Public Health Information

Public Health Information

Kishwaukee College is committed to providing the necessary tools and resources needed for students and staff to be successful and safe online and on campus. 

Updated Covid-19 Guidance

As of July 13, 2022, Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order has been amended. Higher education personnel and students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer require weekly surveillance testing. Furthermore, faculty, students and staff no longer must submit proof of vaccination.

As of August 11, 2022, the CDC updated the following:

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, one no longer needs to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Instead, the CDC recommends to wear a high-quality mask for 10 days.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate for 5 days. End isolation after day 5 and wear a mask around others through day 10. 
  • The CDC now recommends case investigation and contact tracing only in health care settings and certain high-risk congregate settings.
  • The CDC de-emphasized the 6-feet distance rule and continues to emphasize the improvement of ventilation.

Masks

Masking is optional on the College campus. 

COVID-19 Reporting

COVID-19 REPORTING FORM

View communications to faculty, staff and students regarding COVID-19 updates to College operations.

Learn More

Kishwaukee College has received COVID-19 relief money from the federal and state governments. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) include CARES; GEERS; CRRSSA; and American Rescue Plan.

Learn More

Monkeypox Virus

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as the variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. 

For more information on prevention, symptoms, treatments and vaccination, visit the CDC website


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