SIUE updates COVID-19 testing guidance for fall

Students, faculty and staff will now be required by the university to get weekly COVID-19 screening tests unless they meet the schools exemption requirements.


According to an email sent to students Thursday afternoon, students, faculty and staff commuting to Alton, East St. Louis, and Edwardsville campus and clinical settings will be submitted to weekly COVID-19 testing. Those who are exempt from the weekly screenings are either fully vaccinated two weeks from the date of their last vaccine, tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days or are taking a fully online class schedule and aren’t coming to campus. To request an exemption visit


On the exemption form students will need to submit vaccine information and any positive COVID-19 results from the past 90 days. The university is highly encouraging students to get vaccinated. To learn about the vaccine and find a location to get vaccinated, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website. As time gets closer to the fall semester, SIUE will update the community on any further requirements and how to schedule tests.


Direct any questions to COVID-19 Response Coordinator Michael Schultz at

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