COVID-19 Protocols and Information


Sept. 12, 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 coverings (masks) are strongly recommended but optional for everyone in most indoor spaces on Oakton's campuses, including classrooms, labs, and the Early Childhood Centers. 
  • Masks will continue to be required in the Wellness Centers at both the Skokie and Des Plaines campuses. 
  • Faculty and staff may not compel students or colleagues to mask in shared spaces such as classrooms, cafeterias and student centers. For one-on-one meetings in close spaces, staff and faculty may request a student or colleague to wear a mask. If the student or employee refuses the request to mask, alternate accommodations may be offered, such as a virtual meeting.
  • 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