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 optional until further notice. However, masks will continue to be required in close spaces where safe physical distancing is not possible such as faculty and staff offices, and any area where students are meeting in-person with faculty and staff.
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 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 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 SHIELD Illinois saliva test will be administered.
Palos Hills Main Campus
Located in Building T, Fogelson Theater lobby
- Monday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Education Center at Blue Island
- Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Southwest Education Center
- Tuesday: 5 p.m. 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 an 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 on campus?
Answer: Masks are optional in most spaces.
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. It also includes flowcharts for vaccinated and non-vaccinated students and employees if they are found to be in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
Information and reporting on Moraine Valley’s HEERF grant funding as established by the CARES Act can be found here.