COVID-19 Weekly Testing for Unvaccinated Employees and Students

Update to Testing Process – Effective May 9, 2022

A testing requirement remains in place for MCC employees and those currently enrolled students taking on-campus classes.

As of Monday, May 9, COVID-19 at-home self-tests will be accepted, as MCC will no longer have an onsite COVID-19 SHIELD testing site.

It takes all of us to create a safer campus community. Remember, we're in this together. Thank you for doing your part to help us move forward!

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Interested in getting vaccinated? There are numerous vaccination opportunities, including MCC on-campus vaccine clinics available throughout the semester. Visit MCDH Vaccine Locations or Vaccines.gov to schedule an appointment at a vaccination location near you.

How to Start Your Weekly Testing Process

  1. Get a COVID-19 at-home self-test. If you are unable to get a self-test, the College has test kits available to employees and currently enrolled students for pickup as of Monday, May 9, at the Welcome Center (Building A, Main Level, Atrium), Campus Police (B176), and Building E Health Administrative Offices (E212).
  2. Take your self-test at home. If you must take it on campus, make sure to do so in a restroom and dispose of your test kit items in a red Sharps container to ensure proper health and safety measures are taken.
  3. Label your COVID-19 Test Card with your initials and the date. Take a photo of the test card showing the results.
  4. Upload the COVID-19 Test Card photo to CLEARED4.

Frequently Asked Questions About MCC COVID-19 Onsite Testing

  • When and Where is Testing Available?

    As of Monday, May 9, 2022, MCC will accept at-home self-tests for those individuals required to test weekly. The MCC COVID-19 testing site (via SHIELD Illinois) will no longer be available as of that date. If you cannot find an at-home self-test at a nearby retailer/pharmacy, MCC has tests available to employees and currently enrolled students for pickup at the Welcome Center (Building A), Campus Police (Building B), and Building E Health Administrative Offices (Room E212).

    If you are required to undergo weekly testing and would like to get your test done elsewhere, here is a list of other testing site options. If you test at an offsite location, you can still upload your weekly test results to your personal profile in CLEARED4.

    Note: Testing for current students is enforced beginning one week prior to the beginning of the semester.

  • Do You Have Instructions for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
  • Are There Any Exemptions to Getting Tested?

    If you are a student who is 100% online with no face-to-face classes, testing is not required. This exemption can be revoked if a student’s course modality changes.

  • Should I Get Tested if I Am Fully Vaccinated?

    At this time, weekly testing is only required for unvaccinated individuals.

    If you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, or you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please complete the self-reporting form at https://tinyurl.com/StudentCOVIDReport (for students) or HRHealth@mchenry.edu (for employees) – you will receive further instructions from the MCC’s COVID-19 response team.

  • I Am Fully Vaccinated – How Do I Submit My Vaccination Record?

    MCC has provided employees and current students who are on campus with a personal link to a secure consent form in order to share COVID-19 proof of vaccination information. MCC Students – be sure to check your MCC Student Email account for this information from CLEARED4.

    Note: Fully online students will not need to complete this information at this time.

  • Do I need to get tested if I only take online classes?

    If you are a student who is 100% online with no face-to-face classes, testing is not required at this time. This may be adjusted if a student’s course modality changes.

  • Can I get tested at another facility?

    If you are required to undergo weekly testing and would like to get your test done elsewhere, here is a list of other testing site options. If you test at an offsite location, you can still upload your weekly test results to your personal profile in CLEARED4.

  • Are My Results Private?

    If you are an MCC student or employee, your results will be shared with the College for contact tracing purposes only. Also, like any other COVID-19 test, your results will be shared with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH).

    Unauthorized third parties are not allowed to use samples or access personal information.

  • Can you tell me more about MCC's CLEARED4 Campus Access process?

    MCC’s health and safety platform, in partnership with CLEARED4*. This process complies with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding vaccination and testing on college campuses in Illinois. MCC cares deeply about your health and has engaged CLEARED4 to help keep track of individual records in a safe and confidential manner.

    Current Students – check your @students.mchenry.edu email or test messages for your personal link from CLEARED4 and follow the instructions on the screen. If you need help or a new link sent to you, email studenthealth@mchenry.edu with your name and mobile phone number.