Massmail: Verified COVID-19 vaccination records now active to replace testing

Starting Monday, June 21, if the Safer Illinois app shows your vaccination record as verified, you will no longer be required to submit a saliva sample regularly for compliance and building access. Please read the messages below for more information and directions for submitting your vaccination information through the McKinley Health Center for verification. View… Continue Reading

Updated university travel guidance

The university is issuing new travel guidelines based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Illinois. Please see the message below for the updated travel guidance and requirements from Illinois Human Resources. This information is also available on the travel page of the university’s COVID-19 website. View message… Continue Reading

Massmail: COVID-19 case increase

It is a critically important time period for the safety of our entire community, with a need for everyone to be more diligent than ever. Faculty, staff and graduate students are asked to take precautions beginning immediately as part of the Shield Surge plan. View more details for faculty & staff. View more details for graduate students.

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

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

Video now available for COVID-19 Briefing Series: Human Resources

If you were unable to watch the live stream of the COVID-19 Briefing Series: Human Resources on July 23, a recording of the Briefing is now available on YouTube: The briefing covers a number of topics of interest to university employees, including remote work, quarantine, what happens if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, non-compliance,… Continue Reading