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COVID-19 Test/Vaccination Protocols

January 4, 2022


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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – As Western Illinois University prepares to start the Spring 2022 semester, all members of the University community (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are encouraged to complete a COVID-19 test before returning to WIU's campuses (individuals who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not need to test). COVID-19 test clinics will be available on both campuses as well.

Following the initial test upon returning to WIU, individuals who are unvaccinated and who attend classes, activities/events, and/or work on either WIU campus (Macomb and Moline) must comply with the required weekly testing. Individuals may opt out of testing if proof of vaccination is provided (see information below).

Test Clinic Information

NOTE: No eating, drinking, smoking or brushing your teeth 60 minutes prior to testing. All members of the WIU community are encouraged to test before returning to campus following winter break.

WIU-Macomb, Student Recreation Center MAC Gym (south gym):

Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 4-5: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, Jan. 10-13: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 18-20: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the test clinic hours will change for the remainder of the semester:

Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

WIU-Quad Cities, Riverfront Hall Front Desk:

Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 4-5: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 10: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays.

Vaccine Clinics

Working with the McDonough County Health Department, WIU will continue to offer vaccine clinics on the Macomb campus during Spring 2022. Specific dates and additional information will be forthcoming.

Information can also be found at the McDonough County and Rock Island County health department at https://getyourcovidshot.com (McDonough) and https://richd.org (Rock Island).

Statewide vaccine clinics can be found at bit.ly/WIUCOVID19VaxInfo.

Boosters

Booster recommendations are in place for the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Booster shots will be available at the WIU campus vaccination clinics.

It is recommended (but not required) that individuals who receive a booster shot submit the additional information to:

Students: covidstudenthelp@wiu.edu or in person at Beu Health Center (Macomb) or Riverfront Hall front desk (WIU-QC)
Employees: rmep@wiu.edu or in person at Sherman 321 or Riverfront Hall front desk (WIU-QC)


Vaccine Card Upload

Visit bit.ly/WIUVaxCardPortal to upload your card to opt out of mandated testing. Students (undergraduate and graduate students, including graduate assistants and teaching assistants) should upload to the "Student" portal, while WIU employees should upload to the "Employee" portal.

If individuals do not wish to upload the information, the vaccination card can be presented at the following locations: WIU-Macomb students: Beu Health Center; WIU-Macomb Employees: Sherman Hall 321 (Vice President for Student Success Office); WIU-Quad Cities Students & Employees: Riverfront Hall.

Students, faculty, and staff who are not physically on campus at all during the 2021-2022 academic year are exempt from these requirements. Individuals who are on campus, even for one class, must submit a vaccine card or comply with weekly testing.


Information

COVID-19-related information and protocols can be found at wiu.edu/coronavirus and click "Return to Campus."

Posted By: University Communications (U-Communications@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations