COVID-19 Information

In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health, South Suburban College is now providing Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccination options, along with COVID-19 PCR testing at its free drive-thru site in South Holland.  Both the COVID-19 vaccination and testing are also now open four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The drive-thru is located within the Northwest Parking Lot at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.  While no appointment is necessary, individuals seeking testing may save time by pre-registering online from https://rebrand.ly/idph. Testing and vaccination site inquiries may be made by calling (888) 297-7208.

Beginning Monday, October 25th, the SHIELD Illinois rapid testing program at the Oak Forest Center (OFC) will only be available on Mondays from 7-9 a.m. Testing results are available within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, a SHIELD Illinois account may be created through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code df5brbrj for this location.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
This Week
11/01/21 – 11/07/21
Cumulative Since 3/19/20
Students 0 27
Employees 1 45
Total 1 72
Table updated on 11/03/2021

In accordance with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s vaccine or test mandate, the college has partnered with the health verification system Cleared4 to easily allow students and employees to upload COVID vaccination cards, COVID test results, and to submit daily symptom checks.

Questions About Visiting One of Our Campuses

You’ll need an Access Pass in order to enter campus. Here’s how to get it:

  • You should have received a personalized link from “no-reply@cleared4work.com” via your SSC email. Open the link to access your profile. Didn’t receive a link? Self register here.
  • You’ll be asked to complete a one-time confidential health survey.
  • After that, you’ll need to answer one health question each day before arriving on campus.
  • Once you are cleared for work or class, you can open your daily “AccessPass.”
  • Follow the signs when arriving on campus and show your pass to the greeter.

Access Passes from Cleared4 are not required for visitors who are rarely on campus, such as prospective students and/or parents, test-takers, and general members of the public who are not on campus at least once a week and not enrolled in classes.

Visitors will still be required to follow existing social distancing and masking protocols.

For a list of frequently asked questions about Cleared4, including about privacy, visit the Cleared4 FAQ page.

If you didn’t receive a personal link or text from Cleared4, you can self-register here.

 

Questions About Vaccine Mandate or Testing Requirement

Yes. When on campus, employees, students and visitors are required to wear masks in all common, interior spaces. Masks should cover your nose and mouth.
Employees and students are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If unvaccinated, employees and students are required to take weekly COVID tests. If you are unvaccinated you will be required to take a weekly COVID test, effective the week of September 25, 2021.
Starting September 25, 2021, South Suburban College will require enrolled students who are unvaccinated to get a COVID test once per week if you are regularly on campus for any on-campus class, lab, academic testing, or seeking services. Students who complete their coursework exclusively remotely are not required to test weekly.
Starting September 25, 2021, South Suburban College will require enrolled students who are unvaccinated to get a COVID test once per week if you are regularly on campus for any on-campus class, lab, academic testing, or seeking services.
Visitors to campus, such as prospective students and/or parents, test-takers, and general members of the public who are not on campus at least once a week will be required to follow existing social distancing and masking protocols.

 

Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Status

SSC has partnered with health verification system Cleared4 to easily enter your proof of COVID vaccination, upload your test results, and more. This user-friendly service will help keep you, your families and everyone visiting campus safe and compliant with our current policies.
South Suburban College continues to host a COVID-19 drive-thru testing and vaccination (Johnson & Johnson) site four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health. No appointment is necessary for the drive-thru tents set up at the College’s Main Campus northwest parking lot. Testing and vaccination site inquiries may be made by calling (888) 297-7208.Free rapid COVID-19 testing is available at the Oak Forest Center through the SHIELD Illinois program with new hours on Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Testing results are available within 24 hours.
Those who choose not to get the vaccine are required to get a COVID test once a week, effective September 25, 2021, regardless of vaccine exemption.
An individual is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. Students and employees that are on campus are required to get tested weekly until fully vaccinated.

 

Questions About COVID Testing

South Suburban College continues to host a COVID-19 drive-thru testing and vaccination (Johnson & Johnson) site four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health. No appointment is necessary for the drive-thru tents set up at the College’s Main Campus northwest parking lot. Testing and vaccination site inquiries may be made by calling (888) 297-7208. Free rapid COVID-19 testing is available at the Oak Forest Center through the SHIELD Illinois program with new hours on Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Testing results are available within 24 hours.
If you are unvaccinated you will be required to take a weekly COVID test, effective the week of September 25, 2021. Those with an approved religious or medical exemption will still be required to take a weekly COVID test.No appointment is necessary for the drive-thru tents set up at the College’s Main Campus northwest parking lot. Testing and vaccination site inquiries may be made by calling (888) 297-7208.
Testing must be conducted in conjunction with a certified lab; home/self-testing results will not be accepted.
Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing is offered four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health at the College’s Main Campus northwest parking lot. Free rapid COVID-19 testing is available at the Oak Forest Center through the SHIELD Illinois program.

If you have not provided proof of vaccination, you must complete weekly COVID tests, starting September 25, 2021. Students and employees that are on campus are required to get tested weekly until fully vaccinated.An individual is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

Those who are fully vaccinated typically do not need to be routinely tested. However, the CDC recommends that anyone with any signs of symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status.

Follow South Suburban College’s existing COVID protocols after a positive COVID test, when feeling symptomatic, or feeling asymptomatic if you’ve been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID case.