Health & Safety

Join us in person as we celebrate the power of art, literature, philosophy, music, linguistics, and languages. Everyone’s safety and comfort is our top priority, and we wanted to share our latest policies and protocols with our community.

Everyone attending Humanities Day is expected to follow the current University of Chicago COVID-19 health requirements.


The following measures have been adopted in consultation with experts at UChicago Medicine (UCM), and with consideration of public health guidance at the city, state and national levels. Please remember that we are still in a dynamic COVID-19 environment. These required protocols may change as the public health situation evolves.


Individuals with symptoms of respiratory illness should get tested and wear a mask around others until the symptoms are gone. In other circumstances, the decision to mask is your own; we ask everyone to be courteous of others and respect their choices. Note that the University of Chicago Medicine maintains its own masking policies.


Everyone is expected to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, touching surfaces often touched by others, and after nose blowing, coughing, sneezing, or eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of the hands and rub them together until they feel dry.


  • Use soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Thank you for your support and cooperation for Humanities Day 2023 in-person sessions on the UChicago campus.