Weekly Update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (1/11-1/15)

We are requiring students to receive two negative on-campus test results between Jan. 15-24. In order to participate in on-campus activities, it is required that all undergraduate and graduate students receive two negative on-campus test results, no sooner than three days apart between Jan. 15-24. For more information, please visit the Spring 2021 Return to Campus page…. Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (1/4 – 1/8)

We are requiring students to receive two negative on-campus test results between Jan. 15-24. In order to participate in on-campus activities, it is required that all students receive two negative on-campus test results, no sooner than three days apart between Jan. 15-24. For more information, please visit the Spring 2021 Return to Campus page. We are updating… 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

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

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/30 – 12/4)

We are announcing a new Staff Voluntary Retirement Program for eligible employees. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive opportunity and support our employees who may want to retire.   We are implementing new test tubes to speed on-campus COVID-19 test processing. Beginning this week, individuals will use a straw to deposit… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/16 – 11/20)

We are updating COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are providing study spaces and exam locations after Fall Break. The locations will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18 for those who must be on campus after Fall Break.  We are encouraging you… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/9 – 11/13)

We are asking faculty, staff and graduate students to test twice a week. Faculty, staff and graduate students are asked to take additional safety precautions, including increased testing, working from home if possible, participating in essential activities only and limiting travel and gatherings. We are sharing Fall Break policies with students. If you are a… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/2 – 11/6)

We are asking our university community to take extra safety precautions. On Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 a.m., Region 6 went into mitigation. Students, faculty and staff should continue practices that maximize safety. We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/26 – 10/30)

We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours for Election Day. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3), which is a university holiday. We are promoting COVID-19 safety for on-campus voters. Individuals voting on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For more… Continue Reading

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