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.

Return to Work

For faculty & staff

Return to Campus

For WIU community

Daily Self-Check

For WIU community & visitors

COVID-19 Testing

For WIU community


Recent Messages

August 30, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing & the WIU Community - Fall 2021 Updates/Requirements

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed an Executive Order that requires all higher education employees and students, as well as K-12 employees, receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For employees and students who cannot, or will not, get vaccinated, the governor has also mandated weekly COVID testing, which is already in place at WIU. Those individuals who are unvaccinated and who attend classes and/or work on either of our WIU campuses (Macomb and Quad Cities) must comply with the required weekly testing to avoid disciplinary action.  Read more.

August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Fall 2021 WIU Test Clinics & Vaccine/Testing Incentives

Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, Western Illinois University faculty, staff, and students will be required to participate in the University's weekly COVID-19 testing program. Individuals may opt out of testing if proof of vaccination is provided. Testing will be required each week for those individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more.

August 4, 2021

Protect the 'Necks Plan II: Updated Policies, Procedures Set for Fall 2021

As Western Illinois University plans to resume the traditional in-person experience this fall, to help ensure the health and safety of the members of University community and beyond, WIU's <a href="https://bit.ly/WIUProtectNecks2">Protect the 'Necks Plan II</a> has been updated to include the latest policies and procedures set for Fall 2021. Read more.

July 13, 2021

Message from WIU President Guiyou Huang: Fall 2021 Update

As we prepare to resume the traditional in-person experience this fall at Western Illinois University, to further safeguard the members of our WIU family (and beyond), we expect members of our University community to get their COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the semester, which begins August 23. Read more.


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

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