Harper College Advisory
Nov. 13, 2020 Update - Message to Students
In response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and a stay-at-home advisory issued today by the Cook County Department of Public Health, we have decided to pivot to fully remote instruction. Effective Monday, November 23, classes currently held on campus will move online through the end of the fall semester.
If you are enrolled in a class that was meeting on campus, your faculty member will provide information on how you will complete course requirements. We are pleased that the vast majority of blended classes will be able to finish seamlessly on time. Students in certain health careers programs may need complete additional labs next semester to meet accreditation requirements. Again, your faculty member will inform you of the next step to complete your coursework.
While limiting the number of people on campus, we will continue offering curbside pick-up for the following:
- Library materials
- HarperStore bookstore purchases and textbook returns
- Technology loans and returns
- Student printing
At this time, the college is moving forward with the current spring 2021 semester plan to be primarily online with the lab portion of blended classes taking place on campus. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and follow the guidance of public health officials to determine if any adjustments to this approach are needed. Should we need to begin the spring semester in a fully remote format, that decision will be communicated before Winter Break.
Over these past several months, we’ve shown time and time again our ability to adapt and move forward despite our challenging environment. I’m disappointed this shift has become necessary, but we will get through this. If you have questions about the college's COVID-19 response, please contact us. Please be vigilant and take care of yourselves.
Stay safe and well,
Dr. Avis Proctor
Harper College President
Harper's plan is for the spring 2021 semester to be offered primarily online, with select labs taking place on campus. Learn more about spring classes and registration.
- COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard
- Information for Students
- Resources for Students
- Information for Employees
- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting (CARES Act Disclosure)
Prevention and Health Resources
Please see the latest CDC recommendations for everyday preventative actions you can take.
- How Coronavirus Spreads
- Prevention and Treatment
- What To Do If You Are Sick
- Stigma Related to Coronavirus
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Travel Information
- Students and employees are advised to follow the current travel guidelines from the CDC and U.S. Department of State. According to the CDC, travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you travel, learn if you’re planning to visit a state with high incidence of COVID-19 infections or if the virus is spreading at your destination. If you do travel, protect yourself and others during your trip; those at higher risk for severe illness should take extra precautions.
- If you are exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms, you’re asked to stay home and contact your healthcare provider to restore your health and help protect the Harper community.
For previous communications, please see the COVID-19 Advisory Archive.
Questions or concerns?
If you have concerns about your health or symptoms you’re experiencing, please contact your healthcare provider.
Have questions about coronavirus? Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline.
If you have questions or concerns specific to health and safety at Harper College, please submit them.