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

Massmail: COV-Course – a free, non-credit course open to the public

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of the pandemic. This non-credit course is free and open to the public. Classes will be live streamed online from 8:00–9:00 p.m. every Sunday evening during the fall semester, starting Sept. 6. Each session… 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.

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: COVID-19 testing results and procedures

Chancellor Robert Jones sent a new massmail with information about COVID-19 testing results and procedures, specifically examining what students and employees should do when they receive a positive test result for COVID-19. The massmail is available online. The latest information about what students and employees need to do when they test positive can be found… 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

COVID-19 Briefing Series: Return to campus for students & parents

The University of Illinois will host a COVID-19 Briefing about what students and parents need to know about the Fall 2020 semester. The Briefing will stream live on Wednesday, August 5 at 11:30 a.m. CDT. The briefing is the latest in the university’s COVID-19 Briefing Series. The panelists for this discussion about return to campus… Continue Reading

Massmail: Sign the Illinois Community Pledge

Chancellor Robert Jones sent a massmail encouraging all members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community to sign the Illinois Community Pledge. The massmail is available online.