Gov. JB Pritzker: Vaccines will be required for all Illinois school personnel starting Sept. 5

Saying that he wanted to head off a “pandemic of the unvaccinated," Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Thursday mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all public education employees who work with students pre-kindergarten through college. 

The vaccine mandate is scheduled to begin Sept. 5. 

While the vaccine mandate does not cover students in grades K through 12, it does apply to college students.

UIS, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public

The University of Illinois Springfield, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public. 

The free tests are being funded through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois using federal relief money.

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SHIELD testing now open to the community

From the UIS COVID-19 Rapid Response Team

We are excited to announce that, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, the UIS COVID-19 saliva testing site is now offering free tests to the public. A separate “community lane” has been established in the lower-level PAC testing area for community visitors. The free tests are being funded through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois using federal relief money.

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