Vaccination Reporting & Testing Requirements

To stay in compliance with Governor Pritzker’s statewide COVID-19 vaccination and weekly testing requirements, the college is currently requiring students and employees to show a yellow or green status card in the Safer Community (or Safer Illinois) app to access the building. Visitors will be able to use a one-day sign-in process at designated entrances.  

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our community safe. 

Vaccine Reporting and Testing Requirements 

All members of the campus community must remain in compliance with the COVID-19 Monitoring System to gain access to campus facilities. This includes completing the appropriate vaccine status form if you have not already done so. You must report your status even if you are unvaccinated or do not wish to disclose your vaccine record to the college. 

Report your status at these links: 

To remain in compliance, vaccinated individuals must have their vaccination record on file via the appropriate college form. Unvaccinated individuals must test weekly for COVID-19 at the college’s SHIELD CU testing site, located in room D244 (second floor, D-wing).  

SHIELD CU testing site hours: 

  • Mon: 8:30—11:30am  
  • Tues: 8:30am—4pm  
  • Wed: 1—4pm  
  • Sat: 8:30am—3:30pm 

Safer Community App 

Door checkers are stationed at reduced entrances around the campus to check COVID-19 compliance status upon arrival, using the Status Card feature in the Safer Community app (or Safer Illinois). Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals with a recent negative COVID-19 test are able to gain access to campus facilities by showing their Status Card/QR Code in the app. 

You must install and use your Parkland email address to log in to the Safer Community app on your smart device. Find Safer Community app version verification instructions here:    

Safer Community App Instructions for iOS (Apple).  

Safer Community App Instructions for Android.   

Please note that no health information is exchanged when an individual is asked to show their Status Card. The card simply indicates whether or not an individual has access to the building.  

Be prepared to share your Status Card in the Safer Community app whenever you encounter a door checker.  

If you do not have access to a smart device or the Safer Community app, you must obtain a Parkland Building Access Day Pass (PBADP) at the COVID-19 Help Desk. You must show proof of being fully vaccinated* or a negative COVID-19 test**. Please allow extra time when arriving to campus if you are using this option.  

*You will not be considered fully vaccinated until 14 days past your final dose in the vaccine series. 

**Your negative COVID-19 test must be within the previous 7 days from an IDPH testing site or a medical provider. 

Visitors* must be signed in at the door by entry checkers (available at any authorized entrance). You must provide your name, phone number, and reason for visit. Students and employees may not use this option.  

*Visitors include: prospective students seeking Admissions help, MTD bus drivers using the restrooms, community members attending a meeting on campus, community members testing at the Assessment Center, prospective employees interviewing, guests tabling in the Student Union, etc.  

Entertainment and athletic events will handle performance attendees through the regular ticketing process and these guests are subject to these visitor processes 

Reduced Door Access 

The college has reduced door access to campus to the following entrancesMaps indicating the location of each of these doors are available from the Maps page

  • U1  
  • U3 (Student Union Patio) 
  • X2 
  • D2 
  • D1 (COVID testing site entrance only) 
  • C1 
  • M1 
  • L4 
  • P3 (Southwest door across from M-wing) 
  • T1 
  • W1 
  • H1 
  • E1 
  • J1 
  • Y1 
  • Aviation (restricted access plans for Aviation have been communicated to appropriate employees and students) 
  • G1 (restricted access plans for the Child Development Center have been communicated to families and employees) 

FAQs/Help Desk 

If you have additional questions regarding the college’s COVID-19 Monitoring System, please refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions documents: 

Or visit the COVID Help Desk located in B124 for general help with the app, submitting your vaccine status, obtaining a Parkland Building Access Day Pass (PBADP), or other questions.