LCCC Prepared – COVID-19 Information

While you are visiting our campus, please know that your health and safety are our primary concern. The following guidelines are intended to protect you, our campus and our community.

Map of Campus Entrances

 

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

 

Coming to Campus

To protect you and our campus community, everyone on campus is required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing at all times and practice frequent hand washing. Upon entry at controlled entrances, everyone is required to have temperature checked and complete a SAFE form.

Campus Entrances

SAFE Form

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.

 

Temperature Screening at Entrances

Campus Security officers will be stationed at each of the controlled entrances to ensure mask compliance and take temperatures.  While we recognize that a portion of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, a very common symptom that presents in symptomatic cases is a fever. Temperature scanners will be stationed in each of these entrances to scan individuals for a high temperature. If a fever is detected, a secondary handheld forehead thermometer will be used to confirm that a fever is present. 

Each learning center will also have a temperature scanner stationed and respective staff in those areas will be monitoring for mask compliance. 

Temperature Screening Station
Temperature Screening Station

 

Safety and Health – 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.

 

Business Operations

Athletic Events

Athletic events have been suspended.

Children's Center

LCCC’s Children’s Learning Center is open with limited capacity to provide care for LCCC/UP students enrolled for fall semester or completing educational business on campus.

Dining Services

The Marketplace, Starbucks and Subway are now open for take-out and on-campus delivery service. Learn more about services and hours of operation.

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is closed.

Fitness Center

The LCCC Fitness Center is now open.

Scheduling of Events

No new in-person college events will be scheduled until further notice.

Spitzer Conference Center

Spitzer Conference Center events have been temporarily paused.

Our office staff is available by phone or email Monday through Friday and in-person Mondays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact us at (440) 366-4100 or conferencing@lorainccc.edu.

Stocker Arts Center

Stocker Arts Center events have been temporarily paused.

 

General Coronavirus Information

Hygiene and Cleaning Enhancements

LCCC has implemented extensive and frequent cleaning, provided access to hand sanitizer and hospital grade disinfectant wipes, educated faculty, staff, student and community visitors on preventive measures such as social distancing and more frequent hand washing. We remain in direct and frequent communication with local and state officials to closely monitor any modifications we need to make to our plans.

Travel Recommendations

All non-essential college-related travel is currently suspended. To review the CDC’s travel guidelines visit this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Ohio Department of Health Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions about COVID-19. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or (833) 427-5634.

Ohio COVID-19 Website

COVID-19 Myths Versus Facts from the Ohio Department of Health

Additional Resources