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COVID-19 testing at South Suburban College extended through December

From left: Dr. Lynette D. Stokes, South Suburban College President; Frank Zuccarelli, Chair of the South Suburban College Board; Illinois Governor JB Pritzker; and members of the National Guard discuss the opening of the new COVID-19 testing facility at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland in June. (Photo provided)
Information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 2, 2020) – South Suburban College has signed a new intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to continue free COVID-19 testing on its main campus in South Holland through December 31, 2020. 

“This is great news for our SSC employees and students, and for our organizational partners and residents,” said Frank M. Zuccarelli, Chairman of the SSC Board of Trustees. “We have heard from our community about the convenience of this site helping them to better deal with the challenges of the pandemic. We are pleased to offer this support for the remainder of this year.” 

The COVID-19 testing drive-thru is conducted by HR Support in the SSC Fitness Center’s east parking lot seven days a week. Tents are highly visible and cars may enter from either 159th St. or State St. to follow the signage. Daily testing is available from 8-4 p.m., and a security detail will continue to be in place while testing is open.

More details about the testing process include:

  • Testing is available for anyone, not only Illinois residents
  • Testing is available for all ages (with parental consent)
  • State-issued identification is required
  • Testing will now be conducted via nasal swab which is painless, and a significant improvement over the more invasive nasopharyngeal test
  • Results are delivered by phone within 4-7 business days

Inquiries may be submitted to (888) 297-7208 or [email protected]. SSC is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The drive-thru route will still be limited to south side of campus near the athletic fields. Employees, students, and visitors will access the Main Campus through 158th Street and north lots and entrances. 

COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, sore throat, loss of taste, cough or shortness of breath. Visit CDC.gov for more information regarding symptoms. 

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South Suburban College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Based in South Holland, Illinois, with a satellite campus in Oak Forest, SSC offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.