U of I System assisting state in COVID-19 response
The University of Illinois System is sharing expertise and resources from across its three universities and healthcare enterprise to support the state’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Tim Killeen said the university system’s contributions include being chosen as a clinical trial site for a possible new COVID-19 treatemnt, helping accelerate testing, producing hand sanitizer to ease shortages, and leading-edge analysis to inform state leaders on the spread of the virus and gauge its economic impact.
“The people of our state are facing an unprecedented challenge, one that is disrupting their lives and clouding the future,” Killeen said. “Their state’s flagship university system is here to help in any way possible, sharing its world-class resources to put this crisis behind us.”
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said the U of I System is playing a key role in guiding the state’s response to the crisis and its continued planning to stem the outbreak.