Is there more than one SHIELD organization affiliated with the University of Illinois?
Yes. There are three. All of them perform the covidSHIELD
saliva test for SARS-CoV-2 which was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
The three SHIELD organizations are:
SHIELD C-U (Champaign Urbana) handles testing on the UIUC campus and the surrounding area using the covidSHIELD test.
SHIELD T3 is a university-affiliated organization that focuses on deploying the covidSHIELD test outside of the state of Illinois--including internationally.
SHIELD Illinois is the SHIELD Deployment Unit of the University of Illinois System. We focus on working with health departments, government organizations, schools, and businesses within the state of Illinois to provide fast, accurate, and inexpensive SARS-CoV-2 testing using the covidSHIELD test. As part of the University of Illinois system, SHIELD Illinois is a non-profit organization.
What is the University of Illinois’ role in the SHIELD program?
SHIELD Illinois is a COVID-19screening testing program and infrastructure designed to help safely open schools, protect workplaces, and save lives. This specific test was designed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers and was ...
Who owns SHIELD Illinois?
SHIELD Illinois is the SHIELD Deployment Unit of the University of Illinois System and continues the Land Grant Mission of the University of Illinois by deploying the innovative covidSHIELD saliva-based COVID-19 screening test throughout the state of ...
Is SHIELD Illinois SOPPA compliant?
The privacy of our patient data and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations is of the utmost importance to the SHIELD Deployment Unit of the University of Illinois system (“SHIELD Illinois”). The legislative intent of Student Online ...
Is SHIELD Illinois HIPAA compliant?
The privacy of our patient data and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations is of the utmost importance to the SHIELD Deployment Unit of the University of Illinois system (“SHIELD Illinois”). The Standards for Privacy of Individually ...
Does SHIELD Illinois offer Binax (antigen) testing?
The short answer is "yes." The long answer is SHIELD Illinois only provides operational support for BINAX testing for K-12 public schools which are already participating in the SHIELD Illinois covidSHIELD saliva testing program. Overview SHIELD ...