NCC Mask Student

August 27, 2021

Dear Cardinal Community,

Governor Pritzker announced yesterday new vaccination and mask requirements, which apply to all Illinois college and university students, faculty and staff.

The new requirements include the following:

  • All higher education personnel (faculty and staff) and students—along with healthcare workers, and Pre-K – K-12 teachers, staff, and volunteers—are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Effective Monday, August 30, 2021, everyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

The College’s existing health and safety policies—including the indoor mask requirement and vaccine expectation that were announced earlier in the summer—are in alignment with the new state-wide requirements.

For those who remain unvaccinated and who, as now required by the state, must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing, more information will be forthcoming from the College’s COVID-19 Testing Team.

Submit Your Proof of Vaccination

For more information about the College’s vaccine expectation and how to submit proof of your vaccination status—along with other helpful information regarding the College’s current health and safety protocols—go to

Best Regards,

Dr. Peter Barger
Associate Provost, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning 
Co-Chair, COVID-19 Institutional Response Team 

Michael Hudson 
Vice President for Operations 
Co-Chair, COVID-19 Institutional Response Team 

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