Face Coverings

Face coverings are not required in most locations on campus. Any individual who makes the personal decision to wear a face covering will be fully supported; however, no additional requirements for face coverings should be implemented at the unit, facility or event level.

Face coverings continue to be required in healthcare settings such as UIS Health Services, UIS Counseling Center and SHIELD testing site.

Exposure, Isolation Directives

UIS will follow CDC guidance for exposure and isolation following a positive COVID-19 test. Taking a COVID-19 test to return to school or work following the recommended isolation period is not required. Please refer to this CDC isolation information for specific directives based on your situation:  

Quarantine is no longer required following an exposure, but please watch for symptoms, take a COVID-19 test if symptoms arise and wear a mask for 5-10 days following the exposure. 


Testing is no longer required for students, faculty, staff, contract employees and long-term guests, regardless of vaccination status. Free SHIELD testing will continue to be offered for active-status students, faculty and staff only. UIS is no longer offering testing to the public.

Visit the testing page for info about location and hours.