Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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What you need to know

This page provides 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 response

As of July 2021, Rush University has made the decision to fully reopen our campus for the Fall term. After more than a year of remote learning, we are excited for our community to be able to gather together again. Throughout a difficult and unprecedented time, Rush University maintained our educational and clinical standards to continue our pursuit of innovation, discovery and equitable health education. Our first priority is our commitment to keep you as safe as possible while providing the needed educational experiences to assure competence in your required areas of study. 

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