All SSC employees and on-campus students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with the executive order issued by Gov. Pritzker on Aug. 26, 2021. Employees and on-campus students not vaccinated by September 24, 2021, will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing until vaccinated. Testing must be conducted in conjunction with a certified lab; home/self-testing results will not be accepted.
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.
|COVID-19 Confirmed Cases|
09/13/21 – 09/19/21
|Cumulative Since 3/19/20|
|Table updated on 9/14/2021|
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
Common coronaviruses typically cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms.
The most common symptoms include:
- 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.