Illinois State University will provide its employees with free on-campus COVID-19 testing for the first time, starting next month.
ISU has offered free testing to students since the summer, costing millions of dollars. But faculty and staff have had to go elsewhere, using community options like the testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington.
Starting Jan. 11, employees can participate in free on-campus COVID testing, too. It will be available at a temporary building in the parking lot between Watterson Towers and Stevenson Hall, and at the former fire station at 604 N. Adelaide St., Normal.
Employees working remotely who wish to test are asked to postpone their participation in the testing process until after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
At least 73 employees have self-reported positive COVID tests since the fall semester began, according to ISU, including 11 in the past week.
ISU will use a quicker antigen test as the primary on-campus asymptomatic testing method beginning Jan. 4.
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