2022 COVID-19 Information - Updated 2.28.22

At Chicago Booth Executive Education, health and safety is our highest priority. Here, you'll find questions regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our programs.

Please contact us at +1 312.464.8732, or exec.ed@ChicagoBooth.edu if you need assistance.

What are the COVID-19 requirements for attending in-person programs at the Chicago campus?

For programs held at Gleacher Center and other University buildings in Chicago, we request adherence to CDC and the City of Chicago travel restrictions and guidelines. It is each participant's responsibility to understand and adhere to travel requirements from their location.

1. Mask guidelines

On February 28, The City of Chicago announced it lifted its mask mandate for most indoor spaces, in alignment with the State of Illinois. The city's mask requirement remains in place for public transit, health care settings, and public schools. Effective March 19, the University of Chicago will go mask-optional. Please remember that regardless of mask mandates, many members of our community will still use masks as a precaution. We ask for everyone to be respectful of others' privacy and choices.

2. All in-person participants must meet one of the following three criteria:
  1. Proof of fully vaccinated status, defined as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after one dose of a single-dose vaccine.

    • Vaccine must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). This currently includes Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, SII/Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, and Sinovac/CoronaVac vaccines.
    • We will require proof of vaccination in the form of a vaccination card -- physical or electronic copy -- upon arrival on campus. Only visual proof is required; we do not store vaccination data/information.
  2. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, such as a PCR test, antigen test, rapid test, or lab test, taken within 72 hours of the start of day 1 of the program you are attending. If the program is held in a modular format (non-consecutive weeks), a negative COVID-19 test is required prior to the start of each module.

  3. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

What are the COVID-19 requirements for attending in-person programs at the London campus?

  1. Masks Guidelines
    Effective March 4, The UK updated protocols that mask-wearing on campus and in the classroom is now optional.

  2. All in-person participants must meet one of the following criteria:
    Testing campus access will be optional for all vaccinated staff, faculty, and students, and for all visitors. Students will be highly encouraged to continue testing every 72 hours during session weeks but will not have to provide proof of negative test on-campus arrival if they are vaccinated. If students, staff and/or faculty are not able to source testing kits otherwise, we will continue to provide them for those who want to test before coming to campus. If anyone develops symptoms, they should take a test and self-isolate if their results are positive.
 

What are the COVID-19 requirements for attending in-person programs at the Hong Kong campus?

We are monitoring safety and travel guidelines for Hong Kong and we request adherence to COVID-19 travel restrictions and guidelines. It is each participant's responsibility to understand and adhere to travel requirements from their location. In-person programming will also adhere to Chicago Booth’s COVID-19 health & safety guidelines.

 

Are other University of Chicago community members required to be vaccinated?

Participants who are UChicago employees or students must be compliant with the University’s vaccination requirements. Faculty and staff are also required to comply.

 

What is your cancellation policy as a result of COVID-19?

The following options are available if your program has been cancelled due to COVID-19:

Option A: Transfer your enrollment to the next running of the same program. There is no need to reapply but you must notify us if you choose this option.

Option B: Receive a credit, in the amount of the program fee already paid, that may be used toward a different Chicago Booth Executive Education program, including an upcoming online or live online program.

Option C: Request a full refund of program fees already paid. Please note it may take up to 6 to 8 weeks to receive a refund.

All requests must be submitted in writing to Chicago Booth Executive Education by email (exec.ed@chicagobooth.edu).

Please note that we are unable to reimburse you for any travel expenses you may have incurred. Thank you.

 

I can't attend a program on campus. Do you offer remote or virtual programs?

We offer a suite of online, distance learning programs for executives. Please visit our Executive Education website to see a complete list of offerings.