COVID-19 Update - COVID-19 Testing, LewisU App

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COVID-19 Update - COVID-19 Testing, LewisU App

Published: September 17, 2020.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit earlier this Wednesday reminded us of how we are called to act with care, civility, and profound respect for each other in the spirit of solidarity.  Inspired by our Lasallian Mission and the belief that our campus is a sacred space—a Sanctified Zone—our faculty, staff, and students are living out the Flyers Promise.

Why and When Should You Get Tested for COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), considerations for who should get tested include:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, or by a local or state health department.

If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

If you get a positive result, follow your health care provider instructions and use the LewisU App to report the test result to the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline for additional resources.

Free COVID-19 Testing Available Sunday, September 20 on the Romeoville Campus

On Sunday, September 20, the Illinois Department of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 tests from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus.

  • No appointment necessary
  • No medical insurance necessary
  • No referral needed
  • No symptoms required
  • Testing is available for all ages


Why You Need to Use the LewisU App

COVID-19 Symptom Screening – It helps prevent the spread of a possible infection as well as enables students to scan the QR code for class.

Check-In for Face-to-Face Class or Other Indoor Space on Campus – When the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline learns of a positive case, it will notify others that sat near the individual in recent classes.  Regular use of the QR codes is essential for this part of the process to work.

Report a Positive COVID-19 Test Result – This notifies the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline so they can provide you with additional support and resources. They can also begin the contact tracing process.   

Reserve an Indoor Study Space – This provides a reserved indoor area for students to use if needed to attend an online class or study in between classes. This reservation enables physical distancing and eases the contact tracing process.

Access Wi-Fi Outside on Our Romeoville Campus

Students and employees can access internet and campus computing resources without having to enter Romeoville campus buildings.  Areas on campus with outdoor Wi-Fi coverage include:

  • Parking Lot L and the front patio of the Brother Paul French, FSC Learning Resource Center (LRC)
  • Parking Lot W and the Brennan Baseball Field
  • The outdoor patios of the Brother James Gaffney, FSC Student Center
  • The outdoor courtyard off the Flight Deck in the St. Charles Borromeo Building

Access the outdoor Wi-Fi system the same way you would indoors across the Lewis University Campus.  Details can be found on the MyLewis portal web site.

Once again, thank you to all who are taking extraordinary steps to stay healthy and protect each other on campus and in the community during this unique time.

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