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.
This article describes how the University of Illinois expanded its saliva-based COVID-19 testing to families and schools in the Champaign-Urbana area in 2021. This expanded testing is supported by Rokwire’s Safer Community app.
An 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.