operations of these properties should be directed to the appropriate landlord.

Housing

All fraternity and sorority houses, apartments, off campus houses must be limited to only the residents of those locations. No gatherings, parties, etc. will be tolerated. Even when at your own residence, if you are outside and physical distancing cannot be maintained, you must wear a mask.

Students can leave their residences to:

  • Pick up meals from dining facilities or Michel Student Center
  • Spend time outside while masked
  • Run essential errands (such as medical provider visits, pharmacy, grocery store)
  • Attend work (both on and off campus) after confirming with employer
  • Engage in off-campus learning experiences with approval of their college dean

Students are allowed to:

  • Order food and groceries and have them delivered
  • Visit Health Services and Counseling Services on campus

Students are not allowed to:

  • Congregate or gather with anyone other than their roommate or off-campus residence mates
  • Have guests in their room or off-campus residence
  • Visit off-campus eating establishments, drinking establishments, or off-campus residences

Academics

Instruction will occur remotely for the next two weeks. A few exceptions will be made for students who are approaching graduation.

Faculty will receive a message from the Provost regarding delivery and other considerations. Online nursing, counseling and Ed.D. programs and clinicals will continue as scheduled.

Technology

For students who live in a campus property and experience internet connectivity issues, we are working on identifying spaces where you can have quality internet access.

We encourage you to use ethernet cables to ease congestion on the residence hall wireless network. If you don’t have an ethernet cable, you can pick one up at your residence hall office, St. James main office, SAC main office or the IT Service Desk for those living in the singles and SAC.

A device being connected to the wired network must be registered to the network before use. Please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance at (309) 677-2964 or submit a ticket from the Support Portal.

Dining

Students will have access to grab-and-go meals at Geisert Dining Hall, Williams Dining Hall, Center Court and the facilities in Michel Student Center at revised hours. Remote dining locations – Stacks, Jerry’s and BECC will be closed. (Stacks will remain closed after the two-week shelter in place due to business levels.) No one will be allowed to dine in; food will be on a take-out basis only. Those in isolation will still have their meals delivered to them.

Student Life

All face-to-face activities by student organizations and teams should be done in a virtual environment only. This includes organization meetings and official (or unofficial) events.

The Markin Center and Cullom-Davis Library will be closed, but you will be able to access materials, services and offices housed in the library online. Health Services will continue to schedule appointments and Counseling Services will continue to be available virtually.

Your instructors and advisors will be available virtually during this time.

Testing

Students who test positive are still required to isolate. If a student lives on campus or is unable to isolate in their off-campus housing, Bradley University will provide alternative accommodations. Students currently in isolation who wish to return to their permanent residence must wait until their isolation period is over to do so.

Health Services will continue COVID-19 surveillance testing and symptomatic testing for students. If a student becomes symptomatic, they should contact Health Services and self-isolate until their test results are received.

Students must take every precaution to protect the health and safety of others. If a student does an off-campus Covid-19 test, they must report the results to the Health Services at (309) 677-2700. If a student does not report a positive test, they will be at risk for disciplinary action.

In making the decision to enact a two-week all-student quarantine, we continued to follow the science and put much thought into the well being of our campus and our students' education. If we do not see progress during these two weeks, it will impact the rest of the semester, potentially causing us to go remote for the rest of the calendar year. We will continue to provide updates and will make decisions about the resumption of face-to-face classes by Monday, Sept. 21.


This page is intended to provide information about the novel coronavirus, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take, as well as information on the effects of measures various governments are taking to stem the outbreak.

This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.