COVID-19 Communications

January 11, 2022

COVID-19 Communications

Dear Students,  

Welcome to the spring semester at Kish, which starts on Tuesday, January 18. Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, be sure to check your student email regularly for updates on classes and the College’s COVID-19 procedures.   

The College is complying with the Governor’s Executive Order that requires a COVID-19 vaccine OR weekly COVID-19 testing for faculty, staff and students on college campuses. Students need a green access pass in CLEARED4, the College’s partner for scan entry verification, to enter.  

If you attended Kish in the Fall 2021 semester and provided verification for on-campus access, you do not need to re-submit for this semester. For new students, an email from CLEARED4 has been sent to your Kish email with further information.  

Vaccination verification can be uploaded through CLEARED4. Instructions for how to upload your verification are available here. Status will be updated within 24 business hours.  

Free on-site Shield COVID-19 testing is available for students who need to complete weekly testing. The Shield testing site is located through Door 6. Hours and testing information are available here.  

What to expect the week of January 18

  • Entry to the building will be available through Door 6 (Student Center), Door 58 (Library Atrium). Hours are available here.
  • Be prepared to show your green access status in CLEARED4 at entry points. Please have pass ready before entering to help ensure a smooth entrance for all. Instructions for bookmarking your pass are available here.  
  • If you do not have a green access pass, please enter Door 6, where you will be directed to the testing site.  
  • If you have already submitted your proof of vaccination to the College and you do not have a green pass in CLEARED4, please go to Door 6 for assistance or email us at covid@kish.edu prior to coming to campus.  
  • Face masks are required while inside College facilities.  

If you have questions, please visit the COVID-19 webpage

We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in complying with the Governor’s mandated Executive Order. We’re glad you’re here! 

Laurie Borowicz, Ed.D
President

Previous updates

Prevention

The CDC recommends the following everyday preventative actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Resources

The CDC has valuable information on the following:

Watch the informative video “Get the facts on coronavirus.”

Questions or concerns?

Have questions about coronavirus? Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline.

Phone: 800.889.3931

Email: dph.sick@illinois.gov

If you have questions or concerns specific to health and safety at Kishwaukee College, please submit them through the comments and suggestions form.

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