Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 15, 2021

New web location for health and safety resources

All health and safety resources at UIS are now available at uis.edu/unitedinsafety. A link is also available on the uis.edu homepage.

This web resource includes:

  • A link to the saliva testing process, testing site hours and positivity rate
  • Campus guest guidelines
  • On-campus health and safety resources
  • Academic resources
  • A communication hub with links to updates, recordings of townhalls with the Chancellor, employee need-to-knows, and more

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—are currently participating in required COVID-19 saliva testing twice a week. 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 24 hours on the testing website.

Resources

COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Non-Symptomatic Employees and Students

Questions: contact Bethany Bilyeu
uis.edu/covid-19/testing/

 UIS Health Services

**Available by appointment only. Serving COVID testing needs only for symptomatic students.**

217-206-6676
General questions: uishealthservice@uis.edu
Questions for the nurse: healthservnurses@uis.edu

uis.edu/healthservices

UIS Counseling Center

217-206-7122
uis.edu/counselingcenter
counseling@uis.edu

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.
uis.edu/covid-19/uis-is-here-for-you/

Public Health Hotlines

Sangamon County Department of Public Health: 217-321-2606
Illinois Department of