Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

Updated January 13, 2021 2:04pm - Office of Risk Management & Emergency Preparedness

Western Illinois University is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus. The University’s Pandemic Preparedness and Response Committee is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and national, regional, and local medical providers.

Individuals with questions, comments, or constructive feedback can email covid-19@wiu.edu. In addition, a comments/concerns form has been established for easy submission.

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January 13, 2021

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Updates: Office of Risk Management

We'd like to take this opportunity to share updates about the Spring 2021 semester. We had a successful fall, but the COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid and ever-changing situation. With your help and commitment, we can start the semester off strong to avoid a spike in cases. Information regarding campus protocols and safety can be found at wiu.edu/coronavirus. If you have any questions about this information, please email covid-19@wiu.edu. Read more.

January 13, 2021

Spring 2021 COVID Test Information (Update 1/13/21)

Western Illinois University will continue to host numerous COVID-19 test dates during the Spring 2021 semester. In keeping with Tier 3 guidelines, which remain in place, employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible and should coordinate with their supervisor to determine appropriate arrangements. Read more.

January 6, 2021

Spring 2021: Return to WIU COVID-19 Protocol

Western Illinois University is scheduled to resume in-person classes on WIU's Macomb and Moline campuses Tuesday, Jan. 19. As preparations for the Spring 2021 semester are underway, all members of the University community (faculty, staff and students) are encouraged to quarantine for a minimum 10 days and/or receive a COVID-19 test* before returning to campus. Read more.

December 1, 2020

WIU Spring Semester 2021 Update

As 2021 Spring Break week at Western Illinois University has been canceled due to the pandemic, Western Illinois University will provide its students with two additional days off during Spring 2021. Read more.


For all WIU-related news, including pandemic-related releases and updates, visit wiu.edu/news/archive.php.

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