Gov. DeWine recently announced plans to begin to reopen businesses and organizations in our state. As we look toward our future at Lorain County Community College, we will implement a very incremental, careful and strategic Responsible Restart LCCC plan.

The Responsible Restart LCCC plan includes three phases of reopening – allowing us to proceed in a cautious and thoughtful manner. It begins with a very controlled reopening to our students and will proceed as follows: 

  • Phase One – May 18, 2020
  • Phase Two – May 26 (Start of summer semester)
  • Phase Three – August 24 (Start of fall semester)

We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus locally and may make adjustments to this plan, as needed.

 

Phase One

Launch a Controlled Campus Opening

Begins:   Monday, May 18, 2020
Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to Noon (At-risk individuals only)

Academic and student support services will begin limited open hours to provide an in-person option for student access. 

Academic and Student Support Services

Academic and Student Support Services provide an in-person option to access specific academic and student support services on a limited basis (see below). Virtual delivery of academic and student support services will continue.

On-Campus Services
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays
9-noon, Tuesdays (for at-risk individuals)

  • Bass Library reopens following social distancing and sanitizing protocols. Computers will be spaced to reflect the 6 foot guidelines.
  • Computer Lab -  One lab will open in BU 104. Work stations will be marked to enforce social distancing and computers cleaned following their use. 
  • Testing Center reopens with appointment-based approach and social distancing/sanitization.
  • Enrollment and Financial Services service counters open for student document drop-off, signing paperwork, appointment scheduling, tuition payment and general assistance.
  • Commodore Cupboard maintains curbside pickup model during specific hours.
Classes

A limited number of students will be on campus during scheduled class time to work with faculty to complete lab-based courses from the spring semester using social distancing protocols. 

Student and Visitor Protocols
  • Face Coverings - Students and visitors are required to wear face coverings while on campus.
  • Controlled Entrances to Campus - Students and visitors must enter via two controlled entrances:
    1. North and South Doors of the Bass Library or
    2. Front Doors of College Center. 
  • 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 services will be available. This will help limit congregating of groups of people. 
Employee Protocols
  • Office Access - Employees will have structured access to offices to retrieve information or perform functions that are not ideally performed virtually.  Employees who can continue to work from home should continue to do so and should consult with their direct supervisor for specific arrangements. If there is an urgent need to access your office area outside of Monday or Thursday between 10-6, please notify campus security upon your arrival.
  • Face coverings - Employees working on campus are required to wear face coverings at all times.  Since this requirement is from the time you arrive on campus until you leave, you are asked to provide your own face covering.  If you are not able to provide your own face covering, please discuss this with your unit administrator to pursue other arrangements.  While students and visitors are encouraged to wear face masks while on campus, it is not required.  This is in keeping with state guidelines.
  • Symptom Monitoring - Employees are required to check for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to campus and will need to attest they do not have a fever or exhibit symptoms. Employees with symptoms are required to stay home.  Employees who exhibit any symptoms are to complete a self-assessment questionnaire and report the information to Human Resources. More detailed information about that process will be provided in the near future. 
Campus Operations
  • Materials for barrier shields have been ordered and it is our goal these will be in place by May 18 to minimize contact. 
  • Frequent hand washing is required.  Additionally, we are making efforts to obtain adequate hand sanitizer around campus.
  • Retail Food Service remains closed.
  • Occupancy will be limited in certain areas.
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people will be allowed. 
  • All common areas will remain closed until further notice including cafeteria, breakrooms, etc.
  • High-touch areas will be disinfected nightly.
Virtual Services through Live Chat Hours

Virtual Services
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday

  • 1:1 student services (ie, Advising, ARC, Career Services, etc) will continue to be delivered remotely and span regular service hours.
  • Enrollment, Financial and Career Services areas all maintaining current chat hours.
  • Accessibility Services staff return to campus and continue to conduct student meetings remotely. 
  • Academic Support Center and Tutoring for Math will continue to be offered remotely.
  • Technical computing support will continue through Chat.
  • eLearning will continue to offer ongoing virtual training in the use of learning technology. 

 

Phase Two

Begins: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to Noon (At-risk individuals only)

Summer semester classes begin. 

