The COVID-19 pandemic has caused cancellation of University of Illinois summer camps and events through July 10, the school announced Monday.
“As you know, the state of Illinois is under a stay-at-home directive to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the school said in a release. “We do not know when it will be safe to resume in-person activities, and camps require time for planning and logistics, so we cannot wait any longer to make this decision.”
The university defines camps as “organized daily or residential recreational, academic or athletic offerings on campus or sponsored by the university, at any location, for young people during summer vacation.” Those that are scheduled to begin before July 10 are canceled. It noted that Illinois Extension has canceled all summer camps through at least July 31.
The school said it will make a decision about camps scheduled to begin after July 10 “as soon as possible.”
Regarding events, Illinois has canceled all through the end of the semester, May 16. No summer events will be held until the statewide stay-at-home order expires. (It is currently mandated through April 30 but is subject to further extensions.)
Summer events are defined as “organized activities sponsored by the university and/or held in university facilities that involve gatherings of small to large groups of people. Examples would include conferences, tournaments, weddings and concerts.”