Department of Chemistry: COVID-19 information and resources

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With constant changes and updates due to COVID-19, the Department of Chemistry has created this page to direct visitors on our website to the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and resources, which can be found at the University of Illinois COVID-19 site.

COVID-19 guidelines for the Summer 2022 Semester

The university is implementing several COVID-19 changes for Summer 2022 including:

  • On-campus testing locations: Due to logistics and demand, we are downsizing to one on-campus COVID-19 testing site at the Illini Union. View the testing locations page of the COVID-19 website for the most updated details and hours.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings will be optional for in-person summer classes. Instructors may request students wear them, but they cannot require them to do so. (Face coverings will still be required at COVID-19 testing sites and healthcare facilities.)
  • Testing compliance: COVID-19 testing compliance will continue to be monitored through digital mechanisms that are tied to discipline through Student Affairs and Illinois Human Resources. There will not be Wellness Support Associates spot-checking building access status.
    • With the Governor’s executive order still in effect, all faculty, staff and students who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be required to receive an on-campus COVID-19 test once per week to remain compliant.
  • Fall 2022 Guidelines: The university has not yet made COVID-19 decisions for the Fall 2022 semester.
Changes to SHIELD CU community testing locations
  • SHIELD CU (community testing) will shift all testing to Parkland Community College beginning Saturday, May 14. For details or questions, visit
Second booster shot for individuals 50 and older
  • Individuals 50 and older are now eligible for a second booster if it has been four months since their prior dose.
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is leading vaccine distribution for our county. The university does not control the vaccine appointments, timelines or community clinic locations. Champaign County residents with questions about vaccines should contact CUPHD by phone (217-239-7877) or email (
  • For questions about the COVID-19 policies, please visit the university's COVID-19 website.
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