Positive for COVID-19? 

Given the risk to the campus community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to Lorain County Community College. Complete the COVID Reporting Form or email covid19@lorainccc.edu immediately upon notification.

COVID-19 Self Reporting Form

 

Lorain County Community College will report positive cases of COVID-19 via this web page. Those represented in the totals below include cases involving campus community members who are or have recently been on campus that have been reported to and confirmed by Lorain County Public Health.

The following data indicates the number of campus community members who are or recently have been on campus that have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have recovered following a positive diagnosis. These numbers will be updated weekly. 

 

Dashboard

As of November 30, 2020

Cases presented are not necessarily related to any campus occurrence or whether any individuals have been on campus. 

 

The Lorain County Health Department or the local health department where the individual lives is responsible for official contracting tracing. This allows one coordinated point of contact for comprehensive contract tracing of a confirmed case and helps protect an individual’s privacy.  We ask that our campus community respect an individual’s privacy if they are aware of a case and not discuss their diagnosis with others. Lorain County Community College will support the health department’s efforts by quickly providing requested information that may be helpful to the process.

In terms of the cases in the above dashboard, the health department has personally notified anyone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 through a confirmed positive case on campus. If you have concerns about exposure, please contact your local public health department or personal physician for guidance.

The Lorain County Public Health website provides more information about COVID-19 cases in Lorain County. 

 

What if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

Close contact is defined as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

 

Campus Health and Safety – FAQ

I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If have tested positive for COVID-19, follow the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

Given the risk to the campus community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to Lorain County Community College. Complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form or email covid19@lorainccc.edu immediately upon notification.

If you have or think you have COVID-19, and had symptoms, you can be with others after**:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  • Symptoms have improved
  • If this applies to you, email covid19@lorainccc.edu prior to your return to campus to notify College officials of your symptom-free status.

**People who are immunocompromised should consult with a healthcare provider to determine if a longer timeframe may be recommended.

Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for the latest information.

I have symptoms or am being tested for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you are sick or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. Please contact covid19@lorainccc.edu for any questions or concerns or if you believe you have had exposure to COVID-19.

Symptomatic Individuals

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What you need to do now:

To determine if you should get tested for COVID-19, you should either:

  1. Contact your local health department based on the location of your residence. Local health department information is listed below.
    • Lorain County: (440) 322-6367
    • Cuyahoga County: (833) 427-5634
    • Erie County: (567) 867-3243
    • Medina County: (330) 723-9688
    • Ashland County: (419) 282-4231
  2. Contact your healthcare provider to arrange an appointment.
  3. Find a nearby testing facility. Please reference the Ohio Department of Health's website for locations: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/

If you think or know that you have had COVID-19, and had symptoms, you can be with others after**:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  • Symptoms have improved
  • If this applies to you, email covid19@lorainccc.edu prior to your return to campus to notify College officials of your symptom-free status.

    ** - People who are immunocompromised should consult with a healthcare provider to determine if a longer timeframe may be recommended.

Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for the latest information: http://www.cdc.gov

How will I be notified if someone in which I have had contact has received a positive COVID-19 test?

LCCC works closely and collaboratively with local health officials to monitor potential cases of COVID-19 linked to LCCC campus properties. This includes supporting local contact tracing efforts.

If a positive case of COVID-19 is linked to LCCC, local health officials may reach out to the college to identify those who should receive follow-up notification of possible exposure. Students can likely expect to receive communication directly from the health department in these cases.

What should I do if I need to self-quarantine or experience symptoms while enrolled in classes?

Attendance and engagement in your courses is critically important to your success and completion. However, should your ability to attend or engage with your classes become interrupted due to health concerns, symptoms, or illness, it is important to alert your professors as soon as possible to discuss how this may impact your progress, identify possible alternatives, or next steps.

LCCC’s Catalog is an important resource for navigating college policies when making decisions about your enrollment and options when faced with challenges. All LCCC students are strongly encouraged to communicate attendance or participation concerns to both their professors and their assigned academic advisor (found in your MyCampus account) so individuals can assist in finding alternatives and resources to support academic progress.

What is LCCC’s expectation of students when it comes to wearing masks and following COVID-19 protocols?

Students at LCCC must uphold the college’s Honor Code and Code of Conduct, which includes high standards for respectful behavior that builds a supportive campus community for all. As an LCCC student, you have agreed to the following, as listed within the Honor Code and Code of Conduct:

Being a member of the Lorain County Community College community of students, faculty and staff, I pledge to honor the values of social responsibility, personal accountability and solid citizenship. I pledge to uphold the highest standards of professional and academic ethics. I will preserve my personal integrity and self-respect by being honest and fair and treating all individuals with respect.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty and staff are required to adhere to campus policies designed to ensure a clean, safe, healthy environment in which learning and services can take place. LCCC is requiring all students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who enter LCCC properties to wear a face covering (mask) which covers their mouth and nose; to be symptom-free of any illness; to practice social distancing; and to practice good hygiene by washing their hands regularly.

Violations of campus COVID-19 and other health-related policies may subject students to the Code of Conduct process, which may result in sanctions that impact educational progress and participation.

How will I be notified if LCCC’s operating hours, services, or course delivery are impacted by COVID-19 pandemic response?

As an LCCC student, frequently monitoring campus communications is strongly recommended, and is even more important during our COVID-19 pandemic response. During this time, rapid changes may be required as the College adheres to federal, state, and local guidance and prioritizes the health of its campus and community. Communications that impact operations will be shared with students via the following:

LCCC Email Address

Use of your LCCC email address is the primary method of communication and engagement among LCCC students, faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to monitor their LCCC email daily, as this is the primary channel in which important, detailed, college-wide information will be communicated. Read LCCC’s student email policy.

RAVE Messaging System (Emergency Alerts)

RAVE messages are short, text-based emergency alerts from LCCC. As an enrolled student, no action is required by you to begin receiving alerts. We use the phone and email information currently on file to send you emergency notifications. We also invite your family, friends, and supporters to enroll in our RAVE system to receive operational alerts.

Canvas

Canvas is LCCC’s learning management system (LMS), which provides students access to course and program materials. As a student, you will often access Canvas, and important messages will be posted within the Canvas site. In addition, your professors will communicate with you via discussion boards and the mail feature within Canvas.

Throughout the pandemic response, LCCC will post communications on the LCCC Prepared website for public and future reference.

When should I refrain from attending class in-person?

Based on CDC guidance, you should not attend in-person classes:

If you have tested positive or think you may have COVID-19, you can return to in-person class after:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved