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|
5/3/2021 – 5/9/2021
|Cumulative Since 3/19/20|
|Table updated on 5/3/2021|
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.
- South Suburban College Drive-Thru Testing Site Now Providing Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations – (6/29)
- Cook County Closes South Suburban College Vaccination Site – (6/01)
- South Suburban College COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Adjusts Weekday Schedule, Reopens Saturdays – (3/17)
- South Suburban College COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Now Open Weekdays Only – (3/08)
- Cook County Announces Third Large Scale Community Vaccination Site at South Suburban College – (2/11)
- South Suburban College Extends COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Services through December with the IDPH – (10/02)
- South Suburban College COVID-19 Testing Tent Starts New 8-4 Drive-Thru Hours – REVISED – (7/30)
- South Suburban College Announces Virtual Classroom and Blended Courses for the Fall Semester – (7/06)
- Governor Pritzker Visits Opening of New COVID-19 Testing Site at South Suburban College’s Main Campus in South Holland – (6/03)
- The SSC Physical Fitness and Athletic Center is being utilized as a COVID-19 testing site.
- 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.
- Classes Will be Offered Through Virtual Classroom Model This Summer at South Suburban College – (4/24)
- South Suburban College has extended our Virtual Classroom Model through the Summer Semester.
- The Book Buyback normally held in May will be postponed. Once we are able to reschedule, we will post up the new dates and times.
- South Suburban College is rescheduling our 2020 Commencement Ceremony for Sunday, June 7, 2020, pending new developments. For more information visit our Graduation Information page.
- President Lynette Stokes provides a message regarding South Suburban College’s COVID-19 efforts and initiatives. UPDATED 4/17/2020
- South Suburban College Foundation Seeks Student Assistance Donations through New COVID-19 Impact Fund – (4/16)
- South Suburban College to Donate Supplies and Shields to Local Healthcare Providers, Foundation Establishes COVID-19 Impact Fund – (4/02)
- 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.