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Heartland Community College

Coronavirus Information for Students

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Classroom safety

All classes held in-person at Heartland facilities will employ health safety practices and guidelines.

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

The College expects all individuals on campus to be mindful and respectful of those who may ask you to wear a face covering while in close proximity. Read the Standard of Care & Courtesy here

As operations change in relation to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the College will communicate any important messages to you through:

Is my class online, hybrid, or face-to-face?

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

If you are unsure about the format, or would like information about a specific class, assistance is available through

Am I required to be vaccinated to attend classes at Heartland?

Most students are no longer required to provide vaccination or weekly testing documents.

Students at the Child Development Lab and in certain health care situations are still required to provide documentation of vaccination or are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Find more information here.

How can I access services at Heartland?

Regular operations of the College including Admissions and Student Support Services are available on campus or through remote services. Call 309-268-8000 or email to connect with College services.  

Student Access and Accommodation Services

If you have been impacted by the Coronavirus due to illness and/or self-quarantining, please complete the Temporary Medical Accommodation Form. If you are reporting missing classes, you will not need to do anything further. If you indicate a need for an accommodation due to changes in your class environment, Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) will reach out after receiving your form. You can also email SAAS at

Online Counseling

All Heartland counselors are equipped to distance counsel. Current clients are being contacted directly. New clients can complete the counseling online intake form and will be contacted as soon as possible. Emergency counseling should contact the hotline 309-827-4005. All interactions between students and counselors are strictly confidential and are not subject to disclosure without a student's written permission.

Academic Advisement

Current, Returning, or Visiting Students

  • Call (309) 268-8033 to schedule an appointment.
  • Make an Advising appointment through the myHeartland portal. Login to myHeartland, click the Appointments tab, select Advisement, then choose Normal campus. The appointment will be conducted online via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link in your myHeartland email. Simply click on that link at your scheduled appointment time.
  • Email, include your ID number, and ask questions via email.

New Students

  • Call (309) 268-8033 to schedule your New Student Appointment. 
  • Or, login to your myHeartland account, click the Appointments tab, select Advisement -->Normal campus -->New Student to see available times for online appointments. Upon confirmation, you will receive a Zoom link in your myHeartland email, which you will use to connect with your advisor. Simply click on that link at your scheduled appointment time.

Tutoring Services

On campus tutoring is available in SCB 1300, located in the Library. Hours are 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday. Online tutoring is also offered remotely via phone, email and Zoom. For details visit the Tutoring Center webpage, contact Tutoring Services at, or call 309-268-8231. 

Library and Open Computer Lab

The Library and Open Computer Lab are open 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday. Most Library resources are also offered online. For more details check out the Library webpage or by clicking the “Library” tab in myHeartland.

Testing Center

The Testing Center is open for in-person appointments during open hours for placement, community, and course testing for courses that have an in-person component. Students can also make an appointment to complete their placement test remotely.

For details visit the Testing Center webpage, contact Testing Services at or call 309-268-8077. 

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open to students. If you would like to request a box, you can email You will be contacted with a few questions so we can best meet your household food needs, and we will prepare food for you to pick up in the Student Commons Building near the Security desk.


Is there emergency financial assistance available for students? 

Heartland Community College has a Student Emergency Fund to support students faced with unexpected, financial hardship. Students may be eligible for temporary, short–term financial assistance. For questions, please contact

Healthcare resources 

Students are expected to monitor their symptoms and take appropriate action before coming on campus. If you experience respiratory symptoms associated with coronavirus including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing you should get a COVID test

Adults without health insurance may be able to receive some care from the Community Health Clinic. Remember to call ahead with inquiries. They do not serve walk-in patients.

Community Health Care Clinic services

Community Health Care Clinic patient application

There are some additional resources that may be available through state of Illinois. Start here to see criteria for these services:

Health Insurance coverage in Illinois

If you have existing healthcare coverage, call ahead to let your provider know of your symptoms. Local providers include:



Advocate BroMenn

OSF PromptCare

1765 Bradford Ln, Normal

(309) 664-3440

Carle Convenient Care

1437 E College, Normal

(309) 862-5700

OSF PromptCare

2240 Fort Jesse Rd, Normal

(309) 661-6280

Carle Convenient Care

1437 E College, Normal

(309) 556-7556

Class absences

We understand that illness may limit the ability to participate in class.


Additional Information

The College has developed this FAQ page to address some common questions. Students can also call 309-268-8000 to speak with someone about classes and College services.