COVID-19 Cougar Wellness Policies

For the 2021 - 2022 academic year, Chicago State University is fully open for in-person instruction, classes, activities, and events. CSU is here for you. Learn more about how we are providng a safe and enriching academic year below.

COVID-19 Policies & Plans
9/10/21 Student Vaccination & Testing Requirement for Sept. 19
9/3/21 Testing Requirement for Students Not Fully Vaccinated, Effective 9/5/21
9/3/21 Med Proctor - Instructions for Uploading Proof of a COVID-19 Test
9/1/21 State Mandate for University Student and Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations
8/26/21 CSU Reviewing Gov. Pritzker's COVID-19 Vaccinate Mandate
8/20/21 COVID-19 Health & Safety Practices 2021-2022
8/20/21 Faculty and Staff Vaccination Policy
8/6/21 University Protocol For COVID-19 Confirmed Cases & Symptoms
8/4/21 Faculty and Staff Vaccination Announcement
8/4/21 Mask Policy
6/28/21 Student Vaccination Incentive Program and Guidelines
4/12/21 Academic Year 2021 - 22 Operating Plan
4/12/21 COVID-19 Report Form

Get Vaccinated

CSU is providing free COVID-19 vaccines. See below for more information.

Walk-ins are welcome during all clinics

Date Time Location
Oct 5 10am-2pm Jones Convocation Center
Oct 7 10am-2pm Jones Convocation Center
Oct 11 10am-2pm Jones Convocation Center
Oct 12 12-4pm* CRSUB Quad
Oct 13  2-6pm* CRSUB Quad
Oct 19 12-4pm* CRSUB Quad
Oct 20  2-6pm* CRSUB Quad

*On these dates, receive a $50 gift card when you get one dose of the Pfizer vaccine or a $100 gift card upon getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Payment incentives are for Chicago-based residents only.

$50 Vaccine Incentive

All students who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination will receive a $50 payment incentive that is issued as a refund or applied directly to an account balance. To receive this credit, scan or take a picture of your COVID vaccination card and email it to the Wellness Center at

COVID Testing 

Days of Operation: 

Monday & Friday 9am to 12pm

Tuesday 12 to 3pm

Wednesday & Thursday 3 to 6pm


Building: CSU Library Cafe Map Building 12

Appointments: Register with Shield Illinois.

Non-invasive using saliva samples  • FREE no insurance required • Quick (10 min or less)

Walk-up services are available (no appointment needed), but a MySHIELD portal account is needed to securely receive your results. 


Positive Cases

0 Employees positive
1 Students positive

Updated 10/22/21


Cumulative Cases
11 Employees positive
6 Students positive

Since 8/23/2021


Number of Isolation Beds in Residence Hall Used: 0 of 6

The data reflects cases reported to CSU from our students, faculty, and staff who have visited the campus during the fall 2021 semester and within two weeks of receiving a positive test.