A campus Coronavirus update (5/9/20)
On May 9, 2020, the McLean County Health Department informed the University that a member of the Illinois State University community has been confirmed as positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). This message is in accordance with requirements of the Clery Act regarding pandemic notification. It is the first on-campus confirmed case involving a student, faculty, or staff member at Illinois State University.
The McLean County Health Department is following protocol and contacting those who had close contact with the individual in recent days and advising them of precautions to take. Federal health privacy laws prevent sharing any other information about individuals who have tested positive.
If you are an employee and test positive or are presumed positive for COVID-19, you should contact Human Resources at (309) 438-8311 and request to speak to your Benefits Counselor for an approved leave of absence. Employees who are working remotely should evaluate whether they can continue those duties. Employees should follow normal call-in procedures and protocols for their department until such time as they receive notice that they have been approved for a leave.
If you are a student who has recently been on campus and test positive for COVID-19 or believe you may have COVID-19, you should contact the Student Health Services nurse consult line at 309-438-7676 for more information. The nurse consult line is open Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Students should also contact their primary care physician if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The health and wellbeing of our University community remains our top priority. As a reminder, all students, faculty, and staff should follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and those around you, especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Remember to diligently observe social distancing, wear a face covering in accordance with guidelines, practice good hygiene, and take precautions to limit your exposure to coronavirus.