Academic and Student Life

Student health screening process

General principles

Because the State of Illinois no longer has a masking mandate and the Governor’s executive order requiring vaccination or mitigation testing of students and education employees has expired, we are now at a point where our campus community will be guided by education, encouragement, common sense and common courtesy.

It is still critical for students to understand and be aware of COVID-19 symptoms.

If a student experiences symptoms of COVID-19 (without a separate known cause, e.g., asthma, allergies, etc.), that student should report it immediately to Similarly, if a student has been notified of close contact with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, that student must also notify


Fall 2022 COVID-19

The following COVID-19 protocols and policies are in effect:

  • Regular testing is available at the OSF Student Health Center, from 9am-1pm Monday-Friday and the Shield testing center from 9am - 12pm on Mondays and Thursdays.


Questions or concerns

Students who have concerns about being on campus because of a condition that places them in a high-risk group, or for other reasons, should contact the Office of Student Affairs.