Olivet Responds

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*Out of 2,345 traditional undergraduate students at the Bourbonnais campus.

The University is on summer break and no testing is currently happening on campus.

During the spring semester, all residential students, as well as commuter students who participated in high exposure groups, participated in free, non-invasive COVID-19 saliva testing. The saliva testing was conducted by the ONU Biology Department, and adhered to strict confidentiality measures. 

The following COVID-19 Notification complies with the U.S. Department of Education Clery Act, which guides what health and safety information universities share with their campus. The intent of this page is to share information about ONU’s COVID-19 resources and protocols for the fall semester. 

Total cases in the state of Illinois may be found through the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Community Standards

As the University continues to closely monitor the local, national and worldwide incidence of COVID-19 and the illness it causes, students, faculty, and staff are asked to review and adhere to all University policies, guidance and planning protocols.
Olivet’s priorities in establishing these procedures are to:
•    Maintain the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff;
•    Sustain, to the extent possible, student services, academic programs and operational continuity; and,
•    Encourage an environment of fairness, open communications and flexibility to help ensure the well-being of the entire ONU community.

As a reminder, all persons on campus are expected to comply with certain standards, based on current CDC and local health department guidelines.

Case Reporting

As a reminder, the University does not communicate broadly about individual positive cases, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as other privacy considerations. Individuals who meet the CDC definition of a close contact of a person who tests positive for COVID-19 or has other potential exposure risk will be notified through the local health department's contact tracing procedures. The University will determine the release of non-identifying communications about positive results based on approved guidelines.

Health and Wellness

If an employee tests positive, they must immediately notify the University by contacting HR at HR@olivet.edu or calling 815-939-5240 and seek medical advice from their healthcare provider. Employees who are asked to quarantine or isolate will be provided guidance based on CDC symptom-based return to work practices. For additional information, please contact ONU with any questions at 800-648-1463.