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

May 16, 2022

WIU COVID-19 Summer Updates

Please find the latest updates and information regarding COVID-19 protocols at Western Illinois University. Read more.

May 4, 2022

Preparing for Fall 2022 at WIU

While the Spring 2022 semester is coming to a close, discussions and reviews of pandemic protocols for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently underway by the Western Illinois University COVID-19 Response Committee. Read more.

April 21, 2022

Vaccine Clinic (WIU-Macomb Campus): April 26

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public Tuesday, April 26 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.

April 5, 2022

From Office of Risk Management: Face Coverings Update

In the spirit of transparency, the Office of Risk Management would like to share the following information regarding face coverings with the WIU community. Read more.


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

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