New on-campus COVID-19 testing data dashboard available

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has released a new data dashboard that displays daily information about the university’s on-campus COVID-19 testing program. The dashboard displays the number of tests performed on a given day as well as the positivity rate. View the On-Campus Testing Data dashboard.

Massmail: COVID-19 testing program results and expectations

Chancellor Robert Jones sent a new massmail answering this question: “What makes you think you can open the semester with in-person classes?” As the massmail explains, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can open with in-person classes because: “we have our innovative new saliva-based test and the infrastructure to deploy that testing with the frequency and… Continue Reading

Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announced in a news release: “The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test on all students, faculty members and staff. The university validated its laboratory-developed test under CLIA by successfully comparing its performance to an FDA Emergency Use Authorized test.” This approval will allow… Continue Reading

Massmail: Safer Illinois app available

The Safer Illinois app is now available for iPhone and Android users. A massmail from Chancellor Robert Jones provides more information about the app that was developed at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign specifically for the university community. More information is available in the massmail and on the Safer Illinois App page.

Massmail: Testing sites closed Thursday and Friday

All on-campus COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 14 to add some essential new equipment and complete the training of new staff that have joined our team. Due to the closures, the faculty and staff testing requirement will be waived this week. However, if you were planning on… Continue Reading

Massmail: Required on-campus COVID-19 testing information

Chancellor Robert Jones sent a new massmail with information about the university’s on-campus COVID-19 testing program. On-campus testing will be required for all students, faculty and staff participating in on-campus activities in the Fall 2020 semester. The massmail is available online. More detailed information about the university’s on-campus testing program and testing requirements for students,… Continue Reading

Video available for COVID-19 Briefing Series: Data Modeling

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professors Sergei Maslov and Nigel Goldenfeld have been creating data models about COVID-19 since early in the pandemic, and their data has been instrumental in some of the state’s responses to COVID-19. In this edition of the COVID-19 Briefing Series, professors Maslov and Goldenfeld explain in greater detail their COVID-19 data… Continue Reading

Massmails: Important Fall 2020 Update, Requirements and Expectations

Chancellor Robert Jones sent new massmail messages to faculty, staff and students with information for the Fall 2020 semester. Some of the topics covered in the messages include: On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Contact Tracing Quarantine & Isolation Fall 2020 Residence Instruction after November 20 Classroom Management Guide for Instructors Guidance for University Employees The faculty/staff massmail… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Briefing Series: Data Modeling

The University of Illinois will host a COVID-19 Briefing about COVID-19 data modeling. The Briefing will stream live on Thursday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m. CDT. The briefing is the latest in the university’s COVID-19 Briefing Series. This briefing will discuss in detail the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers’ data model that is being… Continue Reading