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Coronavirus Information

This webpage is used to provide the College of DuPage community with up-to-date information and resources regarding the College’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to check back for updates.

Campus Update

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, masks will be optional on the COD main campus and centers. In limited situations, masks will continue to be required in certain instructional settings, such as labs. Faculty will communicate to affected students directly.
  • Vaccination verification and testing guidelines remain in place. Employees and students must submit proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing to gain access to campus.
  • In-person instruction for College of DuPage courses has resumed.
  • All College facilities are open. Doors are now unlocked from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on days the College is open.
  • Those who enter a facility are expected to follow safety guidelines.

ICCB/College of DuPage COVID-19 Case Reporting

College of DuPage is keeping track of confirmed cases of students and employees:

Alternative Instruction

  • In-person classes will be held on campus. In addition, Virtual Class Meeting (VCM), online and hybrid courses are being offered.

Also called synchronous online learning, courses meet completely online in real time at specified days and times using video chat software. All assignments are submitted online. This format is designed to allow students regular face-to-face contact in a virtual format.

Also called asynchronous online learning, courses are taught completely online following instructor timelines and learning outcomes. Students interact mostly through discussion boards and written messages and all assignments are submitted online. 

Courses meet mainly online with additional meetings occurring in person as necessary to accomplish learning objectives. Students will meet on campus for labs, studios or clinical work. Face-to-face meeting days and times for each section will vary depending on the course and learning needs.

To ensure success, students should do their best to have access to computer hardware and software, including a webcam and Wi-Fi service. Our list of Student Resources can help you continue success during this time.

The College reserves the right to convert initially designated hybrid courses to Virtual Class Meeting (VCM) or Online (NET) delivery if environmental conditions warrant it. 

Remote Learning Options

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COD has several plans in place to help students learn in a safe environment and continue their goals.

What To Expect on Campus

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, masks will be optional on the COD main campus and centers. In limited situations, masks will continue to be required in certain instructional settings, such as labs. Faculty will communicate to affected students directly.
  • All screening will be eliminated at the main campus and centers and employees no longer need supervisor approval to enter the College.
  • Maintain social distancing. Stand six feet apart when meeting, talking or standing in line. 

While regular classroom cleaning will be followed and hand sanitizer will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own wipes for cleaning their space and their own hand sanitizer.

 

Additional Information

The following documents are used to screen and self-report COVID-19 symptoms to help prevent the spread of the virus on campus:

If you or a person you know is experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care right away. Report your symptoms by filling out the Student Concern Form.

For additional questions, contact the Dean of Students Office at (630) 942-2485 or email deanofstudents@cod.edu. Include your name and student ID number in your message.

The best way to prevent coronavirus is to reduce your exposure. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Stay 6-feet away from others.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces like like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Monitor your health daily for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19.

Contact Information

For Student Affairs Related Questions

Campus Central
(630) 942-3000
campuscentral@cod.edu

For Campus Health and Safety or COVID-related Specific Questions

Phil Gieschen
Coordinator of Risk Management
(630) 942-2993
giesche@cod.edu