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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Latest Update

January 6, 2022

COVID-Related Protocols and Requirements for Students

John A. Logan College’s top priority is to provide a quality education in a safe environment. We are following the Illinois Community College Board’s Guidance for the Return to Campus for Illinois Community Colleges in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, as well as guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
Additionally, check the College’s COVID-19 Information resources page for the most current information.

Students must adhere to the following safety protocols at all times. Failure to do so will be a violation of the Rights and Responsibilities: A Student Code of Conduct and result in removal from campus.

  • DO NOT come to campus if you suspect you have COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms.
  • If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact your local health provider.
  • Notify the COVID office at 618-985-3741, Ext. 8589 or covid19@jalc.edu if you are unable to attend class due to COVID symptoms, positive diagnosis, or are under quarantine. The COVID Office will send weekly reports to instructors regarding students registered with CLEARED4 that have tested positive for COVID
  • Notify your instructor if you will be absent from class.
  • Indviduals should maintain 3 feet of social distance even with masks in classrooms, offices, hallways, and waiting areas.
  • A MASK MUST BE WORN INSIDE THE BUILDING AT ALL TIMES, except for employees in private offices. Or in areas where no social interaction is occurring.
  • All students must either be vaccinated or tested weekly and provide negative results. Testing takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 AM to 5:30 PM in room F110 of the conference center.
  • All students will receive an e-mail to their JALC e-mail address from Cleared4.  The e-mail will have a link to set up their Cleared4 account.  Instructions can be found at https://www.jalc.edu/covid19/cleared4/We will be using Cleared4 to monitor testing results and vaccination status starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022, you must have established your Cleared4 account by that date to enter campus.
  • Follow any signs directing pedestrian flow of traffic.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms.
  • Hand washing or the use of hand sanitizer frequently is recommended.

January 3, 2022

As we prepare for students to return to campus on January 10, we wanted to provide you with the latest information regarding COVID19. The College will continue to follow the Governor’s Executive Order, including the mask mandate that was in place for the fall semester and all guidelines established by the CDC and IDPH. 

If you don’t feel well, take precautions and contact your immediate supervisor by text or email. As a reminder, the College provides PCR tests on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM in F 110 in the Conference Center. We encourage you to test if you do not feel well regardless of vaccination status.

Today, we began accepting Cleared4  as one of the passes for individuals to enter campus. Starting January 18, 2022, the College will ONLY use CLEARED4 as the pass to enter campus. The CLEARED4 website is conveniently accessible via phone, tablet, or laptop with internet capabilities.  You should have received an email from CLEARED4 to your College email address for registration. If you have not received the registration email or have questions regarding CLEARED4, please contact covid19@jalc.edu for all information regarding CLEARED4 visit  https://www.jalc.edu/covid19/cleared4.

We are looking forward to the start of the semester and having everyone back on campus. Continue to follow the mask mandate, practice social distancing, and please test and follow protocols if you do not feel well or if you believe you have been exposed to COVID19.


All COVID-19 related student and employee communications will be sent via your JALC provided email account. Students, if you are having trouble accessing your VOLMAIL, please contact the IT Helpdesk at https://www.jalc.edu/it/student-help-desk/

Other important COVID-19 information will be sent through JALCTEXT. This is an opt-in service, and individuals must register in order to receive texts. To register for JALCTEXT, visit https://www.jalc.edu/admissions/jalctext/

All public information will be disseminated to local media outlets and posted on all JALC social media accounts as well as the JALC website. 

Questions? Email us at covid19@jalc.edu.


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