Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - Southwestern Illinois College

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

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We strongly encourage you to continue to self-monitor and be diligent in practicing the proper COVID-19 safety precautions (i.e. social distancing, face covering, washing/sanitizing regularly…).  If you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, we ask you to not come on campus until COVID-19 can be ruled out by a COVID-19 test.  Continue to report positive COVID-19 tests and exposures to the SWIC COVID-19 Response Team for guidance. 

Please remain conscientious and respectful of those around you, especially while in close quarters.  If you or someone close to you is immunocompromised, your best course of action is to wear a mask to protect yourself and maintain social distance.

Information

Southwestern Illinois College is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness and is in regular communication with county and state health officials. We will share additional information on this web site as it becomes available.

Testing Sites

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.

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.