Emergency Management

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keeping you informed on COVID-19.

Coronavirus ECC FAQ & Resources

Updates as of 6:37 PM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

The college is closely monitoring news concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will share information that directly impacts the ECC community on this page as it becomes available.


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Published 06/02/2020

Important Message from ECC President, Dr. David Sam

This year has presented some of the most pressing issues of our time. Not only are communities of color dealing with the realities of the disparities that exist in health care as exemplified by the disproportionate representation of those affected by COVID-19, they are also living in a country where systemic racism thrives and repeated cries for allies seem to go unnoticed.

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Published 05/30/2020

Important Update from Elgin Community College

On Saturday, May 30, Elgin Community College learned that an employee, who worked on campus this week, was exposed to COVID-19 by a family member.

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Statement
Published 05/28/2020

ECC's Partial Opening Phase Information for Employees

ECC is moving forward with our plan to gradually reopen the Spartan Drive campus to select employees and students taking lab courses beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. Please be aware that each of ECC’s phases will coincide with guidance outlined in Gov. J.B Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan and is contingent on a number of factors, all of which are subject to change.

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Published 04/24/2020

ECC campus to reopen to limited number of employees on Monday, June 1

As a result of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent announcement to extend the state’s current “stay-at-home” order through the end of May, Elgin Community College will reopen its campus, to specific employees, utilizing a phased approach, beginning Monday, June, 1.

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Published 04/16/2020

Student Communication Update - April 15, 2020

Elgin Community College (ECC) remains committed to the success of our students. With less than a month remaining to complete the spring 2020 semester for students in remote learning, we encourage students to complete the semester by utilizing all of the strategies, resources and support provided to you by the college. A list is available at elgin.edu/remotehub. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ECC has established policies specific to the spring 2020 term, not only to promote successful com

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Published 04/09/2020

Elgin Community College artists do their part to help flatten the COVID-19 curve

Across the country, people are finding creative ways to support essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A trio of Elgin Community College faculty, staff, and alums are finding their own ways to do their part.

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Published 04/09/2020

Student Services Update

As a result of Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement to extend the state’s current “stay-at-home” order through Thursday, April 30, Elgin Community College will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 04. Consequently, the college will continue to provide academic, financial, and student support services remotely. Please see the attached updated Support Services Resource Guide. Most services will utilize phone, email, and/or Google Hangouts* as modes of communication.

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Published 04/02/2020

Return to Campus Date is May 4, 2020

Employees with essential responsibilities, as notified by their supervisors, will work remotely until we return to campus on Monday, May 04. All class instruction will continue to be delivered through alternative delivery formats for the remainder of the spring semester. Students taking lab and specialized courses will be contacted by their instructors on when their classes will resume.

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Published 03/24/2020

Semester update from Dean Robinson

Although Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home order is currently in effect through Tuesday, April 7, please remember instruction resumes on March 30, 2020, in alternative learning formats (remotely) for most courses, with the exception of some lab courses and other specialized courses. No on-campus classes will be in session the week of March 30.

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Published 03/20/2020

A message of gratitude and support from Dr. Sam

Thank you all for your commitment and dedication to our students during these unprecedented times. It is during times of hardship and uncertainty that our Shared Values come alive, guiding our decision making and solidifying our mission. I am grateful for how our entire ECC family – faculty, staff, administrators, and community - has rallied around our students.

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Published 03/19/2020

ECC Foundation seeks support to keep students on educational path

The Elgin Community College Foundation has established the ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund to help students most impacted by this crisis. The ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund has already been seeded with a generous donation of $10,000. We are seeking community support to ensure every impacted student can continue their education in these uncertain economic times.

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Published 03/16/2020

ECC Schedule Updates for Spring Semester

Even as we write this email, we realize changes could occur that will affect campus operations, teaching, and instruction for the next few months. We also know in these uncertain times that it is important to have information that helps you make important decisions and plan ahead. At the time of this communication, there have been no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any of the ECC locations.

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Published 03/13/2020

ECC announces updates related to COVID-19

As a result of Governor Pritzker’s announcement to close all K-12 schools in Illinois through the end of March, the college has amended its plan for the overall health and safety of the entire ECC community.

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Published 03/13/2020

ECC announces spring break extension and other updates related to COVID-19

Elgin Community College is aware that information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. In fact, this worldwide pandemic has undoubtedly led to anxiety and uncertainty while impacting lives and daily business operations in every industry.

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Published 03/11/2020

ECC acts to limit potential COVID-19 exposure

We are all concerned about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Elgin Community College. Working together as a team, the college continues to diligently monitor the situation. We have put several precautionary measures into place to limit potential exposure while assessing our policies and procedures.

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Published 03/03/2020

Message to Students in the 2020 Italian Language and Culture Study Abroad Program to Italy

Upon careful review of the latest travel advisories issued to Italy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel and the U.S. Department of State Level 3: Reconsider Travel and a Level 4 - Do Not Travel to certain regions, the College has decided to postpone the Language and Culture 2020 study abroad program to Urbania, Italy until summer 2021.

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Published 03/03/2020

Message to Students in the 2020 Culinary Arts and Hospitality Study Abroad Program to Italy

Elgin Community College continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in Italy. Upon careful review of the latest travel advisories issued to Italy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel and the U.S. Department of State Level 3: Reconsider Travel and a Level 4 - Do Not Travel to certain regions, the College has decided to postpone the Culinary Arts and Hospitality study abroad program to Urbania, Italy until May 2021.

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Published 03/03/2020

ECC message concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19)

As information concerning the coronavirus continues to evolve, we feel it is important to keep you informed of the steps the college is taking and your role in keeping our campus healthy.

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Statement
Published 02/24/2020

Emergency management tracks impact of colds/flu on campus

The Elgin Community College Emergency Management Department works closely with the Kane County Health Department (KCHD) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor and address health concerns that could impact our campus community. Most recently, the College has been closely tracking the COVID-19 virus (previously named Coronavirus).

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Published 01/24/2020

Public Health Message for the ECC Community

Recent news stories relating to a new strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, may be causing you concern. At this time, the Kane County Health Department (KCDH) is reporting no confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus in Kane County.