South Suburban College Providing Options to its Community Comply with State Vax or Test Mandate

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In response to Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s announcement of a new COVID-19 vaccine requirement for higher education personnel and students, South Suburban College (SSC) has set a September 24th deadline for proof of vaccination via www.ssc.edu/c19vax. COVID-19 testing will become a weekly requirement for employees and students who do not comply.

SSC continues to provide both drive-thru COVID-19 testing and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at no cost. The one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for individuals ages 18 years and older. Vaccination is available three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and free testing is available the same days plus Saturday. The drive-thru set up at the College’s Main Campus is located within the Northwest parking lot at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

The College also offers a free COVID-19 rapid testing site located at the Oak Forest Center (OFC) through the SHIELD Illinois program two days a week on Mondays at 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. Testing results are available within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, a SHIELD Illinois account must be created through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code df5brbrj for this location. The OFC is conveniently located near I-57 at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.