COVID-19 Protocols and Information


July 29, 2022 Update 

Our COVID-19 safety protocol guidelines and FAQs will provide Oakton students, employees and community members the latest information to help you accomplish your goals while keeping you safe.

Check back often; information is subject to change.

Here are the highlights of what you need to know:

  • Face masks are required for all students, employees and visitors in classrooms and labs on Oakton’s campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in the Early Childhood Center and the Wellness Center
  • Masks will be recommended but optional for everyone in other indoor spaces, including:
    • Departmental offices and administrative spaces (including the Enrollment Center, Financial Aid Office, etc.) 
    • Cafeteria
    • Student Center
    • Fitness Center
    • Library
    • Gymnasium
    • Common study areas
    • Hallways and restrooms
  • Faculty and staff may request individuals to wear a mask in certain settings or offer alternate accommodations for meetings and consultations.

Masks will continue to be optional in outdoor spaces.

  • The statewide Covid-19 vaccination/testing mandate has expired, and employees and students who have not provided proof of their vaccine status NO LONGER have to test weekly for COVID-19. 
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing is NO LONGER available. 
  • Refer to the Cook County Department of Public Health for information about community COVID-19 testing sites and other testing resources. 
  • Vaccination and booster shots, for those eligible, remain highly recommended.
  • Individuals should continue to physically distance on campus as much as possible. 
  • Please follow room capacity limits.
  • See the “Information for Employees” section for info on accommodations, leave and travel policies, and reporting COVID-19 cases.
  • Technology (Chromebooks/WiFi hotspots) are available for loan. Requests to borrow equipment can be submitted online or by contacting the IT helpdesk at 847.635.1965 or

For questions about the COVID-19 protocols and information, email