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Heartland Community College


What is Heartland doing to prepare the campus community during the COVID-19 situation?

Heartland Community College continues to stay up to date with reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Public Health Event response efforts are in place to ensure our critical operations are well maintained. 

Currently the College is operating in accordance with current orders and proclaimations from the State of Illinois.

Am I required to be vaccinated to attend Heartland classes?

The Illinois requirement for higher education students and employees to submit documentation of COVID vaccination or submit to weekly COVID testing was rescinded on July 12, 2022.

However, some students and employees in health care and child care lab settings may still need to submit documentation.   

More information on this requirement and links to the submission portal can be found here.

Are classes face to face?

Heartland offers face-to-face classes for most courses.  

Students should check their Heartland email and log on to Canvas for details on their individual courses.

While on campus, all persons are expected to follow our Standard of Care and Courtesy procedures. 

Class format is listed on the class schedules. If you are unsure about the format or would like information about a specific class assistance is available through

Do I have to wear a mask on campus?

Face coverings are optional on the Heartland campus, with some exceptions.

We expect all individuals on campus to be mindful and respectful of those who may ask you to wear a face covering while in close proximity. 

Students who are unable to wear a mask for health reasons should contact Student Access and Accommodations (SAAS) at

What do if I am having trouble accessing my course in Canvas?

Students can can reach out for 24/7 Canvas support by Chat or by calling the Student Canvas Support Hotline at: (309) 271-7195. 

What if I don't have online access?

Some students may not have personal access to online instruction. In those cases, students should contact the Dean of Students, Kimberly Kelley for guidance and assistance to access instruction. 

I am supposed to attend an event or Contining Education class on Heartland's campus. Are there restrictions?

For information on Kids@Heartland, Personal Enrichment, and Professional Development programs visit the Continuing Education Updates page to review schedules and contact info. If the event is hosted by another organization, please check with officials from that organization.    

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Search for testing options in McLean County

Search for testing options outside of McLean County 

Heartland Community College does not have any on-campus testing.

What if I have tested postive for COVID-19?

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, or a confirmed case are asked to report their condition to the College. You can report online.

My question was not answered here. What do I do?

Additional information for students can be found on the Student Information page.

Students should check their Heartland email and their course sites in Canvas for specific information from instructors.

Additional information for employees can be found on the Employee Information page.

Employees should check their Heartland email for any specific direction from their supervisor.