Western Illinois University Taking Covid Precautions For Fall
MACOMB/Moline, IL – While testing is no longer required for unvaccinated individuals, Western Illinois University health and risk management officials encourage continued frequent testing (at least once per week) for all individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated).
WIU-Macomb students, faculty, and staff can attend free weekly COVID-19 antigen-based (simple nasal swab) testing clinics in the University Union Student Organization Center (SOC) (basement level). Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, the fall test clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The University will adjust schedules based on demand and usage. Appointments are not needed; walk-ins welcome.
During this week (move-in week/weekend), the clinic will be open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today (Aug. 16) and Wednesday, Aug. 17; 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18; 12:30-2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19; and from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20.
WIU-QC campus students, faculty, and staff can obtain a test kit at Riverfront Hall reception. The University COVID-19 testing center on the Macomb campus is for individuals who are asymptomatic. Students who have COVID-19 symptoms, should contact Beu Health Center (309) 298-1888 or their primary care physician. Employees who experience COVID-19 symptoms should contact their primary care physician.
Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not need to test as long as they do not re-develop symptoms. Individuals who re-develop symptoms within three months of having COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.
For more information, visit wiu.edu/coronavirus.