Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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If you believe you’ve been exposed to novel coronavirus, or, are feeling sick or need more health information, click here.

If you test positive for novel coronavirus, follow instructions from Infection Control and contact your program director immediately.

What you need to know

Beginning March 19, 2020, unauthorized individuals cannot enter Armour Academic Center for any reason. For more information visit the Campus Services page.

In response to COVID-19, Rush University has transitioned all activities to remote platforms– but the learning never stops. This includes in-person classes, labs, and the suspension of all clinical activities regardless of college, location, or specialty.

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 will be substituted for clinical rotations. In some instances, your rotation may be completed at a later time.

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

Given the clinical services expansion to the academic building, to align with Rush’s social-distancing measures, and to protect our community, all Rush University students, faculty and staff must now learn, teach, and work remotely.

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.

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

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