Category: COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

More than 4,000 students apply for vaccine tuition credit

Photo by Marcus Collins Moraine culinary students Carmen Ortiz and Bernadette Sarabia show their green Cleared4Class screens to show proof of their vaccinations/negative COVID tests. By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor, and Ethan Holesha, Managing Editor Using both the carrot and stick approach toward getting students vaccinated against COVID-19 appears to be working at Moraine. Across the country, governments and private businesses have been luring people with “carrots” — incentives ranging…

Posted on: October 7, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

Green means go to class with new access pass; zero compliance problems so far

Photo by Ethan Holesha Sophomore student Ethan Campagna shows his green screen on the updated Cleared4Class system. A green screen shows proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for Moraine Valley students and staff. By Ethan Holesha, Features Editor, and Mariah Trujillo, News Editor Although the number of vaccinated students at Moraine has more than doubled since Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a mandate in early September, only…

Posted on: September 23, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

Cleared4Class experiencing bugs; Moraine lenient in first week of new system

Photo by Ethan Holesha Freshman student Josh Fernandez (left) and math professor Bozena Lazarska (right) show their “Cleared4Class” screens in room A 184 in building A. A green screen represents a negative COVID-19 test and a blue screen represents someone who is already vaccinated. By Ethan Holesha, Features Editor, and Mariah Trujillo, News Editor With confusion and glitches surrounding the new Clear4Class application, Moraine Valley is extending leniency to enforcement…

Posted on: September 12, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

Less than half of MV students report as vaccinated; new Cleared4Class app working smoothly

Photo by Ethan Holesha Even while studying outdoors, sophomore Tee Oluwadiya and freshman Sets Adeyemo continue to take COVID precautions. While they removed their masks for the photo, other students are socially distancing and masking at other tables outside the L building. By Ethan Holesha, Features Editor, and Mariah Trujillo, News Editor Less than half of Moraine Valley students reported being vaccinated against COVID-19 as of late last week, despite…

Posted on: September 5, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Students react to governor’s vaccine mandate for higher ed

Photo by Joey Fernandez Joseph Montaganl (left), who is not a Moraine student, along with Moraine science majors Abraham Jaramill and Kevin Szypulinski, take advantage of a vaccine clinic on campus. By JRN 111 Students Moraine Valley students had mixed reactions last week to a new mandate requiring all higher education students and employees in Illinois to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. JB Pritzker issued the mandate Aug. 26 in…

Posted on: May 13, 2021 Posted by: Paige Doherty Comments: 0

‘He died in my arms’: Moraine alum sees all as respiratory therapist during COVID

By Paige Doherty, COM 101 Student Joanna Danko rarely cries over a patient, but she will never forget the day she had to take a COVID patient off life support. “A 70-year-old man came into the emergency room, saying that he wasn’t feeling too well and wanted to get checked out,” says Danko, a respiratory therapist at Palos Community Hospital. “He came in walking and talking fine. Over the next…

Posted on: May 6, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Many universities will require COVID-19 vaccine for fall; Moraine will not

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor If you’re transferring to another college or university in the fall, you might be required to be vaccinated. Or you might be able to go to class without a mask. As colleges across the country seek a safe way to return to full-capacity classrooms, approaches vary widely, with some raising ethical concerns. At one school in Michigan, students are required to wear a device that…

Posted on: February 26, 2021 Posted by: Mariam Itani Comments: 0

Despite higher risks than their K-12 counterparts, college faculty in Illinois not prioritized for vaccine

Graphic by Sarah Kauffman By Mariam Itani, News Editor A Moraine Valley professor comes into class after having been in quarantine for months and follows all safety procedures as closely as possible. Meanwhile, some of the students coming into the classroom have not been adhering to the strict guidelines necessary to combat the COVID-19 virus, putting at risk the professor, who is not vaccinated. Down the street, a high school,…