Sauk Valley Community College expands testing, tightens COVID procedures

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College is expanding testing and implementing updated COVID-19 restrictions following recent state mandates for higher education institutions.

Beginning Tuesday, access to the campus for all faculty, staff, students and guests will be limited to the north doors of the Dillon Mall and the West Mall.

Individuals that are vaccinated and have proof of vaccination are encouraged to use the Dillon Mall entrance. The Dillon Mall entrance will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

All others are asked to use the West Mall entrance, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Unless vaccinated, everyone must show a recent negative COVID test result upon entry.

Also starting Tuesday, SHIELD testing will be available at its current location in the West Mall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Create an account at svcc.edu/shield to make a SHIELD test appointment.


Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.