Coronavirus Update

Welcome to Lancer Nation

We are excited about the fall semester and welcoming everyone back on campus. We are offering a variety of course options from which students can choose such as online, hybrid, in-person, and synchronous classes that all provide a quality learning experience. No matter if your goal is to transfer to a university, advance in your current job, or prepare for a new career, LCC has options for you to take classes.

We invite you to read the following to discover our safety protocols that are in place for the fall semester and to learn about other information and services that are available to you as you return to campus.

In accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor of North Carolina, and state and local health care agencies, Lenoir Community College recognizes the use of face coverings may reduce the spread of COVID-19.

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status in indoor spaces on all LCC campuses. This will remain in place until further notice and will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Face covering exceptions include private offices or outdoors if individuals are not in close contact with someone else, such as walking alone in an uncrowded location.

The College continues to closely monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students is our utmost concern. We are taking a proactive approach and are working closely with local, state, and federal authorities as we continue to monitor the situation for any short-term and long-term planning. Updates will continue as needed.

** Please note: This is a constantly changing pandemic, and the College administration is in continuous contact with the state and local health care agencies. Protocols that the College develops are subject to change.

  • Students unable to wear face coverings for medical or other reasons should contact the Office of Disability Access Services to discuss and determine your reasonable accommodations at wrkimble58@lenoircc.edu or (252) 527-6223, ext. 331.
  • Employees unable to wear face coverings for medical or other reasons should contact the Human Resources Office to discuss and determine your reasonable accommodations at tvjohnson90@lenoircc.edu or (252) 527-6223, ext. 397.
  • So students may understand their instructors clearly, faculty, when lecturing, may remove their face coverings provided they can maintain social distance in the classroom.
  • Face shields, goggles, gloves, and other PPE will be available upon request.
  • Hand sanitation stations are located in common areas of each building.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols are in place throughout campus buildings, common spaces, classrooms, and instructional spaces. Our environmental services personnel are deep cleaning and will continue to deep clean high-touch areas on a regular basis.
  • Signage has been installed on entrance doors across campus to alert employees, students, and visitors to not enter the building if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
PROCEDURE

Employees, students, or visitors exhibiting symptoms (see below) of COVID-19 should:

  • Stay at home (do not come to campus).
  • Consult your doctor or health care provider.
  • Contact your instructor (students) or supervisor (employees).
  • LCC instructor or supervisor should immediately notify Richy Huneycutt (252-560-0332). She will contact the County Health Department and provide direction.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • 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

Employees, students, or visitors who have been in close contact (see below for definition of close contact) with someone who has tested positive or has experienced symptoms of COVID-19 should:

  • Stay at home (do not come to campus).
  • Consult your doctor or health care provider.
  • Contact your instructor (students) or supervisor (employees).
  • LCC instructor or supervisor should immediately notify Richy Huneycutt (252-560-0332). She will contact the County Health Department and provide direction.

NOTE: For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within six (6) feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset.

Employees, students, and visitors who are already on campus and subsequently develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus should:

  • Immediately leave campus.
  • Notify your instructor (students) or supervisor (employees).
  • LCC instructor or supervisor should immediately notify Richy Huneycutt (252-560-0332). She will contact the County Health Department and provide direction.
RETURN TO CAMPUS
  • After consultation with appropriate health care officials and the respective student, employee, or visitor, the College administration will determine when it is safe for the student, employee, or visitor to return to campus and resume activities. The CDC offers more guidelines for ““What to Do If You Are Sick”.
Fall 2021 Schedule

Students: The Fall 2021 semester begins on August 16, with course options described in more detail below. The academic calendar remains unchanged, with no modifications to breaks or other dates. Should it become necessary to make changes due to COVID-19, you will be notified.

Faculty: Class schedules and other instructional needs will determine the schedules followed by the faculty who teach our students. Each course syllabus will outline the faculty member’s availability to students and how office hours will be conducted.

