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110 ILCS 670/15-245

    (110 ILCS 670/15-245)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-697)
    Sec. 15-245. COVID-19 sick leave. For purposes of this Section, "employee" means a person employed by the University on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
    Any sick leave used by an employee of the University during the 2021-2022 academic year shall be returned to an employee of the University who receives all doses required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined in Section 15-260 of this Act, if:
        (1) the sick leave was taken because the employee was
    
restricted from being on University property because the employee:
            (A) had a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis
        
via a molecular amplification diagnostic test, such as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19;
            (B) had a probable COVID-19 diagnosis via an
        
antigen diagnostic test;
            (C) was in close contact with a person who had a
        
confirmed case of COVID-19 and was required to be excluded from the University; or
            (D) was required by the University to be excluded
        
from University property due to COVID-19 symptoms; or
        (2) the sick leave was taken to care for a child of
    
the employee who was unable to attend elementary or secondary school because the child:
            (A) had a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis
        
via a molecular amplification diagnostic test, such as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19;
            (B) had a probable COVID-19 diagnosis via an
        
antigen diagnostic test;
            (C) was in close contact with a person who had a
        
confirmed case of COVID-19 and was required to be excluded from school; or
            (D) was required by the school or school district
        
policy to be excluded from school district property due to COVID-19 symptoms.
    Leave shall be returned to an employee pursuant to this Section provided that the employee has received all required doses to meet the definition of "fully vaccinated against COVID-19" under Section 15-260 of this Act no later than 5 weeks after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
    The University may not rescind any sick leave returned to an employee of the University on the basis of a revision to the definition of "fully vaccinated against COVID-19" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Public Health, provided that the employee received all doses required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined in Section 15-260 of this Act, at the time the sick leave was returned to the employee.
(Source: P.A. 102-697, eff. 4-5-22.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-1045)
    Sec. 15-245. Benefits navigator.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated by the University for the purpose of helping students at the University determine eligibility for benefit programs and identify campuswide and community resource support.
    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on the basis of need.
    (b) The University shall:
        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
    
understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit programs and campuswide and community resource support;
        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
    
public institutions of higher education, facilitated by the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of facilitating communication between benefits navigators at different institutions and developing best practices for benefits navigators.
    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section shall:
        (1) assist students at the University in determining
    
eligibility for benefit programs and identifying campuswide and community resource support;
        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
    
subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits navigators at other public institutions of higher education for the purpose of collecting data and developing best practices for helping students apply for and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
    
resources, including resources for non-English speakers, to support students at the University.
    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an internal process to enable students at the University to provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
(Source: P.A. 102-1045, eff. 1-1-23.)