University family members and households are invited to participate in COVID-19 testing through SHIELD CU beginning this Thursday, April 8. The previous program launch was delayed due to an unexpected minor technical issue with the Safer Community app. The issue has been fixed for both Apple and Android users. Several successful tests have now been performed,… Continue Reading
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are a select number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for individuals 16 years of age or older who live or work in Champaign County. This means that all University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff and students are now eligible to make an appointment. View the… Continue Reading
To ensure the best experience for university family and household members, the SHIELD CU program is delayed to launch until a later date. View the full message to students, faculty and staff.
Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of April 12 and observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, contemplation and reflection. Individuals fasting during Ramadan who may be concerned about producing a saliva sample for COVID-19 testing can request a nasal swab test to satisfy testing requirements. This option will be available… Continue Reading
We are sharing guidance about on-campus events and summer camps. The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance for in-person events and camps. Learn more on the Events page. We are offering alternative COVID-19 testing for individuals observing Ramadan. If you will be fasting during Ramadan and concerned… Continue Reading
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are a select number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available tomorrow and next Wednesday and Thursday, and student employees of the university are eligible. Individuals in 1A and 1B categories, including students age 18 and older with certain health conditions as defined by the Illinois Department… Continue Reading
As we navigate the remaining challenges of COVID-19, we are confident that our SHIELD safety protocols, the State of Illinois’ mitigation efforts and the increased availability of the vaccine will allow us to operate the Fall 2021 semester in ways that will continue to provide the experience that undergraduate students, in-residence graduate students, faculty, staff… Continue Reading
Currently the university is not requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. We encourage members of the university community to be vaccinated if and when they are able to do so. We also acknowledge that some individuals have health conditions or other reasons why they cannot be vaccinated. View the Vaccine page. View the message… Continue Reading
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance to allow camps under certain conditions. We have used this information to provide guidelines for university-sponsored camps this summer. View the events page. View the message to faculty and staff.
As we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our entire community remains our number one priority. The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recently released updated Phase 4 guidance to expand capacity limits for some in-person events. View the events page. View the message to faculty… Continue Reading