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UI expects UK COVID-19 variant to enter campus community

Pharmacist Katie Lampman fills doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the I-Hotel on Jan. 12.
January 21, 2021

Over the last few months, vaccines have completed phase three of trials, and over 30.6 million doses have been distributed across the U.S.. However, just a few weeks ago, it was reported that new variants...

Student health facility workers receive vaccine

Student health facility workers receive vaccine
January 19, 2021

Clara Duarte, junior in LAS, went into work at McKinley Health Center on Jan. 4, expecting a normal start to the first week of the new year. As she was completing her duties as a social media manager and...

MTD to reduce campus service for spring semester

Students step onto a MTD bus at the Illinois terminal on Oct. 20, 2019.
January 19, 2021

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) will be reducing its spring semester campus services starting Jan. 24.  The service and frequency of MTD rides will mimic the model that was in place...

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic
January 14, 2021

As the spectre of COVID-19 looms into the winter, community officials and organizations are offering free winter clothing across the C-U area as well as additional services and support. Mike Ingram,...

UI announces spring return testing requirements for students

A student deposits saliva into a University COVID-19 test tube while taking a COVID-19 test at State Farm Center on Oct. 9.
January 13, 2021

On Jan. 11, Chancellor Robert J. Jones sent a Massmail detailing the University’s requirements and expectations regarding the return to campus for the spring semester. All students must submit two...

Vaccinations to begin for Champaign County residents 75, older

Shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrive at Carle Foundation Hospital on Dec. 16. Some Champaign County residents 75 and older will receive COVID-19 vaccines this week.
January 11, 2021

Starting next week, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations for Champaign County residents who are 75 or older. During a press conference on Friday,...

University continues push to authorize COVID-19 test for emergency use 

An Illinois student takes a COVID-19 test at State Farm Center on Oct. 9.
January 8, 2021

The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is currently undergoing the process to earn emergency use authorization status from the Food and Drug Administration for the rapid-based saliva test and expand...

Vaccinations begin to roll out across Champaign-Urbana

A University COVID-19 testing site worker writes on a box containing completed COVID-19 tests on Oct. 9.
January 6, 2021

The process of distributing vaccines to the eligible population has begun in Champaign-Urbana despite transparency issues from the federal government. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, which...

How sensitive is the UI COVID-19 test? Test developers explain

Fadi Al-Naji, co-developer of the UI COVID-19 test, showcases the plastic wells where saliva samples are submitted for analysis.
January 5, 2021

Julie Rodriguez, sophomore in LAS, enjoyed a bag of red hot Cheetos one early September morning prior to throwing on her mask, oversized sweatshirt and white slippers to head to a COVID-19 testing center...

ECE student’s COVID-19 sanitation device receives orders from Indian government 

ECE student's COVID-19 sanitation device receives orders from Indian government 
January 1, 2021

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, receiving packages that have been potentially contaminated by the virus became an issue experienced by households and postal services alike.  Mihir...

CU hospitals receive county’s first COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Uretz Oliphant, a trauma surgeon, receives Carle Foundation Hospital's first COVID-19 vaccination. Oliphant, who has operated on COVID-19 patients, was inoculated the morning of Thursday, Dec. 17.
December 18, 2020

Hundreds of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Champaign County, and they're going to hospital staff who work with COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, 400 doses went to Carle...

Greek life reflects on COVID-19 response after tough semester

Greek life reflects on COVID-19 response after tough semester
December 17, 2020

Members of Greek life at the University have been taking precautions to ensure that their contribution to the spread of COVID-19 on campus remains low, but  have still been affected by the pandemic.  According...

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