Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccines

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment has arrived in our community. The Illinois Department of Public Health is coordinating with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to distribute the vaccines. CUPHD has told us that the university will likely receive its first allotment within the coming week. For more information, visit the CUPHD vaccination website here.   Please continue to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (12/14 – 12/18)

We are celebrating one million on-campus COVID-19 tests. This week, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign processed the one-millionth test of our unique saliva-based COVID-19 test since launching the program in July.  We are updating testing locations and hours. On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available throughout Winter Break. Please check the Testing Locations page or your… Continue Reading

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.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (12/7 – 12/11)

We are asking students to submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test results. Undergraduate and graduate students who test positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus location over Winter Break should submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test result through the MyMcKinley Portal. We are working with the NIH on an important COVID-19 research study, and you can… Continue Reading

Massmail: New COVID-19 test tubes to speed results

Beginning this week, individuals will be asked to use a straw to provide a saliva sample into a smaller test tube instead. The shift in process will provide benefits to our on-campus testing process, including: A more efficient, automated process Faster lab processing of test results Fewer invalid/inconclusive results Reduced plastic waste View the full… Continue Reading

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: Supporting You and Our Students During Stressful Times

Student Affairs shares support resources during this challenging time. If you become concerned about a student, the Student Assistance Center (SAC) can help. Staff in the SAC is available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the Emergency Dean Program provides a University administrator who is on-call to assist in emergency situations that occur after business… Continue Reading

Massmail: Spaces to study or take an exam

If you must be on campus after Fall Break, the university is providing spaces for students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. The locations below will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Please see this website for full details about what days and times they will be… Continue Reading

Massmail: Thanksgiving and Fall Break Policies

Everyone needs to do their part to protect themselves and our community. The university is asking students to take precautions starting right now to minimize COVID-19 spread over the Thanksgiving holiday. Before Fall Break Do not have or attend parties. Parties spread COVID-19. The result is increased transmission, innocent people getting sick or hospitalized and the… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Testing Locations & Hours for Fall and Winter Break

On-campus testing will continue to be available throughout the rest of the Fall semester and Winter Break. As always, be sure to check the testing location page or your Safer Illinois app before testing at your usual location. Please stay up-to-date on your testing schedule if you are continuing to reside in the community. All… Continue Reading