Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Overview

The rapidly spreading COVID-19, or coronavirus, has raised concerns across the country as well as on campus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control states: “The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is very high, to the United States and globally. At this time, however, most people in the United States will have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus. This virus is NOT currently spreading widely in the United States.”

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Latest news

SIU Medicine ending COVID-19 testing March 30, 2021

SIU School of Medicine will be closing its COVID-19 testing operation on March 30 as planned with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH). During the past 8 months, SIU conducted more
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Telehealth Patient Story - Maternal Fetal Medicine Spring 2020

Autumn Bohac of Effingham was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 16 years old. Now a 29-year-old mother of four, her health care journey reveals the everyday anxiety and pain that rural
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Telehealth Patient Story - Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic Summer 2020

Instead of renting a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, driving two hours and risking exposure to COVID-19, the Hall family from Tuscola, Illinois jumped at the chance to have a telehealth visit with an

SIU Medicine Announces New COVID-19 Testing Times

August 5, 2020 – SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, recently relaunched a testing site at SCDPH to meet the