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

 

Visiting Our Campus

  • Face Coverings. Students 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)
        
  • 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, breakrooms, etc.) and no retail food service is available. 

 

Campus Operations

  • Barrier shields are in place to minimize contact. 
  • Frequent hand washing is required.  
  • Occupancy will be limited in certain areas.
  • High-touch areas will be disinfected nightly.

 

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

 

Symptomatic Individuals

If you show any symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be allowed to enter campus and will be required to contact LCCC Campus Security for  instructions. If you are already on an LCCC campus and become symptomatic, please immediately isolate and contact Campus Security.  

Symptomatic cases that are identified by LCCC may be communicated to Lorain County Public Health or other public health departments for further processing.  All individuals entering LCCC campus property are expected to be transparent with symptom assessment and potential for COVID-19 exposure. 

Symptomatic individuals will be able to return to campus relative to current CDC guidance, which currently states that symptomatic cases can be around 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 you were previously symptomatic and now meet these requirements, please email covid19@lorainccc.edu before returning to campus to notify College officials of your symptom free-status. 

Please note that this information is subject to change based on the evolving understanding of COVID-19 and related public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, and Lorain County Public Health.  As our understanding and guidance changes, we will be sure to update you on revised protocols. 

 

Business Operations

Athletic Events

Athletic events have been suspended.

Children's Center

LCCC’s Children’s Learning Center is scheduled to resume operation August 24, 2020 providing care for LCCC/UP students enrolled for fall semester or completing educational business on campus.

Dining Services

All Campus Dining locations and seating remain closed. Spitzer Conference Center provides pick-up and delivery service on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All orders must be prepaid and ordered a minimum of 30 minutes in advance. Call (440) 366-4100 for more information.

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is closed.

Fitness Center

The LCCC Fitness Center is now open.

Scheduling of Events

No new college events will be scheduled until further notice.

Spitzer Conference Center

Spitzer Conference Center is open and ready to host your event.

We have protocols in place to ensure the safety of you and your guests, including hand sanitizing stations throughout our building, limiting the seating capacity of each room to ensure social distancing and also many precautions in the way we serve and handle our catering orders, including eliminating all buffet style service.

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

All events scheduled in the Stocker Arts Center have been postponed or canceled.  No new events will be scheduled until further notice.

The Stocker Arts Center Art Gallery is closed.

 

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.

Symptoms and Health Precautions

If you are experiencing fever, chills or respiratory symptoms, seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

  • Avoid contact with others
  • Do not travel while sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

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

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