Coronavirus

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on 8/27/21
Review the ICC Vaccination Update by the ICC President – Vaccine Mandate FAQ’s coming soon

General

How do I find out more about the emergency financial aid grants provided by the CARES Act?

View our Cares Act FAQs document for more information related to the emergency financial aid grants to ICC Students provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Health Guidelines

How should I report Covid-19 related illness or exposure?

  • Employees feeling ill, diagnosed with COVID-19, or exposed to COVID-19 (unless fully vaccinated) must notify a supervisor immediately. Do not come to campus. The supervisor should:
    • Immediately send employee home (if on campus)
    • Notify Risk Management/Benefits and Leaves office at [email protected]
    • Individuals should contact their local county health departments for quarantine and health care information.
    • Benefits and Leaves Office will contact the individual.
  • Students feeling ill, diagnosed with COVID-19, or exposed to COVID-19 (unless fully vaccinated) must notify an instructor immediately. Do not come to campus. The instructor should:
    • Immediately send student home (if on campus)
    • Notify their Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, and Risk Management/Benefits and Leaves office at [email protected]
    • Individuals should contact their local county health departments for quarantine and health care information.
    • Benefits and Leaves Office will contact the individual.
  • View the Covid Illness Reporting Guidelines for Employee and Student and Return Guidelines flowchart for more information.

What restrictions are there for travel?

There is no college-related international travel. Follow CDC guidelines for returning to work or school after international travel.

No other restrictions are currently in place. However, it is recommended you monitor your destination region for positivity and case rates prior to travel.

Are masks required on campus and where can someone get disposable masks if they don’t have one?

Following current IDPH and CDC guidelines, face masks are required inside buildings on all ICC campuses until further notice. For more information, view the Face Covering (Mask) Protocol page.

What health screenings are in place when coming to campus?

Use of the HealthCheck 360 screening has been discontinued. Individuals should self-monitor for covid-19 symptoms before coming to campus.

Access and Building Use

How do I access the campus? Parking? Building access?

Building entrances and exits are no longer limited or one-way directional. View Maps, Hours, and Parking for more information.

Are events being held on campus?

College-hosted events are currently being held on campus. External group events will not be held on campus before October 2021.

Is the CougarPlex open?

The Cougarplex Fitness Center is currently open for students, athletics, faculty, and staff. Call the Fitness Center front desk at (309) 694-5419 to reserve your time. The center is phasing in availability to the public, with full opening scheduled for the Fall.Visit the Fitness Center page for more information.

Is the ICC Children’s Center open?

The Children’s Center is open and provides high-quality, educational child care services to students, employees, and community members. Affordable services are available for full- or part-time days for potty-trained children ages 2-6. The Child Care Voucher Assistance Program supports low-income students by supplementing the cost of childcare so students can attend class and focus on coursework. For more information, visit icc.edu/childcare or email [email protected]

Will the cafeteria be open for students in housing?

The cafeteria will be open on the East Peoria and Peoria campuses for the Fall 2021 semester.

Where are the open computer labs for students? What are the hours? Procedure?

From June 1 – July 30, 2021, an open computer lab is available on the East Peoria Campus in Technology Center 108 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am – 2 pm and Fridays from 8 am – noon.On the Peoria Campus, an open computer lab is available in Hickory 127 on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am – 2pm.

Academics

What are the Fall 2021 class formats?

  • The Fall 2021 semester is returning with more in-person classes and an increased schedule of student activities and athletic events. Visit Class Formats for more information.
  • All classes will use Blackboard for the following: syllabus, mode information and explanation of modality, any alternative virtual platform used with directions, office hours, and faculty contact information.

What technology is required for my classes?

Visit the Student Technology Resources page for more information, including the Standard Computer Requirement for online learning students. Technology rentals are available through the Bookstore.

What kind of student support and tutoring is available?

Virtual tutoring is available online. Visit the Academic Support Center to see hours and make an appointment.

What happens if a student cannot complete a course due to a COVID illness/exposure situation?

A student may request an Incomplete for the course. If an Incomplete is not possible, there are procedures in place to request a medical withdrawal and tuition appeal. Contact Enrollment Services for assistance.

How do I contact an adviser?

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How will students with disabilities be accommodated in the new alternative delivery?

Students should contact Access Services at [email protected]

How are international students affected?

Students should contact the International Support office with questions at [email protected]