Updated Face-Coverings and Social Distancing Protocols go into effect July 26 at ECC

  • Tags: General | Statement
Published 07/19/2021
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Effective Monday, July 26, 2021, Elgin Community College will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear face-coverings. Wearing face-coverings for vaccinated individuals is optional. For those who are unvaccinated or classified as “at-risk,” wearing face-coverings will be required except in situations when they are outdoors, and social distancing can be maintained. 

ECC continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for mixed campuses, along with several other governing bodies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Education, the Kane County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

ECC will not inquire about the vaccination status of employees, students, and visitors except in cases where ECC must perform contact tracing and/or make quarantine determinations for students and employees.

ECC Vaccine Clinics

ECC is helping to increase ease and access to vaccines through its upcoming vaccination clinics to be held on July 21 and Aug. 11 (second shot clinic). The clinics are held in partnership with the Kane County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The clinic is open to all students, employees, and community members, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

The first clinic on July 21 will offer the Pfizer (for ages 12 and older) and limited Johnson & Johnson (for ages 18 and older) vaccines. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The second vaccine clinic is on Aug. 11 for the second Pfizer dose, along with limited Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Both clinics will be in the Jobe Lounge in Building B from 2-7 p.m.

Individuals should register online for either clinic online at bit.ly/3edxNTr. Walk-ins will be accepted, but registration is recommended to ensure a slot. For complete details, including how to enter to win a free class at ECC and receive free giveaways, visit ECC’s News Room.