Massmail: Increased undergraduate enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Shield testing program has provided real-time data about on-campus testing results and any emerging trends, and its experts recently noticed a concerning upward trend of positive COVID-19 cases among undergraduate students. To break the cycle, for the next two weeks the university is intensifying discipline efforts and swiftly removing individuals… Continue Reading

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.

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: SHIELD – Target, Test, Tell

For the next presentation in the COVID-19 Briefing Series, Chancellor Robert Jones will be joined by two members of the SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell committee. This committee is charged with developing strategies on how the university plans to conduct COVID-19 testing and exposure notifications to maximize the safety of our university community. The briefing will… Continue Reading

Watch for Contact Tracing Scam

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District wants community members to be aware of a new text messaging scam pretending to be part of contact tracing. CUPHD uses contact tracing as a process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitor their symptoms… Continue Reading