COVID-19 Information

Cook County’s mass vaccination site at South Suburban College’s Gymnasium is now open for walk-in service. All individuals ages 16 or older can (ages 16 and 17 with parent or guardian) may get vaccinated between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. No special residency, preregistration nor appointments are required.

While walk-ins are currently being vaccinated with little or no wait times, appointments may still also be scheduled at  vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. The National Guard now administers up to 1,200 Pfizer vaccines per day at the site.

South Suburban College also continues to maintain its COVID-19 drive-thru testing 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 site inquiries may be made by calling (888) 297-7208.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
This Week
5/3/2021 – 5/9/2021
Cumulative Since 3/19/20
Students 0 19
Employees 0 37
Total 0 56
Table updated on 5/3/2021

 

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

CDC Fact SheetCommon coronaviruses typically cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms.
The most common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose

Some cases of coronavirus can be more severe, and individuals experience more serious lower-respiratory tract illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. For the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems, coronavirus can be even more dangerous.

How can we prevent infections with Coronavirus and other respiratory diseases?

As with any respiratory virus, students and school personnel can protect themselves and others by taking everyday common sense actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

JUNE 2021

MAY 2021

APRIL 2021

MARCH 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

OCTOBER 2020

JULY 2020

JUNE 2020

MAY 2020

  • Please be advised that in light of Governor Pritzker’s new stay-at-home order through May, SSC will extend our facility closure until the start of summer classes on Monday, June 1st.
  • The Commencement Ceremony scheduled for June 7th is now postponed as we consider alternate options.

APRIL 2020

MARCH 2020

  • South Suburban College to Extend Spring Break through March 22nd(3/13)
  • The NJCAA announces that all athletic activities are suspended until April 3rd.
  • SSC is extending Spring Break through March 22nd, however, both campuses remain open for business.
  • SSC campus events are suspended through March 22nd.
  • SSC suspends all college-sponsored international travel including Study Abroad and Faculty Exchange programs.
  • ICCB suspends all Adult Education Programs Tuesday, March 17th through March 30th with a presumed re-opening date of March 31, 2020.