Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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What you need to know

Before coming to campus, review the Rush University Re-Entry Plan and refer to Frequently Asked Questions.

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This page provides regularly updated information about Rush University’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is protecting University students, faculty and staff.

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Our reponse

Beginning March 19, 2020, Rush University restricted access to Armour Academic Center. Unauthorized individuals cannot enter Armour Academic Center for any reason. Students participating in approved labs and clinical rotations will be given proper authorization to enter the building. Faculty and staff should check with their supervisor before accessing the facility. For more information visit the Campus Services page.

In response to COVID-19, Rush University initially transitioned all activities to remote platforms– but the learning never stopped. Some clinical rotations and labs have been approved to be on-campus during the Summer 2020 term. Colleges and programs will be in contact with students regarding the format of their classes for the Fall term. Students can expect to complete some or all of their classes remotely, depending on their program. 

This decision is consistent with our commitment to keep you as safe as possible while providing the needed educational experiences to assure competence in your required areas of study. Our online curriculum is designed to mirror face-to-face class curriculum to ensure continuation of course delivery and uncompromised quality of education. In as much as it is possible, virtual case studies and other online and remote tools may be integrated into clinical rotations. 

Please contact your clinical coordinator, clerkship director, program director, or course director with questions.

More information

As always, our foremost concern is the safety of our Medical Center community and the larger community we serve. We will continue to keep you up to date as this continues to evolve. For more information, please see the following:

Rush Resources

Academic Organizations

Contact information

  • Rush Call Center
    Ext. 2-5555 or (888) 352-7874
    Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Infection Prevention and Control
    Ext. 2-3060 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Pager 85-7424 during off hours and weekends
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
    (312) 746-4835
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Hotline
    (800) 889-3931
    dph.sick@Illinois.gov