Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates →

Please click here for the latest information regarding Benedictine University's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Masks

A mask must be worn at all times in non-private indoor spaces and any crowded outdoor space. Your mask should fit properly, and should cover your nose and mouth at all times (especially when talking!). Cloth masks should have at least three layers, and should ideally have one filtration layer.

More information about masks, kinds of masks, when to wear masks, and more can be found on this  WHO site

Mask FAQs (PDF)

If you forget a mask, masks are available at the University Police Station, on the lower level of the Parking Garage.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID Testing is scheduled for every Monday from 8-10am, Wednesday from 7-10am, and Friday from 8-10am, and is conducted in the Eagle Room of the Dan & Ada Rice Center.

Registration is NOT required, you can simply walk up to get registered for testing.

If you are unable to attend campus testing, an incomplete list of alternative testing sites can be found HERE.


The Postal Service is delivering one shipment of 4 COVID tests per residential address free of charge. Enter your name, address and email at http://www.usps.com/covidtest to request a shipment.

Submit Vaccination Records / Exemption Request

Student Vaccination Reporting Form

Faculty/Staff Vaccination Reporting Form

Student vaccination exemption requests for all vaccines need to be approved by Student Health Services. Please contact Student Health Services at 630-829-6046 or email studenthealth@ben.edu for more information.

Faculty/Staff, please refer to the form from Human Resources.

Spring 2022 Semester Quick Notes

Masks are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. 

Surveillance testing is required for all non-vaccinated members of the Benedictine Community who are on campus. More information.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is required by a state mandate. See button above to submit your vaccination record.

COVID Response & Resource Center
Email: COVIDResponse@ben.edu
Phone:  630-829-6039
Location:  Krasa 115A
Hours:  M-F 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.