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Everyone’s safety and comfort is our top priority, and as we prepare for a return to in-person programs at the University of Chicago this fall, we wanted to share our latest policies and protocols with our community.
The University of Chicago’s COVID-19 daily health protocols apply to everyone on campus, including in-person attendees to Humanities Day. 

  • It is required that everyone wear a face covering over the nose and the mouth at all times while in a University of Chicago campus building, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Face coverings can be removed when outdoors on campus grounds.
  • Humanities Day is open to all, regardless of vaccination status. Attendees coming to campus are expected to self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if participants have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or have had any symptoms.
  • We expect many members of our community will choose to maintain distance and use face coverings for various reasons, and we request everyone to act with consideration and understanding regarding these choices.

An attendee’s decision to be present on campus and/or in University facilities serves as their acknowledgment and acceptance of the potential risks posed to them by COVID-19. Attendees are required to follow the University’s COVID-19 guidance applicable at the time of their visit.

This experience is open to all attendees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.). Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including Humanities Day staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Thank you for your support and cooperation as Humanities Day returns to the UChicago campus.