Students at the College of Lake County who don’t get vaccinated or tested weekly will be withdrawn from their classes, officials said. Approximately 30% of students have not complied yet.
The College of Lake County said in a statement that all students are required to follow the governor’s executive order issued on September 3.
“To meet the mandate this week, you must submit your vaccination proof or your weekly testing certification form by Thursday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. in order to be on campus for the week of October 18-23,” the school said in a statement to its students.
The school’s deadline for compliance with the mandate is Thursday.
Those who do not comply by submitting proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing will be automatically withdrawn from in-person and hybrid classes on Friday.
According to Karen Hlavin, the school’s vice president of student development, students can be reinstated by complying with the mandate, the Chicago Tribune reported.
As of last Tuesday, 68% of students had complied with the mandate and submitted their information, Hlavin said.
The College of Lake County is offering its students $100 as an incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The school is hosting a vaccine clinic on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the C Court at the Grayslake Campus. Walk-ins are welcome and no insurance card is needed.
Vaccine clinics will also be offered at the Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and at the Waukegan Lakeshore Campus on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The school will host a COVID-19 testing site on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the University Center of Lake County (UCLC) on the Grayslake Campus.
Testing is free and setting up an appointment is not required. “CLC is here to help you navigate this requirement,” the school said.