Updated Sept. 17, 2020
United In Safety for Our Health
We’re one month into the semester, and the UIS community is pulling together to promote safety for our on-campus students and employees. Take the Pledge to be United In Safety.
COVID-19 Saliva Testing
All non-symptomatic students, faculty and staff who learn, live, work or train on the UIS campus—including UIC and UI System individuals—have participated in weekly COVID-19 saliva testing since mid-August. This revolutionary test created at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign has made it possible to identify positive cases before the virus has spread to allow us to continue campus activities.
Test results are available by logging in to the Health Services portal and clicking “Messages”: go.uis.edu/patientportal
Metric thresholds and mitigation strategies have been put into place in the event the percentage of positive cases rises. However, numbers have consistently remained well below these benchmarks. Updated daily and seven-day positivity rates are reported approximately every 48 hours on the testing website.
UIS will again allow credit/no credit grading for all courses during Fall 2020 semester. Students should watch their UIS email for information from the Registrar explaining the process to select credit/no credit grading, along with some important points they should consider before converting to credit/no credit.
Return to On-Site Work for Faculty and Staff (through Dec. 31, 2020)
UIS employees have received direction to continue working remotely through Dec. 31 if they can effectively perform their job duties to the satisfaction of their supervisors. Units operating under an existing approved Return to On-Site Work plan should continue to do so through Dec. 31. Any amendments or changes that need to be made to the plan should be routed through supervisory channels and submitted to the unit’s Division Head for approval. Should employees desire a work environment accommodation, they should work through their supervisory chain.
COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Non-Symptomatic Employees and Students
UIS Health Services
**Available by appointment only. Serving COVID testing needs only for symptomatic students.**
UIS Counseling Center
Campus Support Services
Staying connected and available to our students is a top priority. Many support services remain available, though formats and hours of availability may have changed.
Public Health Hotlines
Sangamon County Department of Public Health: 217-321-2606
Illinois Department of Public Health: 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV