This landing page will share information and address concerns about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) but should not be considered as your primary source of information for coronavirus in our region. Please use this page for your most current updates on decisions, actions, and communications from LCC. The college will also be using student email, text messaging, and AppArmor emergency alerts as warranted, to communicate with students and employees.

Lamar Community College is open for business and we want to assist you in returning to campus safely while pursuing your educational goals!

 

Safe Return to Campus Plan – Fall 2020 – Updated 7/28/20

We are excited to welcome students back to Lamar Community College this fall when we start our phased move-in for Residence Hall students on August 17 and start classes on August 24. As we continue to monitor current conditions and plan for the safety and wellbeing of students, employees, and our communities, we would like to share some details about our preferred plan for a Safe Return to Campus. We know these plans can change and we encourage you to work with us as we adapt and adjust in order to ensure the best learning, living, and working environment possible. Your cooperation and understanding will help us maintain our goals of having students safely attending classes, living in residence halls, and participating in activities and events. If we are able to remain open and operational as planned, we will better serve students and maintain appropriate staffing levels for doing so. Thank you for following all current guidance and orders so we can keep LCC safe and operational.

 

If you suspect you have coronavirus: Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as couch or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.

 

Please use this page for your most current updates on decisions, actions, and communications from LCC. The college will also be using student email, text messaging, and AppArmor emergency alerts as warranted, to communicate with students and employees.

Lamar Community College is closely monitoring news and information related to COVID-19, the worldwide illness known as coronavirus. LCC has no known cases of COVID-19, but LCC leadership is in regular contact with local and state health officials to take precautions to protect our students, faculty, and staff.

 

CARES Act Information

Lamar Community College’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

CARES Act Information (link to) https://www.lamarcc.edu/admission/paying-for-college/

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For more information on coping with stress related to COVID-19, please contact Dr. Rosalind R. Smith, LCC Retention Counselor at (719) 336-1527 or rosalind.smith@lamarcc.edu.

CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress Regarding COVID-19

American Psychology Association: Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe

Covid Quick Links

COVID-19 is the novel (or new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Additional information is also available from the Colorado Department of Health at and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment may change daily. The latest updates are available on CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.

As always, it is recommended that you follow such standard hygiene practices as:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Following CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and discuss how to proceed.

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever1, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Self-quarantine is recommended for people who have come in close contact with individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 illness or who have traveled from areas where transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is widespread or ongoing.

LCC strongly recommends that students and employees who are in this category self-quarantine for 14 days from the date they left the area or came in contact with individuals who were diagnosed with at least a presumptive case of COVID-19.

In addition, students and employees who are showing signs of COVID-19 illness (e.g., fever and lower respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath) are required to stay away from LCC campus.

Fall Semester FAQs

Communication from Lamar Community College