Dear AIC students, faculty, staff, and wider community:
American Islamic College has kept a careful watch upon unfolding events and remains vigilant in monitoring the CONTINUING Covid-19 pandemic. After much consultation and in cooperation with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), we have extended our emergency shift from face-to-face, on site education to online/remote learning for the duration of the fall semester (August-December, 2021). The College (including the library) will remain open so that students can consult the administration and use the collection and computers for their research. Students are also welcome to use campus computers to attend their Zoom classes if they do not have the tools or internet access at home. We are confident that there will be no lapse in the quality of course content or standards during this period of emergency.
Our commitment to your well-being remains paramount, and so we urge you to contact us if you experience problems or complications as a result of this pandemic arrangement. Be assured that health, wellness, and safety guidelines are strictly observed at the College. More information on this can be found here.
AIC is committed to science-based, medically approved practices that safeguard the health and safety of everyone at the College and within the wider community. Vaccination is thus strongly encouraged and both mask-wearing and social distancing are required whenever anyone is on campus. This includes the dormitories and the masjid or prayer hall. Individuals who choose not to be vaccinated for any reason (medical, religious, or other) are urged to be especially meticulous in their mask wearing, social distancing, and hygiene (esp. hand washing), and we recommend that they voluntarily get themselves tested on a weekly basis as an extra precautionary measure.
For additional campus guidelines, visit: aicusa.edu/news/campus-guidelines-covid-19
Let us pray for those suffering from the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak: persons who have contracted the illness, families that have been separated due to quarantine measures, people traumatized by the anxiety and panic caused by the pandemic, and all those suffering in silence (including migrants, refugees, and the homeless). Let us hold them all in our supplications for protection, healing, and competent care.
With prayers for God’s peace, protection and blessing to be upon you all,