The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will require all who plan to be on campus this fall to be tested for the coronavirus twice a week.

All faculty members, staff and students who participate in any on-campus activities will need to be tested, whether they are regularly or for a limited time or purpose on campus for the upcoming semester, Chancellor Robert Jones said.

Those who visit university facilities only occasionally, including picking up an item from an office, will also be required to get tested at a campus testing center and have test results dated no more than four days before any planned visit to any university facility.

"We are privileged to be home to some of the world's leading minds on COVID-19 safety, testing and procedures," Jones said. "If everyone does their part to maximize the safety of our entire community, we have the ability to provide modified in-person delivery of our missions."

Other requirements and protocols for faculty members, staff and students include:

  • Contact tracing for all COVID-19 cases in Champaign County that are related to the university, in partnership with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
  • Quarantine and isolation of any faculty members, staff or students who test positive for COVID-19, per CUPHD guidelines.
  • Online COVID-19 training for all faculty members, staff and students, regardless of whether they intend to go to campus, must be completed before Aug. 24.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required on campus, though face coverings are not required in private spaces
  • An app for faculty members, staff and students that will display an individual's building-entry status.