Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

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.


Recent Messages

September 23, 2022

COVID Vaccine Clinics (WIU-Macomb Campus); WIU-Macomb Test Clinic Hour Changes; Flu Shots

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, including Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent (Omicron) boosters for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public Tuesday, Sept. 27 on the WIU-Macomb campus. Read more.

August 23, 2022

MPV Information

As a new academic year begins, health officials at Beu Health Center at Western Illinois University want to share information about MPV (monkeypox virus) as a public health concern, which, like other viruses, can affect those in communal/close quarter living environments. Read more.

August 22, 2022

Fall 2022 COVID-19 Testing

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). Read more.

August 22, 2022

Vaccine Clinic (WIU-Macomb Campus): August 30

Just in time for the start of the new school year at Western Illinois University, the McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with WIU, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public Tuesday, Aug. 30 on the WIU-Macomb campus. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost, and an appointment is not needed. Read more.


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

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