On-campus COVID-19 saliva testing and contract testing

There is no COVID-19 testing requirement for UIC students, faculty or staff. In alignment with the end of the COVID-19 federal and state public health emergency declarations, on-campus saliva-based testing services ended May 26, 2023.

Contact tracing

Effective May 12, 2023, campus COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for UIC employees who are not affiliated UI Health:

Employees who test positive for COVID-19, were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be required to report to UIC Contact Tracing. Employees should follow their departmental call-in procedures.

The UIC COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Epidemiology Program will remain available as a resource for employees who have questions about guidance or need assistance navigating the isolation or post-exposure period.

UIC employees will be required to receive clearance from the University Health Service when their COVID-19 absence exceeds three days.

For additional information about isolation and exposure guidance, printable fact sheets are available: