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

On-campus testing will continue to be available throughout Fall Break, 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… 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: 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.

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