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CLC student vaccination rate continues to rise after state executive order

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 19, 2021

Nearly 70 percent of College of Lake County (CLC) in-person students have submitted proof of vaccination in compliance with the Governor JB Pritzker’s Sept. 3 Executive Order 2021-22, which applies to all higher education personnel and students in Illinois. The number has steadily risen from 18 percent on Aug. 20.

Students who do not submit proof of vaccination must submit weekly COVID test results. Free testing is available at the Grayslake Campus Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room C106.

Students who are not in compliance with either of the two options will still have virtual learning and support options available to them, however, compliance is required to be permitted on campus.

“We do not want to lose any students because of the mandate,” said Dr. Sonya Williams, Chief Academic Officer. “We’re doing what we can to make it so their education can continue.”

Along with the state mandate, CLC has a face mask requirement on campus that has been in place since the beginning of August. Students were also incentivized to receive the vaccine with a $100 check for submitting their vaccination card.

CLC is offering vaccine clinics at all three campuses. For the times and locations, visit the college’s coronavirus information and resources page.

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.