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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources
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Page updated on January 13, 2022

Your education, health and safety remain our top priority in the College of Communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information and resources below to help you be successful and healthy during this time.

If you have other questions specific to the College of Communication, please email and your question will be directed to the appropriate person.

University Updates to COVID-19 & Campus Operations

Find all updates from DePaul University regarding COVID-19 and campus operations at Updated regularly.

DePaul COVID-19 Website

Academic Advising

College of Communication academic advisors are advising students by appointment only and have options for in-person, phone and Zoom appointments. Visit BlueStar through Campus Connect to see your advisor's availability and schedule an appointment.

College of Communication Operations

The College of Communication is open and will offer courses online January 3–15, 2022 and will resume on campus classes starting January 18, 2022. You can always contact the college by emailing or calling (312) 362-8600.

Updates on Courses & Campus Operations

An email sent to the DePaul community on January 13, 2022 included updates about:

    • Vaccine boosters: DePaul will require all students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster as soon as they are eligible. Everyone in the community will be required to provide proof of a booster by Tuesday, March 1.
    • Mask wearing: Because the omicron variant is easily transmissible, DePaul is asking everyone to improve the quality of masks they wear on campus. Cloth masks alone no longer meet the university's mask requirement. DePaul highly recommends using medical grade masks such as KN95 or N95 masks. If you do not have an N95 or KN95 mask, you may double mask with a cloth mask layered over a surgical one.

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DePaul administrators are closely attuned to information emerging about the omicron variant, its potential impact and the potential surge in COVID-19 cases as we travel and gather to celebrate the holidays. The Community Health Team and university leaders are making decisions based on the best scientific information and data available.

Because we start right after the New Year, before other institutions around the country do, and in the spirit of caring for others and Take Care DePaul, the first two weeks of winter quarter courses, Monday, Jan. 3 to Saturday, Jan. 15, will be held online. In certain cases, exceptions may be made for classes that cannot be offered online. These will be handled on a case-by-case basis with approval from Academic Affairs.

In-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, following the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Open to all DePaul students, faculty, and staff, DePaul conducts saliva-based COVID-19 testing on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses on select days. See schedule for on-campus testing

In alignment with updated mask guidance issued yesterday by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), DePaul is again requiring everyone on campus—regardless of vaccination status—to wear a face mask indoors.

Masks may be removed if individuals are alone in an office with the door closed. Face masks will remain optional outdoors. Read more


Academic & Campus Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Health Resources

  • On-Campus COVID-19 Testing: Open to all DePaul students, faculty, and staff, DePaul conducts saliva-based COVID-19 testing on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses on select days. Appointments are required.
  • Health Resources: Resources for public health, mental health and what to do if you are feeling ill
  • Submit a Question: Send a question to DePaul’s COVID-19 Response Team

Technology Resources

  • Tech tools for students: Find information about the email addresses issued to students, Zoom conferencing services, Adobe Creative Cloud access and more.
  • Information Services Help Desk: The Help Desk provides technical assistance via phone, email and web for current DePaul students, faculty and staff. Contact the Help Desk to request support for computers, network access, telephones, email accounts, and university instructional and administrative software.