Morton College Health & Wellness Update

Morton College Community:

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morton College has been committed to providing COVID-19 resources for our college community.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-16, COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 109, which lifts vaccination and testing mandates for higher education employees and students.

The updated executive order states that vaccination mandates will remain for all educators and staff working in K-12 schools, daycares, state-run 24/7 congregate care facilities, and any health care facilities not covered under the federal CMS. 

Morton College Early Childhood Education educators and staff will require COVID -19 vaccination or undergo COVID testing at least once a week. 

SHIELD IL will be conducting testing on-site until July 17, 2022. The COVID-19 test are administered for free.

Low or no-cost COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured, at health centers and select pharmacies nationwide. Contact your health care provider or local public health department for more information. After July 17, you can also find Shield IL community testing locations and the community testing agency code to add to their accounts at shieldillinois.com/get-tested.

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 at 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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Morton College COVID Coordinator, Covidvaccine@morton.edu.  

Thank you.

Morton College 

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