Face coverings are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Updated: September 9, 2021
The State of Illinois requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
By September 19th, 2021, students and personnel must either attest that they have been fully vaccinated, or declare an submit weekly negative COVID tests: Vaccination Verification Form
On Aug. 26, 2021, Gov. Pritzker issued an executive order that all higher education students and employees that are on ground must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of participating in on ground classes or employment, effective September 5th, 2021. PCHS is updating its policies and systems to comply with this mandate.
Exemptions may be sought for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
Additionally, Gov. Pritzker’s proclamation mandating vaccines for state employees, health care workers, and higher education students and personnel requires documentation to be provided when seeking a medical exemption or an exemption for a sincerely held religious belief. The College is updating its policies and systems to comply with this mandate.
Students, faculty or staff who are on campus for class or clinic shifts and elect not to be vaccinated must complete weekly negative COVID test results using the online test submission form.
Personnel must submit the COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Form indicating they are fully vaccinated or declaring an exemption:
Vaccination verification information is private and confidential:
More information on COVID-19 vaccines
Get answers to vaccine questions and find a vaccine provider today.
Please scan or take a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination record and upload it using this form onto our secure site.
If you are 100% remote, you do not need to follow the guidelines at this time. Please note that you are not permitted to come to the college for any reason other than for getting treatments in the college clinic. Should you need to come to visit the college for any reason outside of a clinic treatment, you must first show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test.
Please go to this link for a list of options in or outside of Chicago and Cook County: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/vaccine-finder.html
If I elect to forgo the vaccine, where can I get tested (Note: all test sites are required by IL law to be free of charge for IL residents)?
Click here for a map and list of testing sites: https://data.cityofchicago.org/Health-Human-Services/COVID-19-Testing-Sites-Map/j2wj-wjrp?referrer=embed
Or look at the following options:
Please take a scan or a picture of your weekly negative test results and upload them using this form.
Step 1: Fill out the PCHS exemption form which can be found here.
Step 2: Once you complete the exemption form, you must then submit the completed form online here.
Please keep in mind that those who receive an exemption, still must get weekly negative covid tests to come to the college each week.
Please do not come to campus. Please complete the COVID Diagnosis form and await further instructions.
The mandate goes into effect on Sunday September 19th.
No. This order does not apply to patients of the clinic or visitors of the college (including vendors and candidates seeking employment).
This is all happening so fast. I need more time to review and process this mandate to determine how I want to proceed. What are my options?:
· Get weekly tests until you determine if the vaccine is right for you
· Take only online classes this term
· Take a term break to better evaluate your options or schedule only online classes. You can request a term break by using this form.
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