Any employee or student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been exposed to COVID-19 may test on campus at the Student Health Center using the free SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test. Please do not go to the SHIELD testing site in the Holmes Student Center if you are symptomatic.
Testing for those with symptoms or who have been exposed is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Prior to your appointment, please complete the COVID-19 Screening Checklist.
Additional testing locations can be found through the following sites:
NIU will accept an over the counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 test if you have a photo of your test result. If you test positive, we encourage you to confirm results with an official lab test or contact your provider. You can get an official lab test through the Sick-Only testing outlined above.