Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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What you need to know

This page provides information about Rush University’s response to COVID-19 and how we are protecting students, faculty and staff.

For Rush University System for Health patient and visitor information, click here.

Latest news

Policy Update - August 2022
Testing Update - June 2022

Rush University has updated the process following a positive COVID-19 test to no longer require a negative COVID-19 test to return to campus. See the latest protocol here

Campus Update - May 2022

With COVID-19 test positivity and deaths currently increasing in the City of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center has reinstated the mandatory universal masking requirement throughout all areas of the Medical Center.

  • Hospital-approved masks must now be worn in all locations on campus, including in non-clinical areas, workrooms, break spaces and conference rooms. This includes all areas in Armour Academic Center.
  • Universal masking, social distancing and hand hygiene are always required while on campus, including in non-clinical areas, workrooms, break spaces and conference rooms.
  • All meetings, rounds and training should be virtual whenever possible. All attendees must wear hospital-approved masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.   

Our response

Throughout a difficult and unprecedented time, Rush University has 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