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Illinois announces COVID testing not necessary for 90 days asymptomatic people

By: Alec Busse



The University of Illinois announced on Thursday that individuals who record a positive COVID-19 test will have building access granted for 90-days following the positive test.


The new protocol applies to those who have tested positive in the past 90 days if they are in their 90-day time frame. However, should a person who tests positive for COVID-19 again show symptoms following the original diagnosis they will be asked to test for COVID-19.


Individuals will have their building access starting at midnight on the 90th day if they are not vaccinated and have not tested negative with the University's salvia-based test.


This new protocol does not replace the need for unvaccinated undergraduate students to not test for COVID-19 outside of the 90 day window.

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