COVID-19 Testing Site Information
The Community Based COVID-19 Testing Center on the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. is open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Community Based COVID-19 Testing Site at Auburn High School is open M-F from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Both are FREE and will test all people, regardless of symptoms.
Those who have been in a large gathering where social distancing and masking was not adhered to should self-monitor for symptoms and be tested immediately upon experiencing symptoms or within 5 to 7 days of attending the gathering if asymptomatic.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford and the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford are not involved in any aspect of the daily operation of the COVID-19 testing center nor is it involved in the lab work. However, as a public service, the college agreed to have the testing facility be located at its campus, the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. Please do not call the College of Medicine Rockford for test results or information.
Any questions about testing done at the UIC site: Call the Illinois Department of Public Health results line at (888) 297-7208. Other questions go to the Winnebago County Health Department COVID hotline: (815) 319-6705 (Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm) or email [email protected].
For more information, visit the Winnebago County Health Department website at www.wchd.org.
Resources for College of Medicine Rockford Students:
Check your UIC email regularly for program-specific information.
Resources for College of Medicine Rockford Staff and Faculty:
Note COVID-19 Travel-Related Guidelines and Work Restrictions for Employees
Effective immediately, the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, along with Correctional Health Care Services, MERIT and Mile Square Health Center – L.P. Johnson Rockford, is implementing return-to-work guidelines related to self-quarantine requirements implemented by University Health Services and the Winnebago County Health Department. Employees who have returned from personal travel or have hosted visitors from outside the U.S. or from the following COVID-19 high-burden states will not be allowed to return to on-campus work until cleared by University Health Services. Currently the high-burden states include:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
Clearance to return to work is dependent on a number of variables including COVID-19 symptoms and known contact with a COVID-19-positive person during travel. For healthcare workers, the minimum time off work will be eight days after return from or hosting visitors from the high-burden state. For non-healthcare workers, the minimum time before returning to on- campus work will be 14 days after return or hosting visitors from the high-burden state. Employees would be required to have a COVID-19 swab test a minimum of five days after returning from the high-burden state.
Please note that states designated as high-burden and university restrictions are subject to change. Prior to any travel, employees should carefully consider the impact their travel will have on the ability to return to work. Specific questions should be directed to Brett Ruiz ([email protected]) in Human Resources.