Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

Updated July 21, 2020 3:53pm - Office of Risk Management & Emergency Preparedness

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

Individuals with questions can email covid-19@wiu.edu.

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Recent Messages

July 20, 2020

WIU to Resume On-Campus Classes, Activities Aug. 24

Western Illinois University will resume on-campus activities and face-to-face classes Monday, Aug. 24 at its Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. Read more.

July 15, 2020

WIU: Declaration to Support International Students

Update: We are thrilled to announce that the federal government has rescinded the July 6 directive and guidelines. We obviously could not have asked for a better outcome. This is good news for our current and future international students and for our WIU community. Read more.

July 1, 2020

WIU Partners with Macomb Business to Provide Face Coverings for Fall 2020 Semester

In the spirit of a community working together, one Macomb business is producing 1,000 cloth face coverings to be distributed across the Western Illinois University campus as the University prepares to open for the Fall 2020 semester. Read more.

June 17, 2020

WIU COVID-19 Dashboard & Map Hits 1 Million Views

While the state is beginning its abbreviated re-openings of businesses, schools and more across Illinois, the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront and numerous protocols are in place to continue to flatten the curve. To help keep citizens up-to-date with the latest statistics and information, the statewide COVID-19 web map and dashboard launched in mid-March by the Western Illinois University GIS Center, in cooperation with the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Geographic Information Sciences (EAGIS) and the Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA), continues. And as of today (June 16), the map has had over 1 million views and remains the official public dashboard in Illinois, shared by state and federal agencies, as well as numerous news outlets throughout Illinois. Read more.


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

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