Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

KCC plans for Summer/Fall 2020

KCC is committed to reducing the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The opening status and guidelines consider federal, state, and local directives, including those for Illinois’ “Phase 4” re-opening. The college will also follow Illinois Community College Board and Restore Illinois guidelines.

All college services remain available online.

Please understand that because of the changing nature of COVID-19 and Illinois’ Reopening Plan, this information may change without notice.

If you don’t see what you are looking for—or would like more information—please contact us.

If you’re coming to campus

  • Complete the Student Certification before coming on campus.
  • Enter at a door most appropriate for your visit that day (see below).
  • Face covering is required.
  • Maintain social distancing while utilizing services and common areas on campus.
    Also:
    Food service not available—You can bring your own food and snacks.
    Drinking fountains are turned off—Water bottle filling stations are available.

Details on Limited Face-to-Face Transition Period (begins June 26, 2020)

  • Credit classes will be taught online through the end of the Summer 2020 term (July 23). Classes for Fall 2020 (beginning Aug. 17) will be offered based on content – online or in-person with cleaning and health requirements. More details are in a separate online article. In addition, advisors are calling all students to discuss options.
  • The Main Riverfront Campus and the Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center (MITC) are open for students and employees with essential appointments, business, or approved classes.
  • All students/visitors and employees are required to self-assess upon entry.
  • A face covering is required indoors, with the exception of employees in private offices and work areas where no social interaction is occurring.
  • Requirements for social distancing, face covering and hand sanitizing is on signage at the designated entrances (see below) and other key locations.
  • Students/visitors and employees are required to maintain 6 feet of social distancing
  • There is a maximum of 50 people in any area.
  • The following entrances are open. All are on the Riverfront Campus, unless noted:
    • Students/visitors with appointments or other essential business – Welcome Center south entrance.
    • Students attending Health Careers courses – Entrance near circle drive (west side).
    • Students attending Business/Technology courses; employees – East door of the Technology Building hallway.
    • Employees – Service door on the east side of the campus at the north entrance to the gymnasium.
    • Students/employees at MITC building – Main building entrance (east side).
  • Deep cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used and “high touch” spaces continues at all facilities.
  • If KCC receives information about confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), the college will notify employees and students who were reported to be in contact with the person in the 14 days prior to the positive test date. Any employees/students notified should self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms.

Specific departments/areas:

All college services remain available online. Please phone or email if you don’t see the area you would like to contact.

  • Advisement/registration:
    • Fall registration is available online and through in-person appointments.
    • New and returning students can have an advisor call you (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Submit the Advising Call Request Form or phone 815-802-8500 and an advisor will call back within two business days.
    • Returning students can make an in-person appointment for a specific day or time.
    • General questions can be emailed to advising@kcc.edu.
  • These areas are open with no appointment needed:
    • Bookstore
    • Payment counter
  • These areas are open by appointment only:
    • Financial aid
    • Adult education/GED program
  • Continuing education and Career Services is offering workshops and seminars online, and will begin offering some face-to-face classes in July.
  • The Fitness Center and athletic programs are open with adherence to Illinois Phase 4 guidelines. View the Fitness Center page for changes to normal service.
  • Food Service and vending remains unavailable. Students/visitors and employees can bring their own food. A microwave is available for use at each person’s discretion.
  • Bottle filling stations are available. Water fountains are shut off.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2020

The North and South extension centers will open for approved appointments, business, or approved classes.