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.

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COVID-19 Testing

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Recent Messages

November 30, 2021

Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) Update

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, in December as the Fall 2021 semester comes to a close. Read more.

November 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Testing & More

Since we're returning from a holiday break in which many of us may have gotten together with friends and family, we encourage all members of our University community - even those who are vaccinated - to take a COVID-19 test this week at the Macomb or Quad Cities campuses test locations. Read more.

November 15, 2021

COVID-19 Test Clinic Update

COVID-19 test clinics (saliva-based tests) will continue to be held on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses prior to holiday breaks in November and December, and upon return to campus in January 2022, following the holiday break. The University will be closed Nov. 24-26 and from Dec. 24-Jan. 3. Read more.

October 18, 2021

WIU Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

COVID-19 has created challenges for many college students and their families across the nation, and Western Illinois University is working to ease the financial stress that is affecting its students as a result of the pandemic. Read more.


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

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