Chancellor Randy Pembrook announced in an email this afternoon that university employees asked to remain home will continue to receive their base pay and benefits.
This is in response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order, which runs March 21 to April 7. Employees that provide services considered critical will remain on-ground, though working remotely is strongly encouraged for those who can.
Employees working from home will be considered “on-call” and receive their regular pay. The email stated that corrections to account for any necessary changes will take place once normal operations resume.
The university will be reducing the hours of on-ground services or closing and providing a virtual alternative where they can. The Lovejoy Library is one of the facilities that will be doing so.
Students who need access to computers or the internet will be able to use the Student Success Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students living in University Housing will continue to have access to food through Union Station.
The Alestle will continue to update as more COVID-19 news arises.