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904 W. Green Street Urbana, IL 61801

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Hendrick House has built a reputation on providing for the safety and security of students and clients for decades. Management and support staff have worked through many different challenges in the past and understand the importance of diligence, communication, and care in these types of situations. The COVID-19 virus will be no different as we plan to mitigate its effects on those to whom we provide services as well as to our staff who play an important role in navigating our way through the current potential threat. The safety and well-being of our residents and staff are our highest priority.

Hendrick House continues to monitor this situation closely, keeping those who are affected in any way close to our hearts. As most are aware, this is a very fluid situation which requires an ability to make prudent adjustments based on accurate and timely information as it becomes available. Hendrick House continues to communicate with the University of Illinois, local city government, as well as staying abreast of both regional, national, and world news/resources.  In addition, routine meetings and education will be an ongoing part of our daily business for the foreseeable future.

Current efforts include periodic email updates and creating communication vehicles such as this website to stay in touch and provide information to those in the Hendrick House community. At the Hendrick House dorm, efforts include informing students of appropriate habits including frequent hand washing with soap, eating healthy, getting plenty of rest, minimizing stress as well as the appropriate channels available for other issues that might arise. More specifically, we have and are taking the following preventative measures the to follow CDC recommendations for social distancing as well as doing what we can to protect our residents and staff to reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of all:

  • Hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations are available in all common areas of the buildings.
  • Providing masks at the front desk by request and while supplies last.
  • Regular cleaning of our building by our Housekeeping and Maintenance services, making sure to pay special attention to commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, etc.
  • Potential Room Changes (More Information to Come Soon).
  • Dining Changes:
    • No more than 5 students will be allowed in the servery at a time.
    • All food, including beverages, will be served to you in individually packaged containers to lessen cross contamination.
    • Menus are now provided online and orders are accepted between noon and midnight for the following day. Instructions on how to log onto the menus are provided in the dining room.
    • No one will be allowed to eat in our dining hall or lounge spaces. Meals must be taken to your room to be eaten.
    • All reciprocal agreements for dining between Hendrick House, Newman Hall & Armory House have been shut down to limit the spread of germs and viruses.
  • Front Desk Hours will vary after business hours on Monday -Friday and over the weekend. We will always have someone on call throughout the night in case of emergencies.
  • No outside guests will be allowed in the building.

Maintaining clean living and dining conditions is a paramount goal.  Of course, within this process, we will continue to foster a culture of respect, tolerance, and caring among all.  Please continue to visit this website for up-to-date information.

Governor Pritzker has extended the stay-at-home order through May for the state of Illinois. As things are rapidly changing both nationally and locally to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other germs, the plans for our move-out procedure have also changed.

We have further instructions for move-out including how to retrieve, ship, or store your personal belongings for any students who did not return.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this ever-evolving situation.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

More information about the University’s procedures and information can be found here.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department Shelter-In-Place Information

Additional University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign links:
Frequently Asked Questions
U of I Self-Quarantine Protocol
Information for students living in university housing
Information for international students studying at the University of Illinois
Information for students studying abroad

Additional links regarding COVID-19 information:
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Current Global Situation Map
Illinois Map