FAQs on Joliet Junior College Operations

The latest details on Joliet Junior College operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Executive Vice President Yolanda Farmer on July 14, 2022

Governor Pritzker has rescinded the mandate requiring higher education employees and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing in order to access college campuses. The executive order can be viewed online at illinois.gov.

This means that JJC will no longer require employees or students to submit vaccine records, weekly tests, or answer symptom checks through the Cleared4 platform. This is effective immediately.

Reporting Positive COVID cases 

The college will still require employees and students to complete this form if they have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. This reporting form is used for both employees and students.

Masks Optional

As of May 27, JJC is operating in a mask-optional environment across campus. Masks are no longer required in classrooms or large meeting spaces. 



Questions About COVID Testing

  • Where can I get a COVID test?

    The college will end Shield COVID testing for students, employees, and the community at the Romeoville and City Center Campuses, effective July 14.

    Shield testing on the Main Campus will continue through July 21. Hours for the last week of testing at the Main Campus, July 18 through July 21, are as follows:  

    • Monday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
    • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    • Thursday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

    Appointments are required for community testing. Testing sites include: 

    • Main Campus (view map) | 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet*
      • Lower Level J Building (J004 and J006)
      • Points of entry: Buildings A, G, U, & J
      • *For JJC students, employees and community members

    Learn More/Schedule Test Appointment

  • If I test positive for COVID, what are the guidelines for returning to class or work?

    Follow JJC’s existing COVID process after a positive COVID test, when feeling symptomatic, or feeling asymptomatic if you’ve been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID case.  

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