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 supported by the university’s leadership team. The testing and strategy created by these individuals was named SHIELD. Our mission as a land-grant institution is to use our capabilities and resources for the public good by deploying this method of targeting, testing, and informing beyond the U of I System to the entire state of Illinois.
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 SHIELD C-U (Champaign ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...