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Mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission at a Large Public University

Ranoa, D.R. et al., MedRxiv, June 9, 2022. Nature Communications: 13: 3207.

In Fall 2020, universities saw extensive transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among their populations, threatening health of the university and surrounding communities, and viability of in-person instruction. Here we report a case study at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where a multimodal “SHIELD: Target, Test, and Tell” program, with other nonpharmaceutical interventions, was employed to keep classrooms and laboratories open.

Rokwire: Let’s make smart communities a reality

Rokwire. “Let’s Make Smart Communities a Reality.” Whitepaper. May 2021.

Read this whitepaper to learn about Rokwire, an interdisciplinary project of the Smart, Healthy Communities Initiative at the University of Illinois. Rokwire is building an open source digital ecosystem for mobile devices to enable the smart, healthy communities of the future.

An Examination of People’s Privacy Concerns, Perceptions of Social Benefits, and Acceptance of COVID-19 Mitigation Measures that Harness Location Information

Rokwire cited in publication.

Kim, J. & Kwan, M. International Journal of Geo-Information. January 2021. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi10010025

This paper examines people’s privacy concerns, perceptions of social benefits, and acceptance of various COVID-19 control measures that harness location information using data collected through an online survey in the U.S. and South Korea.

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