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CLC’s fall safety measures

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 20, 2021

As College of Lake County (CLC) brings students back to an open campus for the fall semester Aug. 23, safety remains a key priority as the pandemic continues. All students coming to campus must adhere to CLC safety guidelines to protect themselves and fellow students from COVID-19.

All individuals, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are required to always wear a mask while on campus unless eating or drinking in designated spaces.

Social distancing is encouraged. Follow floor markers to help maintain the appropriate distance. CLC is preventing congested spaces by monitoring the scheduling of events on campus. Additional in-person classes may be scheduled as needed throughout the semester. Classes will be held both in-person and online via Zoom to better fit each student’s preference.

PPE kits will be available in all classrooms. PPE Kits include face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray bottle and paper towels for students to keep their own learning space clean.

Common spaces will be frequently cleaned and have visible hand sanitizer stations. Restrooms will be closed hourly to be cleaned and disinfected. Time will be allotted before and after scheduled classes for custodial team members to clean surfaces and replenish PPE kits in classrooms.

CLC has also upgraded to higher efficiency filters. More outside air will be brought into the building, and the air inside will be purified even more than before.

Free saliva-based COVID-19 testing is offered at the University Center of Lake County in partnership with University of Illinois SHIELD Illinois. Tests are offered Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CLC will offer free on-site vaccination clinics on the Grayslake Campus, in partnership with the Lake County Health Department, on Aug. 26, Sept. 22 and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. for anyone ages 12 and up. CLC does not require employees or students to be vaccinated; however, it is recommended.

CLC joins colleges and universities across the country to keep campuses safe this fall by encouraging students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated. CLC students who show proof of vaccination or become vaccinated before Dec. 21, 2021, are eligible to receive $100 through the vaccine incentive program.

CLC does not require disclosure of vaccination status; however, all are welcome to voluntarily provide verification of vaccination to the CLC Health Center as this information is helpful in the contact tracing process.

Please self-report any COVID symptoms or a positive test result. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID, or if you have received a positive test result, it’s important that you promptly report it through the confidential email address

CLC protocols are monitored weekly and updated as needed to align with state and county healthcare guidelines. We ask you do your part to help keep our community safe: wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are feeling sick.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.