University cancels summer events

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Kevin Gao

Illinois students study and lounge on the tables outside of the Illini Union on Friday.

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

In a Massmail sent out by the University Monday morning, Chancellor Robert Jones announced that all summer events will be canceled until further notice. Additionally, all summer camps through the University will be canceled until at least July 10. 

In his message, Jones said that the University has waited “as long as possible to make this decision,” as it will impact families and businesses which support the University community every year.

All events before the end of the semester, May 16, have been canceled as well.

These measures by the University are meant to maintain safety throughout the community and for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The University made the decision in accordance with Illinois’ stay-at-home directive, following guidance on limiting gatherings and maintaining social distancing.

It is unknown at this time when in-person campus activities will resume. Jones said more information will be provided once the stay-at-home order is lifted. 

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