This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

JALC COVID-19 Testing Protocols

JALC COVID-19 Testing Protocols

In order to be on campus, all students and employees who are not vaccinated are required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. Free testing through SHIELD Illinois can be done at our on-campus testing site on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00am – 5:30pm.

Testing may be done at outside testing facilities at your expense. In order to receive your weekly pass, you will need to upload your negative test results to your Cleared4 account. We do not accept home tests.

Shield Illinois COVID-19 Testing at JALC

The College provides free COVID-19 testing in room F110 every Monday and Tuesday from 7:00am-5:30pm in conjunction with SHIELD Illinois. Please complete the online registration with SHIELD Illinois and print and sign the testing consent form linked below before coming to be tested for the first time. The test provided by JALC is FREE.

SHIELD IL Registration Portal
Agency Code for Students: sifhgi3o-stu
Agency Code for Employees: sifhgi3o-emp 

SHIELD Portal Setup Instructions

Family Portal Accounts

Consent Form – Authorization to Share COVID Information

Testing Instructions

Testing requires individuals to deposit a small amount of saliva into a vial, which is very fast and non-invasive. Individuals should not eat, drink (including water), chew gum, smoke or use tobacco products for one hour before testing. Doing any of these things within an hour of testing will likely produce an invalid/rejected test and require the individual to re-test. Test results will be posted in the patient portal after the lab results are completed, typically within 24 hours. 

More information about the SHIELD Illinois saliva testing can be found at