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Expiration of Governor's COVID-19 Testing Vaccination Requirements for Higher Ed Students

Last updated: 7/25/2022

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that a provision included in Executive Order 2021-20 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 87) and Executive Order 2021-22 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 88) requiring higher education students and employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit a weekly COVID-negative test result expires July 25th. You may read the full press release from the Governor’s office here.

As such, Elgin Community College no longer requires students to submit proof of vaccination or a weekly COVID-negative test to be approved to attend on-campus classes effective yesterday, Monday, July 25th, 2022.

The expiration of the executive order means:

  • ECC ended its vaccination/testing compliance requirements effective July 25th, 2022.
  • Employees and students no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or submit a weekly COVID-negative test result.
  • Students no longer need to be “approved” for on-campus classes by Student Services or upload vaccination/testing information into the Cleared4 portal.
  • The Student COVID Response Team (StudentCRT@elgin.edu) remains available to provide limited guidance and support for student COVID-19 exposures. ECC will only do contact tracing if the infected student requests it.
  • ECC will treat COVID-19 cases as any other illness - students should remain off campus if feeling ill and refer to the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator for guidance.
  • ECC will no longer offer COVID-19 testing on campus.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who enroll in a Health Professions program requiring a clinical site component will still need to comply with the vaccination and testing requirements of the clinical sites.

Visit the Kane County Health Department for updated COVID-19 information in the county, including testing locations and current transmission rates. You may also visit vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near you.