Alternative COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are very grateful that so many people have quickly signed up for tests through Matrix Medical. Unfortunately, Matrix Medical has met its capacity for next week, so I am writing today to share several other testing options.

Alternate Testing Options

  • Any faculty or staff member with Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage can be reimbursed for the full cost of a COVID-19 viral test at any in-network provider. For the purposes of the required pre-opening COVID-19 testing, and for those purposes only, the university will allow individuals to use regular work hours to get tested.
  • Any student, faculty, or staff member can also obtain a COVID-19 test at any state testing site at no cost. Travel costs up to $20 will be reimbursed, and details on requesting reimbursement will be provided next week.
  • Another alternative is to schedule a test at a Chicago Department of Public Health testing site. Again, travel costs up to $20 will be reimbursed.
Reporting of Test Results
Once you have your COVID-19 viral test results, students should report results to medproctor.com, while faculty and staff should report their results to Viktoria Rill in the Office of Human Resources at vrill@iit.edu.As a reminder, students who are living on campus are expected to submit documentation that they have been tested for COVID-19 by Monday, August 24. Essential staff and faculty currently working on campus are also expected to submit their documentation by August 24. Students who are registered for in-class instruction and/or plan to visit campus are expected to submit their documentation by September 4. Faculty and staff who will be returning to campus starting on September 8 are expected to submit their documentation by September 4. Faculty and staff starting after the week of September 8 are expected to submit their documentation no fewer than five days prior to their start date.Thank you for helping us. We are in this together.Sincerely,

Katherine Stetz
Vice Provost, Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Illinois Institute of Technology