The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance. Below you will find information, links and resources that describe Moraine Valley's practices, protocols and expectations for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on the campus community.

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

All Moraine Valley personnel, including employees, vendors and volunteers, and on-campus students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to an executive order issued by Gov. Pritzker on Aug. 26, 2021. Employees and on-campus students must receive a first dose of the vaccine by Sept. 19 or be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing until vaccinated.

Employees and students must use Cleared4Class to complete a daily self-screen, upload vaccination records and manage weekly testing results. A Blue or Green Access Pass indicates that vaccination or testing requirements have been met and individuals are then "Cleared for Class". Students must show either pass to faculty members when they enter the classroom. Note that a symptom-free self-screening status is not the same as an access pass, but self-screening is required and is sufficient for campus access until Sept. 19 when the governor's order is in full effect.

Visitors who will be on campus longer than 15 minutes also must complete a COVID-19 symptom survey through the Cleared4Class web platform. Go to morainevalley.edu/visitor [add link] to register and complete the survey. If you have no symptoms, you will receive a purple access pass you will show when you arrive on campus. If you have at least one symptom, you will receive a red screen and will not be allowed on campus. Please stay home.

1 Vax = 1 In-district Credit Hour

Eligible students can have one in-district credit hour ($131) refunded to their student account for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1. Students must upload their vaccination cards to Cleared4Class. More details on the incentive are here.

Free On-Campus Testing

The testing clinics are open to all Moraine Valley faculty, staff, and students as well as all community members. Testing is free; however, you must bring a valid picture ID and insurance card (if you have insurance).

Testing Hours:

Palos Hills Main Campus
Testing will occur in Building M, Moraine Rooms, first floor.

  • Monday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Education Center at Blue Island

  • Tuesday — noon to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday — noon to 6 p.m.

Southwest Education Center

  • Monday — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday — 5 to 8 p.m.

The Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) saliva test will be administered.

Safe Return Protocols

The college has drafted a Safe Return document with practices and procedures to ensure coordinated, department-to-department processes for appropriate social distancing, use of personal protective equipment, reporting of COVID-19, and more. This is a working document and will be updated to reflect changes in directives and introduce new recommended practices as they become available.

Documents

Employee Flowchart Protocol - Non-Vaccinated
Employee Flowchart Protocol - Vaccinated
Student Flowchart Protocol - Non-Vaccinated
Student Flowchart Protocol - Vaccinated

  • Masks

    Masks are required indoors. Masks are not required outdoors, but they are recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated in crowded outdoor settings or during outdoor activities that involve sustained close contact.

  • Campus Access

    Campus is open, but each person coming to campus is required to complete a self-screening using Cleared4Class. If the screening results in a symptom-free message, you are permitted to come onto campus and must present that message for access to campus buildings, offices, classrooms, etc.

If I believe I have COVID-19 or have had known contact with someone with COVID-19, what should I do? 

Answer: Follow the guidance on the college's Student Flowchart Protocol for COVID-19 Reporting and Return to Campus. Do not come to campus.

How do I access the campus, classrooms or services?

Answer: Access to campus requires each on-campus student to have a blue or green access pass through Cleared4Class. The access pass must be presented in campus buildings, offices, classrooms, etc. Please see the respective department's webpage for more detail.

Will I be required to wear a mask/face covering and keep social distance while on campus?

Answer: Yes. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors and maintain a six-foot distance where possible. Instructors will have a very limited supply of masks for any student who does not have one when they arrive for class. Individuals who fail to maintain appropriate distancing or fail to wear an appropriate face covering may be asked to leave the campus and could face disciplinary action.

Is the college tracking confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus?

Answer: Yes. Following reporting procedures from the Illinois Community College Board, Moraine Valley is recording the number of confirmed cases for individuals who have recently been on campus. That information is as follows:

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
Aug. 22-28, 2021Cumulative
(Since June 28, 2020)
Students083
Employees341
Total3124
Table updated on 8/30/2021

These cases were handled following Moraine Valley's COVID-19 protocols, which were developed in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the legal firm Robbins Schwartz.

Contact the college's COVID-19 coordinator at (708) 608-4319 or covid19reporting@morainevalley.edu.

What measures is the college taking to clean common surfaces?

Answer: All workspace areas, including offices, conference rooms, breakrooms, cafeterias, restrooms, classrooms, labs,
and other areas will be routinely sanitized.

How many students will be in the classroom with me?

Answer: The college currently is maintaining smaller class sizes to allow for distancing within the classroom.

How will entering and exiting the classroom take place?

Answer: Please follow the directions provided by your instructor. The college recognizes that classroom entrances, some classroom spaces, hallways, and restrooms may result in close contact with others. Please use your best judgment to maintain appropriate social distancing at these locations.

How do I get my books and supplies?

Answer: The campus Bookstore is shipping books free of charge and doing curbside pickup. Please order through https://books.morainevalley.edu/. If you need additional assistance, or also need supplies that may not be easy to ship or could be picked-up, please email the Bookstore staff at textbooks@morainevalley.edu.

What should I do if I have course-related questions? 

Answer: Please contact your instructor for course-related questions.

If I am currently taking classes and have other general questions related to campus operations or supports, who do I contact?

Answer: If your questions are still unanswered, please send an email to questions@morainevalley.edu.

Semester Learning Styles

Fall 2021 Semester

Fall semester classes will be available in four formats: fully in-person, online, virtual and hybrid. Classes start Aug. 23.

In-Person Campus Resources

Student services are open, appointments are recommended; see the department's webpage for contact information, hours and more.