Coronavirus COVID-19

2/24/22 Update

Dear ICC students and employees,

The Governor announced Illinois is on track to lift the public indoor statewide mask requirement, expected on Monday, February 28. As a result, Illinois Central College will modify its face mask requirement as we transition to the next phase of the pandemic, based on that announcement.

As of the date of the announcement (expected Feb. 28), face coverings at ICC will be highly encouraged but not required (optional) in indoor spaces.  

During this transitional time, it’s especially important we support one another, regardless of an individual’s need or choice to wear or not wear a face mask. Individuals should feel comfortable continuing to wear face masks anywhere on campus moving forward. Individuals are expected to be considerate of one another, especially when in close proximity. Reminder: Masks and hand sanitizer are available at building entrances and throughout common areas on ICC campuses, and N95 filtered face masks are available in HR. If accommodations are needed, employees should contact [email protected] Students should contact [email protected]

At this time, the State’s vaccine/testing mandate for on-campus students and employees remains in place. ICC will continue to update and communicate any changes to the campus community.

As a reminder, vaccination continues to be the best and most effective way to protect yourself and others. The vaccination rates at the College are well above the regional rate with 69% of students vaccinated and 87% of employees vaccinated. If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination or 3rd dose/booster, on-campus vaccination clinic dates are listed below, and off-campus locations can be found here. On-campus vaccination clinics are open to all students, employees, and their families.

  • East Peoria Campus Cafeteria from 9 am-4 pm: March 8, March 29, April 19, and May 10
  • Peoria Campus Student Center from 9 am-4 pm: March 9, March 30, April 20, and May 11

For questions, employees should contact [email protected] Students should contact [email protected]

All the best always,

Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey
President of Illinois Central College

Vaccination Mandate

Illinois Central College must comply with the State’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Per the mandate, all employees and on-campus students must provide proof of vaccination or follow a weekly COVID testing protocol. Free on-campus testing is available on all campuses.

Employees and on-campus students received emails (from [email protected] to their ICC email account) and texts with personal links to the Cleared4 system. Every employee or student receiving the Cleared4 link MUST follow the on-screen instructions and complete the onscreen disclaimer. Those that do not upload a vaccination card are required to participate in weekly testing. While individuals may have a medical or religious reason not to vaccinate, there are no valid medical or religious exemptions to testing. Students who are not in compliance with vaccination or testing reporting requirements are subject to the appropriate disciplinary process. Visit the Student Disciplinary Process page for more info.

Please note: It is the responsibility of students and employees who are testing to upload their test results to their Cleared4 page. Test results are NOT automatically sent to ICC. Visit the Testing Information page for more info.

Illinois Central College strongly encourages all eligible to become fully vaccinated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in our community. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to health and safety. For questions or issues for students, contact [email protected]. For questions or issues for employees, contact [email protected].

Any COVID-19 incidents relating to ICC will be updated here. For general questions contact [email protected].

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases at Illinois Central College (tracking has been discontinued)

Current Week (March 28 – April 3, 2022)
Cumulative (Since August 1, 2021)

Symptoms of Covid-19 and Tips to Avoid Spread of Disease

Symptoms of this infectious illness include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Based on current information, symptoms can appear anywhere from 2 to 14 days after initial exposure to the disease and can be transmitted from inhaling or touching infected droplets—usually through a cough or sneeze—from an infected person. College community members are advised to exercise everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay isolated 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for additional information on prevention.

All students who need medical attention should immediately contact a medical provider.

Useful Links

Local Vaccination Clinic Schedules & Sites