COVID-19 Update - Testing Requirement, Flyers Promise

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COVID-19 Update - Testing, Flyers Promise, Vaccination Survey

Published: January 7, 2021.

We begin this new calendar year with excitement about a new semester and optimism about the eventual waning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for now, the challenges of the pandemic are still very much present. While preparing for vaccination availability and remaining flexible, we must redouble our efforts to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community.

Will County Vaccination Survey

The Will County Health Department is asking ALL Will County residents to complete the survey at Will County Health Department to get on the participation list for COVID-19 vaccination. This allows WCHD to prioritize its registration list and contact residents on which vaccination phase they qualify to participate in. 

Resident Students Need to Submit a COVID-19 Test Before Check-In

All resident students are required to submit proof of COVID-19 testing prior to Spring Semester residence hall check-in. A negative PCR test result from a test administered between January 4 - January 11 or a positive result after October 4, 2020 needs to be submitted on the LewisU App. A positive result must include a 10-day isolation before returning to campus.

Recommended COVID-19 Testing

Testing is strongly recommended for non-resident students with face-to-face classes, experiential learning, or on-campus activities. Testing is also strongly recommended for employees required to be on campus, especially those who have traveled or attended gatherings over the holidays. Negative test results do not need to be submitted; however, positive test results are required to be submitted to the LewisU App.

Find a Nearby COVID-19 Testing Site
Visit NACCHO to find the website for a nearby health department. The local health department website will have testing locations and times. The LewisU App also features a link on the COVID-19 Hotline tile to find a COVID-19 testing site near you.

Free Testing is Available on Tuesdays in Romeoville

The WCHD Health Center Mobile Medical Unit is providing a limited number of free COVID-19 tests beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus. Testing is done on a first-come, first-served basis for the public. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline to reserve a testing time.

Download the LewisU App

Students and employees are highly encouraged to download the LewisU App to receive frequent communication and quick access to a variety of resources.

If resident students do not have access to a cell phone or the ability to download Apps, the required Resident Students COVID-19 Test Results Reporting form is accessible online. When uploading your test result, be sure that your full name, date of test, the test type, and result information are visible.


Update on the Brothers Community

The Christian Brothers at La Salle House are doing well despite a few very challenging weeks in November and December. After a period of hospitalization due to COVID-19, Brother Raphael Mascari, FSC, is currently in a rehabilitation center to restore his strength and stamina, but is expected to return home soon. The Brothers very much appreciate the concern, encouragement, and generous assistance received from many persons earlier when COVID-19 spread rapidly throughout the residence. 

Stay Vigilant by Living the Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement

As members of the Lewis University Community, we must all take extraordinary steps to stay healthy and protect each other on campus and in the community during this unique and uncertain time. Consistent with our Lasallian Mission and the belief that our campus is a sacred space - a Sanctified Zone – students, faculty and staff are asked to make the Flyers Promise by pledging responsibility for their own health and well-being and helping to keep all members of the Lewis University community safe. In the spirit of solidarity inspired by our Mission value of Association, we are called to act with great care, civility, and profound respect for each other.  

Before Tuesday, January 19, all students, faculty, and staff are expected to read and submit The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Spring 2021). Resident students are required to submit this acknowledgment before moving into the residence halls for the Spring 2021 semester.

When we all live out the Flyers Promise in combination with our university’s mitigation efforts, we are positioning our community to have a successful Spring 2021 Semester. Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding as we work through these challenges together.

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