Coronavirus COVID-19

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 protocolFree on-campus testing is available on all campuses.

Employees and on-campus students will receive 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].

  • Following current IDPH and CDC guidelines, face masks are required inside buildings on all ICC campuses until further notice.
    ICC will monitor the situation and adjust policies as necessary.
  • Anyone traveling as a group for College-related activities must provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours prior to departure (or on Friday if departure is on the weekend). This includes students and accompanying employees, such as sponsors and bus drivers, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who have recovered from Covid are exempt from testing requirements for 90 days. Ample opportunities for free on-campus testing are available.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases at Illinois Central College

Current Week (December 13-19, 2021)
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