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.
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.
Each person coming to campus is required to complete a self-screening using Cleared4Class, an online health verification platform. If the screening results in an access pass, you are permitted to come onto campus and must present that message for access to campus buildings, offices, classrooms, etc. For employees and on-campus students, a daily self-screening is required in addition to compliance with Illinois' COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for higher education.
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, 2021, 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 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 daily self-screening also is required.
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 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.
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). The Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) saliva test will be administered.
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 — 9 to 11 a.m.
- Wednesday — 4 to 6 p.m.
Southwest Education Center
- Monday — 9 a.m. to noon
- Thursday — 5 to 7 p.m.
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.
Are all campus offices open?
Answer: Yes, all student services and college offices are open and offer in-person services. Appointments are recommended; see the department's webpage for contact information, hours and more.
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|
|Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2021||Cumulative
(Since June 28, 2020)
|Table updated on 10/19/2021|
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.