COVID-19 News and Important Resources

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There are now over 35,000 confirmed cases of Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States. To avoid contracting or spreading the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you keep at least six feet of distance from others, stay indoors as much as possible, and frequently disinfect commonly used or shared surfaces such as keyboards, computer mice, toilets, sinks, door handles, light switches, controllers, remotes, chair backs, and staircase railings. As of March 20th Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker, has issued a shelter-in-place order effective until at least April 7th. 

In the wake of the Corona Virus outbreak, local CU organizers have pushed for a swift and progressive response to ensure that those most vulnerable to the disease and its impacts are looked after. The best guide to local resources is this document put together by Champaign-Urbana Mutual Aid, a recently formed online group of volunteers and organizers addressing the crisis. In addition, the State of Illinois has recently launched a new website for COVID-19 updates and resources.

Employers right now have a responsibility to provide sick pay, hazard pay, remote work options, or gloves, masks and other materials needed to work safely. If you have an employer that refuses to provide these things, please let us know.

Below is a list of some important news and resources you may have missed:

We will update this post as we learn more. Please contact us to let us know of any important news or resources you think belong here!


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