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ICC Vaccination Update from the ICC President-10.4.21

Dear ICC students,

As you know, Illinois Central College must be in compliance with the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Here is the latest update that will get us there.

Those of you who have some component of on-campus activity have been receiving emails (from [email protected] to your ICC email account) and texts with your personal link to the Cleared4 system. As a reminder, this is the system ICC is using to collect data and manage the testing tracking for both employees and students. Every student receiving this MUST follow the on-screen instructions to answer the questions and complete the onscreen disclaimer. Thank you to those who have responded in the system and either uploaded your vaccination card or accepted the onscreen disclaimer.

On-campus testing is now available. Starting this week, October 4-8, those who have received the Cleared4 link and have not uploaded a vaccination card are required to begin weekly testing. While you may have a medical or religious reason not to vaccinate, there are no valid medical or religious exemptions to testing. Students can test free at the following on-campus locations. Appointments are NOT needed. You can also test off-campus at a community testing site or via an at-home testing kit and upload your results to Cleared4. On-campus tests are a nasal swab of the nostril.

At your first test, you will provide the testing agency, the Center for COVID Control, with an email address where your results will be sent. You are then in charge of checking your email and uploading your results to the Cleared4 system weekly. Please note: The Center for COVID Control may ask for photo identification and your insurance information, if available.

On-Campus Testing Locations: (Appointments NOT needed)

  • East Peoria Campus
    Performing Arts Center (PAC) Dance Studio
    1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL
    Testing Available: Mondays from 9 am-4 pm; Wednesdays from 1:30-5 pm; Fridays from 9 am-4 pm
  • Peoria Campus
    Student Center Room 220
    5407 N. University Street, Peoria, IL
    Testing Available: Tuesdays from 9 am-4 pm; Thursdays from 9 am-4 pm
  • Pekin Campus
    Common Area
    225 Hanna Drive, Pekin, IL
    Testing Available: Wednesdays from 9 am-12:30 pm

Off-Campus or At-Home Testing

You can also test off-campus at a community testing site or via an at-home testing kit and upload your results to Cleared4. ICC will not cover the expense of the home tests. We hope these multiple options meet your needs. If this creates a barrier or challenge for you, please reach out to the email address created for students – [email protected].

Thank you for doing your part so ICC is in compliance with the statewide mandate and we can continue to serve you on campus. As we navigate these ever-changing times, know we are here to support you. Have a great week.

Sincerely,

Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey signature
Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey
President of Illinois Central Colleg