Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our response has been focused on our campus community’s health and safety. If you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should remain at home and, consult with your healthcare provider. Common symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Wearing a mask is optional but it is your best defense against the virus. If you test positive, please email our Morton College COVID Coordinator, Kathryn Watkins, CovidVaccine@morton.edu. A contact tracing will be conducted, and you will be provided with quarantine directions consistent with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and the CDC guidance. As a reminder, all educators and staff working pre-K through college, college students, and health care workers require COVID-19 vaccination or undergo COVID testing at least once a week per Governor Pritzker’s issued Executive Order 2021-20, COVID-19 Executive Order No. 87. SHIELD IL conducts COVID testing on-site. The COVID-19 test will be administered for free. Click here for COVId-19 testing on-campus hours. If you have not yet uploaded your documentation, please go onto Cleared4 and upload as soon as you can. If you do not provide proof of vaccination, you must submit weekly testing for COVID-19. Morton College offers COVID-19 testing daily. Visit our website for more information. Morton College is committed to helping and providing resources for our college community and make every effort to accommodate those who are sick with COVID-19. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Morton College COVID Coordinator, Kathryn Watkins, CovidVaccine@morton.edu. Thank you.