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.

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: 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‚Äôs 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

Video now available for COVID-19 Briefing Series: Human Resources

If you were unable to watch the live stream of the COVID-19 Briefing Series: Human Resources on July 23, a recording of the Briefing is now available on YouTube: The briefing covers a number of topics of interest to university employees, including remote work, quarantine, what happens if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, non-compliance,… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Briefing Series: University Life

The University of Illinois will host an COVID-19 Briefing about University Life on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The briefing is the latest in the university’s COVID-19 Briefing Series. Chancellor Robert Jones will be joined by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita Brown Young and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sean… Continue Reading