COVID-19 | WIU requires gateway testing after spring break


Western Illinois University is requiring all students, faculty and staff that are physically on campus to complete a COVID-19 test upon return to campus regardless of vaccination status, according to a message from the University.

Testing will be held on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. The schedule is as follows:

WIU-Macomb, Student Recreation Center MAC Gym (south gym)

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, March 21-24
  • INFO: Macomb faculty, staff and students are being asked to schedule in advance for an appointment, go to

WIU-Quad Cities, Riverfront Hall reception desk

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 21-25
  • INFO: Faculty, staff and students on WIU’s Quad Cities campus can receive a test at the Riverfront Hall reception desk.

More information includes, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not need to participate in gateway testing and should submit their documentation (if they did not test positive through the University Testing Center) to, according to WIU.

Also, WIU stated that individuals can elect to conduct a gateway test off campus, however, the test must be a PCR-based test to be equivalent to the test modality provided at the on-campus testing clinics. Once results are received, the results can be sent to the Off-Campus COVID-19 Test Results Portal. To be compliant for the previous week, test results must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday evenings.

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