Spring 2022 Testing Protocols

Student Testing

Symptomatic testing for students will be available at Bradley Health Services by calling 309-677-2700.

Testing for those students identified as a close contact will be available at Bradley Health Services 3-5 days post exposure. Only those students identified as a close contact by Health Services will be able to test. Learn more information on close contacts and what to do if you are identified as one.

Students who are asymptomatic and not a close contact, will not be able to test on campus. Testing locations throughout Peoria can be found here. We are exploring the potential availability of testing in the very near campus vicinity.

Students who test positive off campus, with a home test, or are identified as a close contact by an outside entity you must contact Bradley Health Services at 309-677-2700. The business hours for Health Services are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. They will respond to COVID-19 reports during business hours which are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spring ‘22 Policy

Employee Testing

Employees are not eligible for campus testing. Employees who are symptomatic or identified as a close contact should visit an alternative testing location or contact their primary care physician. If you receive a positive test (including a home rapid test) you must fill out the self-report form. Positive home tests should be followed up with a call to your physician and/or your local health department for further consultation.

Spring ‘22 Policy

Students Awaiting Test Results

Those who may be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should self-quarantine until test results are received and then follow guidance based on those results. If a student tests negative on a screening test (initial rapid test) within the health center and is waiting on the results of a confirmatory test, they do not need to self-quarantine.

Due to anticipated delays in receiving COVID-19 test results, students’ instructors will be notified of the pending test result only for a test being performed in the Health Center. Students should not attend class until they have received notification of a negative test or as instructed otherwise.

People who are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines or who have had a positive diagnosis in the previous 90-days do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms. These students should also attend class.

“Home” Tests and “After Hours” Test results

Students receiving a positive result from a home type COVID-19 test must contact Bradley Health Services at 309-677-2700. The business hours for Health Services are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. They will respond to COVID-19 reports during business hours which are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All positive home test results should and will be treated as a positive COVID-19 test. Students should begin isolation and await further instructions from Health Services.

Residence hall students who receive a positive COVID-19 test result after Health Center hours, should contact their Hall Director, RA, or ARA for further instructions on how to begin isolation.

Medical or religious exemptions

Individuals with medical or religious exemptions must present a negative COVID-19 test result each week. Students, faculty and staff are required to submit weekly test results and are responsible for obtaining their own COVID-19 test. These tests will not be offered on campus. Free testing sites are available throughout the Peoria area. If free testing is not available, testing must be done at the patient's expense, where permitted by law. The university must approve any reimbursement for testing before the testing occurs. Testing sites are available within the Peoria area. A test must either have emergency use authorization by the FDA or operate pursuant to the laboratory-developed test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Home tests do not qualify.

Students and employees who fail to participate in the testing protocols or who have provided false documentation may be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from the university.