As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a statewide “stay-at-home” executive order through April 7. This means that residents, if at all possible, are to stay in their homes as officials take drastic and necessary measures to slow the spread.
It also means that all non-essential businesses will be closed. As a result, Eureka College will be closed for the duration of this order, effective immediately.
All non-exempt employees will be contacted by their supervisor to determine a plan moving forward. Like other residents across the state, students who remain on campus should stay in their residence halls unless there is a need for things like medical attention, gas, groceries, pharmacy items or to take a short walk. Otherwise, on-campus students should follow the guidance from OSL to access meals and other personal items.
Our top priority remains protecting the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and campus community. As the rapidly escalating crisis unfolds, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the guidance from local, state and national public health officials and to update you as necessary.
I want to thank the leadership team for their ongoing expertise and poise and all of you for your patience and flexibility as we adapt to the daily changes that have resulted from this pandemic. Please continue to be positive and be well as we navigate these ever-changing disruptions.