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, your negative test result must be presented to the JALC testing site between 7:00am-5:30pm on Mondays or Tuesdays, or to the JALC COVID Office, B30, Wednesday-Friday from 9am-2pm.

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. Unvaccinated individuals will need to enter campus using the Greenbriar Road entrance. 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. Individuals that choose to test at other locations or will do so at their own expense, and they must show proof of a negative test to receive their entrance pass for the week. 

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