Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information | Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous countries.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at SWIC and to date, there have been no cases impacting our students, faculty or employees. SWIC’s Emergency Operations Team (EOT) is in regular communication with county and state health officials and will share additional information on this web page as it becomes available. 

Precautionary Measures

Flu activity is high in the U.S. and expected to continue for weeks. Anyone who has not received a flu vaccine this season should consider getting the vaccine.

Members of SWIC’s EOT are actively monitoring developments around the coronavirus and coordinating campus resources, responses and communications.  

Crews have increased cleaning and the disinfecting of surfaces throughout all campuses.

On the recommendation of our EOT, we are reminding anyone who is ill or thinks they may be ill to stay home from class and from work and seek medical care.

We have sent several campus wide communications, as well as targeted communications to individuals who have disclosed to the college that they have underlying health conditions or a compromised immune system.