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Morton College Updated Guidance on COVID-19

Morton College Community,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our response has been focused on our campus community’s health and safety. 

Effective February 28, face masks are optional. Additionally, proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit the Morton College Fitness Center. This new update complies with the State of Illinois and Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 mitigation updates.   

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.

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.

If students do not submit proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing, they are considered non-compliant. Non-compliant students will not access college resources or register for next semester.

Additionally, in a manner that is consistent with Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and the CDC guidance to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quarantine for people who tested positive for COVID-19 will decrease from 10 days to 5 days if they do not have symptoms (may include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste and/or smell) but must continue to mask for five days after the quarantine period ends. This recommendation applies to all individuals, including those who are unvaccinated. 

Morton College is committed to mitigating the spread of this virus and keeping our students, employees, and community members safe. On Thursday, March 3, The Cook County Department of Health will be hosting a vaccination clinic in the Student Union that will include booster shot. We know that vaccinations save lives, and everyone who is able to get vaccinated is encouraged to do so. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Morton College Community Health Support at Covidvaccine@morton.edu.

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