COVID-19 milestone: Reaching one million tests this week

This week, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign processed the one-millionth iteration of our unique saliva-based COVID-19 test since launching the program in July.  You can read some more detailed reflections on that milestone and the path that led us to it here. View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

New quarantine guidelines

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is changing quarantine policies for faculty, staff and students based on new guidance from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD): Quarantine timeframe will now be seven days, with an exit test on day seven. Students, faculty and staff who Champaign-Urbana Public Health District determine to have been exposed to someone… Continue Reading

Massmail: Increase in COVID-19 cases – take extra precautions

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced today that beginning on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 a.m., Region 6 will go into mitigation. Please note these measures will not require us to make any changes to in-person instruction, and we will continue courses as planned. See more information about mitigation restrictions here. Read the full massmail.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/19 – 10/23)

We are providing important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance. Stay up-to-date on the new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, including guidance for before and after Fall Break and changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. We have conducted more than half a million COVID-19 tests on campus. Thanks to… Continue Reading

Massmail: Important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance

Faculty, students and staff were sent important updates on new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, with special instructions for those students who are required to participate in the on-campus COVID-19 testing program. There is also guidance on changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. View the student message. View… Continue Reading

Massmail: Get your flu shot

McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee. The seasonal flu shot is also available to benefit eligible faculty, staff and retirees. There are several locations across campus between now and the end of October. The massmail is available online.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/7 – 9/11)

We are providing more detailed information about the university’s on-campus testing program. We announced some important changes to our on-campus COVID-19 testing program earlier this week. We are increasing enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. The university expects all undergraduate students to significantly restrict in-person activities until Wednesday, Sept. 16. We are sharing information to help our university… Continue Reading