The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is taking safety precautions to ensure our campus and the surrounding community remains a safe place to study and live.

Beginning tomorrow at 8 AM, McKinley Health Center will screen students who come for care presenting with respiratory illness, with and without a travel history to areas with confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. All appropriate students will be masked and those of particular concern will be masked and then seen in an isolation room.

Coronavirus infections can be spread through coughing and sneezing of an infected person. The use of a surgical mask is a precautionary measure.

McKinley Health Center will follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding their recommendations for preventative measures and diagnoses.

In situations such as this, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, area hospitals, and McKinley Health Center work closely together to ensure the safety of the campus and the community.

If U of I students feel they may be at risk for coronavirus infections, they should call McKinley Health Center at (217) 333-2700.

Members of the C-U community should contact their health care provider.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 20:30