Illinois State University continues to take proactive measures to support the campus and larger community by implementing the social distancing guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health professionals in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All Illinois State offices and buildings remain open. However, beginning Tuesday, March 17, the University will encourage those staff who are eligible to work from home to do so while maintaining limited staff in campus offices and buildings. Staff should report to work as required on Monday and more information will be forthcoming from Human Resources to department leadership regarding this effort.

“While I am not mandating staff to work from home, I do want to increase the number of employees who are working remotely to the greatest extent possible,” said Illinois State President Larry Dietz. “This will support social distancing efforts, in a way that still supports the necessary operations of the University.”

Campus units were asked to develop work-from-home plans. Moving forward, decisions about who can telecommute must be made in consultation with department leadership. Not everyone’s job duties will allow a work-from-home option and this will be addressed at the department level and in consultation with Human Resources.

Please visit for up-to-date information about Illinois State’s response to COVID-19. The site contains a Frequently Asked Questions section. Questions can also be sent to