Academic and Student Support Services

Academic and Student Support Services continue to provide an in-person option to access specific academic and student support services on a limited basis (see below). Virtual delivery of academic and student support services will continue.

On-Campus Services
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays
9-noon, Tuesdays (for at-risk individuals)

  • Bass Library will continue as in Phase One.
  • Academic Support Center and Math Studio will provide limited in-person scheduling of appointments, following appropriate social distancing. Appointments can be scheduled through the website or in-person. “Drop-In” appointments will continue to occur remotely. 
  • Accessibility Services - If in-person meetings and assessments are necessary, they will be conducted in designated spaces within the library, using social distancing protocols. 
  • Additional Computer Labs will be open, following social distancing and sanitizing protocols.
  • Commodore Books and More may open during limited hours. Online bookstore services will continue.
  • Testing Center maintains appointment-based approach with social distancing/sanitization.
  • Commodore Cupboard maintains curbside pickup model during specific hours.
Classes
  • Students will begin classes, but primarily online. 
  • A limited number of students will begin in-person lab coursework on campus. In-person courses include those that cannot be delivered effectively in a virtual format. All other courses will be delivered online.
LCCC Learning Centers

LCCC Learning Centers - Lorain City Center Community Learning Center, University Partnership Ridge Campus and Wellington Learning Center re-open from from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. The hours of 9-11 a.m. will be reserved for individuals who have a higher health risk.

Student and Visitor Protocols

Continue Phase One Protocols:

  • Face Coverings. Students and visitors will be required to wear a mask to enter campus. We have obtained an inventory of disposable masks for this purpose. Campus Security will distribute masks as needed at the controlled entrances (Bass Library or College Center) on the days and times that campus is open.     
  • Controlled Entrances to Campus. Students and visitors must enter via two controlled entrances:  1) North and South Doors of the Bass Library or 2) Front Doors of College Center. 
  • 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 services will be available.  This will help limit congregating of groups of people. 
Employee Protocols
  • Enrollment, Financial and Career Services teams practice staggered schedules (smaller teams such as Veterans Services, ARC, with no more than 1-2 in person at a time)
  • Office Access. Employees will have structured access to offices to retrieve information or perform functions that are not ideally performed virtually.  Employees who can continue to work from home should continue to do so and should consult with their direct supervisor for specific arrangements.
  • Face coverings. Employees working on campus are required to wear face coverings at all times. Since this requirement is from the time you arrive on campus until you leave, you are asked to provide your own face covering. If you are not able to provide your own face covering, please discuss this with your unit administrator to pursue other arrangements.  While students and visitors are encouraged to wear face masks while on campus, it is not required.  This is in keeping with state guidelines.
  • Symptom Monitoring. Employees are required to check for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to campus and will need to attest they do not have a fever or exhibit symptoms. Employees with symptoms are required to stay home.  Employees who exhibit any symptoms are to complete a self-assessment questionnaire and report the information to Human Resources.  More detailed information about that process will be provided in the near future. 
Campus Operations

Continue Phase One Protocols: 

  • Barrier shields will be in place to minimize contact. 
  • Frequent hand washing is required.  Additionally, we are making efforts to obtain adequate hand sanitizer around campus.  
  • Retail Food Service remains closed.
  • Occupancy will be limited in certain areas.
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people will be allowed. 
  • All common areas will remain closed until further notice including cafeteria, breakrooms, etc.
  • High-touch areas will be disinfected nightly.
Virtual Services Through Live Chat Hours

Virtual Services
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday

  • 1:1 student services continue (ie, Advising, ARC, Career Services, etc) will continue to be delivered remotely and span regular service hours.
  • Enrollment, Career and Financial Services areas maintain current chat hours.
  • Accessibility Services staff continue to conduct student meetings remotely. 
  • Academic Support Center and Tutoring for Math will continue to be offered remotely.
  • Technical computing support will continue through Chat.
  • eLearning will continue to offer ongoing virtual training in the use of learning technology. 

We will adjust our plans for facilities, programs & services based on evolving circumstances.

 

Phase Three 

Start of Fall Semester – August 24

  • Fall semester begins.
  • Students enrolled in fall semester in-person courses (16 week, 8A, and 5A terms) will begin coursework.
  • Courses will be offered remotely, blended and on campus.

We will provide more detailed information about Phase Three as circumstances evolve.