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Rokwire Directors Receive U of I System Honor

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen on Monday honored 28 key leaders of the system’s COVID-19 response with the Presidential Medallion. The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Award recipients from the Rokwire project William Sullivan, professor of Landscape Architecture and director of the Smart, Healthy, Communities Initiative. John M. Paul,…

Rokwire Leaders Recognized with Award for ‘Research Response to Community Crisis’

Rokwire leaders were honored, along with other members of the University of Illinois, with the Research Response to Community Crisis Award, given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The award recognizes the innovative and immensely effective SHIELD COVID-19 testing program. The program developed one of the first COVID-19 PCR tests from saliva samples, and organized…

App supporting a safe return to campus

AWS Public Sector Blog Team (October 9, 2020)  This Amazon Web Services blog post describes how the University of Illinois uses mobile applications to support a safe return to campus. The University Safer Illinois app can track users’ symptoms, record COVID-19 test results, get connected to medical resources, and help with contact tracing. Safer Illinois uses AWS…

Safer Illinois provides digital support for COVID-positive students

A Daily Illini article by Amrita Bhattacharyya describes an overlooked feature of the Safer Illinois app: medical advice that students can get. The Safer Illinois app is primarily used to track COVID-19 test results and gain access to buildings, but it also provides medical advice to students who may be isolating.  Students can use the…

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