The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Two workers prep food at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen on Oct. 17, 2018. Despite Covid-19 regulations, the kitchen continues to operate outside the dining room.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen: Business continues despite COVID-19 restrictions

By Madison Holcomb, Contributing Writer

Due to COVID-19, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen’s dining...

Vaccination supplies sit on a table at the Carle COVID-19 Vaccine Location next to the Market Place Shopping Center on Nov. 6. COVID-19 cases have been increasing significantly in Champaign County before the holiday season.

COVID-19 cases increase significantly in Champaign County before holiday season

By Ashley Gilbert, Staff Writer

COVID-19 cases have spiked in Champaign County over...

Ellie Guyette receives her first pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday morning. Carle Health has begun to rollout COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.

Carle Health begins COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children ages 5-11

Carle Health held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic...

Healthcare worker places syringes filled with the Covid-19 vaccine at the I-Hotel on Feb 11. The CDC and FDA has now approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages give to 11.

Children ages 5-11 eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime Editor

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced...

A sticker saying Do Your Part 6 Feet Apart is placed on the ground at the Covid-19 testing center at State Farm Center Oct. 9, 2020. Survivors of Covid-19 report that they still have issues with their sense of smell and taste.

COVID-19 survivors experience long-term loss of smell, taste

By Weiyu Ding, Staff Writer

COVID-19 survivors have experienced long-term effects...

A South Asian Fishing Cat cleans itself at the National Zoo in Washington, DC on Oct. 15. University professors found COVID-19 in two more animal species located in an Illinois zoo: the fishing cat and the binturong.

University professors successfully diagnose COVID-19 in two additional animal species

By Alexandra Gergova, Staff Writer

Veterinary efforts across the nation have recently...

Students of the University of Illinois take a rapid COVID-19 test at the ARC on Feb 1. With an increase of people showing up this Halloween weekend, it is highly advised to get tested after the weekend and to follow COVID-19 precautions.

UI advises COVID-19 precautions for Halloween, fall break

By Ashley Gilbert, Staff Writer

The University sent out a Massmail and a COVID-19 update...

A clinic worker fills a needle with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 at the I-Hotel & Conference Center on Feb. 11. CUPHD has recently began offering COVID booster clinics.

CUPHD hosts more COVID-19 booster clinics, allows ‘mix and match dosing’ for shots

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime Editor

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced...

Health experts urge public to get flu shots

Health experts urge public to get flu shots

By Weiyu Ding, Contributing Writer

As the U.S. is approaching flu season, health experts...

COVID-19 cases on campus decrease 70% since October 2020

COVID-19 cases on campus decrease 70% since October 2020

By Ashley Gilbert, Contributing Writer

Last year, the rise in COVID-19 cases with the start...

Boxes of disposable straws sit in a cardboard box at the ARC Covid-19 testing center on Feb. 1. The university announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.

UI announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, staff

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime Editor

With the Friday COVID-19 vaccination deadline fast...

A woman fills a syringe with a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 11 at the I-Hotel. The University received 750 requests for Covid-19 exemptions because of religious reasons.

750 religious exemption requests made for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor

An estimated 750 requests for religious exemption from...

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