UPDATE - March 10, 2022

Mask Protocol Update

Most recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance on masking. In alignment with this guidance, Governor Pritzker signed an executive order on March 4, 2022, that discontinued the indoor mask mandate for most indoor setting across Illinois while retaining the requirement to provide proof of vaccination or weekly testing in some settings including higher education institutions. As a result, starting Monday, March 21, masks will no longer be required, but still strongly recommended, on all Waubonsee campuses, including in classrooms and instructional labs. Masks will still be available at the primary entrance(s) to each campus building. Meanwhile, our Cleared4 pass requirement remains in place. Facilities safety measures such as heightened cleaning protocols also remain in place. 

Important Notice

As per Governor Pritzker’s August 26, 2021, COVID-19 mandates, all Illinois college students are required to be vaccinated or begin testing weekly.

All Waubonsee students are required to report their vaccination status. Use the link you received in your Waubonsee email or via text from Cleared4. (Check your spam or junk folder).

Those who are unvaccinated or have not reported their vaccination status must test once a week. This is a requirement to take a face-to-face class at any Waubonsee campus location. If you do not meet this weekly testing requirement, you will be subject to disciplinary action per Waubonsee’s Code of Student Conduct.

Free, convenient COVID-19 testing is available at all four campus locations.

Note: Fully online students must report their vaccination status but are exempt from this testing requirement.

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Protocols

Verify Your Health Status

Reporting a case of COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must contact your instructor(s) and send an email to covid19@waubonsee.edu. Please do not come to campus.

Latest Updates

December 16, 2021: Launch of Cleared4 Access Pass

Dear Students:

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Before the semester officially ends, we want to inform you of an important health and safety update that will impact all employees and students taking classes on campus in the spring. 

Waubonsee has partnered with health verification system, Cleared4, to verify the health of those coming to campus and ensure compliance with Governor Pritzker’s vaccine and testing mandate. 

Beginning Wednesday, January 5, students and employees will be required to show a Cleared4 Access Pass when entering any campus building. Each building will have a designated single-entry point where you will scan and verify your Access Pass from a smartphone or tablet device. View a list of these access doors on all four campuses. 

What is a Cleared4 Access Pass?

The Cleared4 Access Pass demonstrates that an individual is either fully vaccinated or has complied with the requirement for weekly COVID-19 testing. If you are a Waubonsee employee, student, or other individual regularly on campus, you will need an Access Pass in order to enter campus buildings.

Here’s How to Get your Access Pass:

Downloadable Instructions

Fully Vaccinated:

  • Locate your personalized link in an email from Cleared4 to your Waubonsee email account from no-reply@cleared4work or via text. 
  • Click on “Show Access Pass” and your pass will display. 

Unvaccinated and Testing Weekly Off-Campus (At-Home COVID-19 Tests Are Not Acceptable):

  • Locate your personalized link in an email from Cleared4 to your Waubonsee email account from no-reply@cleared4work or via text. 
  • Select the “Upload Negative COVID-19 Test Proof” button. 
  • Take a picture of your test result or upload an image or screenshot of your test result into the system and submit. 
  • Your result will be verified by Cleared4. It can take up to 24 hours.
  • Once verified, click on “Show Access Pass” and your pass will display.
  • The Access Pass will be valid for one week. 

Unvaccinated and Testing Weekly on a Waubonsee Campus: 

  • Locate your personalized link in an email from Cleared4 to your Waubonsee email account from no-reply@cleared4work or via text. 
  • Because your results are automatically uploaded into the Cleared4 system, you just click on the Access Pass and your pass will be displayed. It can take up to 24 hours.
  • The Access Pass will be valid for one week.

Cleared4 does not have an app but you can save it as a bookmark on your phone, providing easier access to your pass. No username or password is required. Your link will never change and is personal to you and should not be shared with anyone. You can expect to receive your Cleared4 link via email later today. Please watch for an email coming from no-reply@cleared4work.com.  

How Do I Bookmark Cleared4 on my Phone? 

iPhone Users:

  • Click on your personal link. Safari will open.
  • Click the “Share” icon at the bottom of the page. 
  • Decide where you would like to save your link. (We recommend that you select “Add to home screen.”)

Android Users:

  • Click on your personal link. Chrome will open. 
  • Click the three dots on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select add to home screen or bookmark as you prefer.

If you have immediate questions, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or submit your questions via our online form at the bottom of that page.

We will continue to provide additional details and information as this process rolls out. 

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College Policies


The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has policies that guide the college. The entire Board Policy Manual is available for review. There are a few specific policies that apply to the current situation. They are:

Other resources available with information about college practices and efforts are:

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Learning Lounges

Where can I study or attend a virtual class while on campus?

Learning Lounges are open Jan. 31 through Feb. 11. These locations are spaces for students to study and/or take their Zoom classes on campus. Computers are available. Please bring your own headphones for Zoom classes.

Sugar Grove Campus:
Academic and Professional Center (APC) 145A
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sugar Grove Campus:
Bodie Hall (BDE) 246
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
*Note: This space will be temporarily unavailable on Feb. 7 from 1-2 p.m. and Feb. 8 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sugar Grove Campus:
Henning Computing Center (HCC)
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

Aurora Downtown Campus:
Room 218
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

These lounges are not staffed. Please wear a mask and practice distancing. No food/eating allowed in classrooms.

Additionally, the Student Center is available as a study area from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with Wi-Fi access only. Please bring your own computer.