Dear AIC Faculty, Staff, Students & Dorm Residents,
We wish everyone a blessed, safe and productive New Year 2022. American Islamic College remains committed to the health of our campus and our surrounding communities as we proceed to move into the Spring 2022 Semester and beyond. AIC will remain vigilant and continue to address the still lingering impacts from the global pandemic.
To this end, and going forward, the College will encourage and help facilitate ready access to COVID-19 vaccination, be vigilant in testing requirements, require masking in common areas, enhance cleaning protocols, and other protocols in accordance with public health requirements. This is particularly true as we currently exit the 2021 holiday season, which likely included personal travel and the expected gathering of family and friends.
Therefore, as a precaution and in support of COVID-19 Orders for the City of Chicago effective January 3, 2022, (see link below) — the College will now institute an additional campus health requirement. All employees, physically attending students and dorm residents, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to campus in January,2022. This campus wide policy will become effective Tuesday January 18, 2022 (first day classes Spring Semester 2022). The test should be completed within the prior 72 hours of returning to campus. AIC encourages all employees, students and dorm residents to get vaccinated. Evidence of vaccination, booster and/or testing status can be presented at the campus security desk.
Links to qualified COVID-19 testing sites throughout Chicago and Illinois can be found at:
COVID-19 testing – City of Chicago
Links to qualified COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout Chicago and Illinois can also be found at:
City of Chicago Vaccination Sites
Before returning to campus in January 2022, or taking up residence in the dormitory, kindly plan to schedule your testing in advance. Testing centers will likely become busy in the new year. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please direct them to email@example.com. We ask that you please do your part to support your health and the health of our campus and broader community. Thank you!