LCCC Prepared – COVID-19 Information

More than ever before you have risen to the challenge of working, teaching and leading our students through a new learning environment. Whether you are working from home or on-campus, this information will help you take care of yourself, each other and our students as we begin fall semester. 

SAFE FORM  

To be completed by employees each time before entering campus.
    

Faculty/Staff Resources – Intranet

 

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

 

Office Access

Employees are encouraged to continue to work from home whenever possible. Employees have limited access to offices  to retrieve information or perform functions that are not ideally performed virtually. If there is an urgent need to access your office area, please remember to complete the SAFE Form before entering campus. Continue to consult with your direct supervisor for specific arrangements. 

Face Coverings

Students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask to enter campus. Face coverings must be worn the entire time you are on campus. We can provide you with a disposable mask for this purpose, if needed.

Controlled Entrances to Campus

Students and visitors must enter via several controlled entrances.

  • College Center
  • Bass Library
  • Stocker Center
  • Spitzer Conference Center
  • Lab Sciences
  • Fitness Center (Ewing Field House)
Temperature Screenings

All campus entrances have temperature screening in place to monitor for symptomatic individuals.

SAFE Form

All campus visitors, employees and students must complete our SAFE Form for symptoms assessment before entering campus.

Social Distancing

Six feet of social distancing is required on campus at all times.  All meetings should continue to be held in a virtual format.  All common areas are closed (i.e. cafeteria, break rooms, etc.) and no dine-in food service is available.

 

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.

 

Telecommuting 

The College recognizes the need for employees to work remotely (telecommuting) whenever practical and possible to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  At its core, telecommuting is a cooperative arrangement between you and LCCC, designed to meet the needs of LCCC in a flexible way.  Please review the telecommuting expectations (Intranet login required) for all employees who are working remotely during this time.

 

Contact

Please contact covid19@lorainccc.edu for any questions or concerns or if you believe you have had exposure to COVID-19.