COVID-19 Information

The Illinois Department of Public Health drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at South Suburban College officially closed on March 31, 2022. SHIELD Illinois Rapid COVID-19 testing officially closed at the Oak Forest Center on April 4, 2022. 

Free rapid COVID-19 testing at the Main Campus in South Holland through SHIELD Illinois is available in the MiJack Room on Mondays from 12 PM – 4 PM, Wednesdays from 9 AM – 1 PM, and Thursdays from 12 PM – 4 PM. PLEASE NOTE: They will be closed on Thursday, May 19th. To schedule a test with SHIELD, create an account through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code df5brbrj.

Please visit  https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/testing.html for a list of other locations still offering COVID-19 testing or https://www.vaccines.gov/ for vaccine information.

On Tuesday, April 19, Governor JB Pritzker amended Executive Order 2022-06 to align with the ending of the enforcement of the federal mask mandate and removing those requirements for the State of Illinois. Please be advised that effective June 1, 2022, SSC will lift our masking mandate. Masks will of course continue to be optional and available on our campuses.

Updated 04/25/2022

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
This Week 5/16/22 – 5/22/22 Cumulative Since 3/19/20
Students 0 32
Employees 0 76
Total 0 108
Table updated on 5/16/2022

We will continue to require masks and testing through the current semester, at a minimum, following our Spring 2022 Reentry Plan guidance. 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 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. SSC will contiue to require masks through the current semester, at a minimum, following its Spring 2022 Reentry Plan guidance.
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.
You can access a list of testing and vaccination sites at https://www.vaccines.gov/.
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

Free rapid COVID-19 testing at the Main Campus in South Holland through SHIELD Illinois is available in the MiJack Room on Mondays from 12 PM – 4 PM, Wednesdays from 9 AM – 1 PM, and Thursdays from 12 PM – 4 PM. Please note they will be closed on Thursday, May 19th. To schedule a test with SHIELD, create an account through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code df5brbrj.

Please visit  https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/testing.html for a list of other locations still offering COVID-19 testing or https://www.vaccines.gov/ for vaccine information.

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.
Testing must be conducted in conjunction with a certified lab; home/self-testing results will not be accepted.

Free rapid COVID-19 testing at the Main Campus in South Holland through SHIELD Illinois is available in the MiJack Room on Mondays from 12 PM – 4 PM, Wednesdays from 9 AM – 1 PM, and Thursdays from 12 PM – 4 PM. To schedule a test with SHIELD, create an account through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code df5brbrj.

Please visit  https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/testing.html for a list of other locations still offering COVID-19 testing or https://www.vaccines.gov/ for vaccine information.

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.

Effective March 30, 2022, South Suburban College will be strictly following the CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine.