SWIC Updates - Southwestern Illinois College

School and Campus Situational Awareness

What If I Have Symptoms, Have Tested Positive
or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19?

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Testing Information

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, 9:36 a.m.

SHIELD Testing is available today, Friday, Jan. 14, until 12 p.m. in the Schmidt Art Center.

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, 1:38 p.m.

Testing at the Belleville Campus will be in the Schmidt Art Center and testing at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus will be in the History Room. 

Testing schedule for first and second weeks of the Spring Semester, Jan. 18-20 and Jan 24-27:

  • Monday-Thursday both campuses from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please note, this schedule is subject to change based upon demand and availability. Only SWIC students and employees are permitted to test on campus.

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Notifications

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

Attention SWIC Employees & Students, 

All employees and students who have not uploaded a vaccination card showing proof of fully vaccinated status are required to complete weekly COVID-19 testing. 

Testing at the Belleville Campus will be in the Schmidt Art Center and testing at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus will be in the History Room. 

Testing schedule for first and second weeks of the Spring Semester, Jan. 18-20 and Jan 24-27:

  • Monday-Thursday both campuses from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please note, this schedule is subject to change based upon demand and availability. Only SWIC students and employees are permitted to test on campus.

Testing will also be available to employees and students who are fully vaccinated if they wish to be tested. 

How to test:

Create your SHIELD IL Portal account.   Enter your respective SWIC email address and create a password.  Complete the registration process.  Use the Agency Code below to create your portal

Employees
Agency Code: 3k9qo5r5-emp

Students
Agency Code: 3k9qo5r5-stu

If you are the parent or guardian of a minor(s) and wish to see their results, please first create a portal for yourself then add your minor(s) as dependents to your account. Do not delete this email until you have set up your account.

Testing instructions 

Individuals should not eat, drink (including water), chew gum, smoke, or use tobacco products within 60 minutes of providing a saliva sample. Doing any of these things within 60 minutes of providing a sample could produce an inconclusive result and require the individual to re-test.  When arriving at the testing site, please have your SWIC ID Badge available and ready because you will need to show identification and know your ID number.  Test results will be posted in the patient portal after the lab results are completed.

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Vaccines and Boosters

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, 11:10 a.m.

SWIC is again partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health to offer COVID vaccinations and boosters.

Tuesday, Jan 18, Belleville Campus, Varsity Gym, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan 18, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, Wilmsmeyer Room, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan 19, Belleville Campus, Varsity Gym, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan 19, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, Wilmsmeyer Room, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vaccinations will be limited to the first 100.  Additional information about the vaccination clinic and SWIC updates can be found at SWIC COVID-19 Updates.

The vaccination clinic is open to all students, faculty, and staff.  Family members and the public are also eligible.  The vaccines that are approved and authorized in the United States, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, will be available at all clinics.

The CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine.  The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized and recommended for persons 5 years of age and older.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots will be available.  Additional information can be found at COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots.

Additional information about vaccines is available on the CDC website: Vaccines for COVID-19

Walk ins are welcome.  Registration and appointments are not required.

SWIC COVID-19 Response Team

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Semester Guidelines

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, 12:10 p.m.

Attention SWIC Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Since August 26th 2021, Southwestern Illinois College has been continuously working to ensure compliance with Governor Pritzker’s COVID mandate to be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing.

To remain compliant with Governor Pritzker’s COVID mandate and to gain access to SWIC’s campuses for Spring 2022 classes, you must have an approved vaccination card uploaded in InfoShare or completed weekly testing AND sign your consent waiver. 

Beginning January 18th 2022, all employees and students will be directed to specific entrances on the Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City, and Red Bud campuses.  A separate communication detailing entry locations will be sent prior to January 3rd.  Entry may be determined by scanning the barcode located on your employee ID card or student ID card by a COVID-19 compliance monitor. The scan results will read either red or green.

RED indicates:

That the individual is not in compliance with no record of an uploaded vaccine card or weekly test results with consent waiver on file.  Non-compliant individuals will be directed to the Schmidt Art Center on the Belleville campus, the History room at the Granite City campus, and the Student Services area at the Red Bud campus. There, you will have the opportunity to take the appropriate action to become compliant.

GREEN indicates:

That the individual is compliant with the Governor’s mandate and can gain entry.

For employees and students who are fully vaccinated and would like to gain quick entry, the college will be distributing “Fast Pass” stickers to be placed on the back of employee/student ID’s indicating compliance.  Fast Pass stickers are completely optional and will not be required. A separate email regarding the details of Fast Pass stickers and how to obtain one will be sent out prior to January 3rd

Employees who are not in compliance with the state mandate will not be allowed on campus and must use their leave time to cover time missed until they provide proof of compliance. Continued instances of non-compliance will lead to disciplinary action.

Students who are not in compliance are not to attend classes designated as in-person.  Instructors should consider students not in attendance due to non-compliance of the Governor’s Order an unexcused absence with attendance policy enforced. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet Governor Pritzker’s COVID mandate and are doing your part in helping Southwestern Illinois College remain compliant with the Illinois COVID mandate.

Thank you for your cooperation and ensuring the safety of students and staff at Southwestern Illinois College.

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