Immediate changes to SHIELD CU community testing locations and hours
July 16, 2021 4:42 PM

Dear faculty, staff and students, 

We are pleased to share that COVID-19 testing for community members is now more widely available through SHIELD CU. Free testing for all community members (age 8 and older) is now offered at Parkland Community College in addition to State Farm Center. Please note the immediate changes to State Farm Center community testing hours and days below.

Testing times and locations are subject to change. Visit or check the Safer Community app for up-to-date hours and locations.

State Farm Center 
1800 S. First Street, Champaign
Sun: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and noon

Parkland Community College
M-4 parking lot tent
2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign
Mon, Wed, Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This recent expansion of testing is part of a collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health to make the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 saliva test available to community colleges and schools across the state. 

COVID-19 testing remains an essential component of our community’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of all. Below are some recent enhancements to the SHIELD CU program to make testing easier and more useful to community members:

  • Parents and guardians with minors can access multiple family accounts within a single log in using the Safer Community app.
  • The Safer Community app now offers the option to print or email test results.
  • Those who are unable to use the Safer Community app may still test by registering in person and getting their test results by phone.

Visit for more information about SHIELD CU. If you have questions about registration, testing, test results, or the Safer Community app, please contact


Wanda Ward
Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations
Neal Cohen
Professor of Psychology
Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

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