COVID-19: Coronavirus Updates & Information

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM CT

Macoupin County (IL) Transmission Levels

August 23 – Macoupin County is now at HIGH levels for transmission. Indoor masking is recommended.

This statistic is updated every Thursday on the CDC website.

Latest Message to Blackburn Community

COVID-19 Updates for the Blackburn Community (7/18/22)

In accordance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s July 13 executive order, Blackburn College will no longer require weekly testing for faculty, staff or students who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The safety and well-being of our campus community is very important. Blackburn College continues to highly recommend staying updated with all vaccinations/boosters as recommended by the CDC. Any unvaccinated individual who is exposed will continue to have more restrictive quarantine and masking rules. Please note that conditions may change with restrictions being updated as needed.

The Report an Illness form process continues to be very effective in keeping our campus safe.
As a reminder, any member of the Blackburn community (students and employees) must use the “Report an Illness” link HERE if any of the following apply:

  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever of 100.4°F or higher;  congestion/runny nose, fatigue, headache, cough; sore throat; shortness of breath; difficulty breathing; loss of taste and/or smell).
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The information you submit will automatically be forwarded to our COVID-19 response team who will then reach out to you.

If you are exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above, please stay home or in your residence hall room until you are contacted by a Blackburn staff member. In addition, if you live on campus, please notify your RA.

Report an Illness