Weekly Update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/12 – 10/16)

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. There will also be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3). We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/5 – 10/9)

We are making updates to on-campus testing locations and hours effective Monday, Oct. 12. Check this list before your next test to ensure you know whether your location has moved. We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/28 – 10/2)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee and benefit eligible faculty, staff and retirees.  View dates and locations. We are preparing our testing sites for colder weather. The… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/21 – 9/25)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot. Flu shots are available to students, state employees and retirees through McKinley Health Center. View dates and locations. We are hosting a new series of events for students in accordance with Restore Illinois Phase 4 safety guidelines. Students can visit go.illinois.edu/activities for information and… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/14 – 9/18)

We are providing guidance on a careful transition to more in-person activities for students. To maximize the health and well-being of our community, this guidance includes smaller gatherings and increased safety measures. We are announcing a series of new in-person events for students. Students can visit go.illinois.edu/activities for information and safety details about these new… Continue Reading

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

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (8/31 – 9/4)

We are increasing enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. For the next two weeks, the university expects all undergraduate students to significantly restrict in-person activities. We are providing more detailed information about the university’s on-campus testing program, including Labor Day hours. On-campus testing is required for all students, faculty and staff participating in on-campus activities during the… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (8/24 – 8/28)

We are providing more detailed information about the university’s on-campus testing program, including Labor Day hours. On-campus testing is required for all students, faculty and staff participating in on-campus activities in the Fall 2020 semester. View the testing locations and hours. Please note that the following testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (8/17 – 8/21)

We are now performing our rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test under the umbrella of an approved FDA Emergency Use Authorization. The testing protocol developed by Illinois researchers directly detects the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in saliva samples. View the full list of testing location and hours across campus. We are providing detailed information on building access… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (8/10 – 8/14)

We are providing more detailed information about the university’s testing program and testing requirements. On-campus testing will be required for all current students, faculty and staff who are on or near campus during the Fall 2020 semester. View current testing locations and hours. We are asking all students to update their address information and complete… Continue Reading