Staff: Beginning the week of August 9, the College will resume its normal operating hours, which is Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Course Options

This fall, the College will offer traditional in-person classes, hybrid classes (a blend of in-person and online instruction), fully online classes, and new this year, synchronous classes, where you can come to campus for class or you can log in from anywhere and participate live during your class.

Faculty are hard at work now making sure that you have the learning opportunities and support necessary to be successful, regardless of the type of classes you choose at LCC. With all available options, please be aware that there will still be deadlines you need to meet in order to be successful.

In-Person

Courses designated as in-person mean that students meet face-to-face during class with instructors and classmates at designated times. Most classrooms and labs will have about half the usual number of students present in person.

Hybrid

Courses designated as hybrid mean that students will take part of a class online with a requirement that students also meet in traditional in-person sessions.

Online Classes

Courses designated as online mean that 100% of the course material is delivered online. Students can access their lessons through a web browser anytime, anywhere. Remote sessions will be recorded and available in Moodle so that you can review instructional sessions at your convenience.

Synchronous Classes

Courses designated as synchronous mean that students meet in-person during class with instructors and classmates at designated times, just as you would an in-person class OR you can log in from anywhere remotely and participate live during your class. While the class session will be recorded for you to review, you will need to log on during the scheduled class time to be counted in attendance for the day.

All students should check their Moodle and email regularly for communications from their instructors prior to the start of the semester. The variety of formats provided for courses reflect the formats that students originally selected at the time of registration. Our goal is to maintain these formats as consistently as possible to support your learning and engage with you based on your preferences. In the event that a change must be made to course format due to changing circumstances, you will be notified as early as possible to provide you with the information and resources necessary to continue your courses successfully. If you determine that your needs have changed and you need to select other course delivery formats or courses scheduled at alternate times, please contact your academic advisor to adjust your schedule. No matter what your course format, know that your instructors are prepared to provide you with a positive, high-quality learning experience. Your instructors are accessible to address your learning needs and to any answer any questions you may have throughout your course.

We encourage all students to make decisions about their class schedules and course formats based on their individual health and learning needs. At LCC, we are fully committed to promoting health and safety and supporting student learning in all courses and across all instructional formats.

Campus Services and Activities

We are happy to start welcoming students back to campus with a wide range of campus services and activities to make your time at LCC both enjoyable and successful. We know there is so much information to read and understand these days. Although we have all the resources and staff to help support you at LCC, we want to help you find what you need faster. First, rather than looking in multiple places for information, try the Campus Services and Activities page, where many of the resources you use are linked to this one online page.

  • Students may access tutoring and academic support, with services available in-person, virtually, or online to ensure that you have the support to make the most of your education at LCC no matter your location.
  • Student Services Staff are available in-person or virtually to provide information and support regarding Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Counseling, Disability Services, and more.
  • Lancer Career Connections staff are available to provide career exploration services or to help students obtain internships, work-based learning opportunities, apprenticeships, or part-time or full-time employment.
  • Students can join and participate in one of over 20 different student clubs.

For additional help, contact Student Services located in the Administration Building at admissions@lenoircc.edu or (252) 527-6223, ext. 395.

Learning Resources Center (LRC)

If you need support for reference and research to complete course assignments, our LCC Library staff is ready to help you in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) on campus and through virtual meetings, providing online search tools, guides, and many additional print and digital resources to connect you with the information you need to successfully complete research papers and other class assignments.

When the fall semester begins, computer labs will be available for student use during campus hours of operation. Students may use these labs for class participation, as well as to complete course assignments. If audio is needed while in the computer lab, especially to participate in a class, students are encouraged to bring their own headphones. However, disposable headphones will be provided by the LRC if needed. Six Group Study Rooms are also available for two or more students working together on academic assignments as well as group projects.  Students may use the “Book a Study Room” widget on the library home page or walk in/call the library to reserve a room. In addition to WiFi available throughout campus buildings, students can also remain in their cars and access WiFi in parking lots where available.

Food on Campus

Thee Coffee House, located in the Student Center, will reopen 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning August 16 with three ordering options to provide breakfast and lunch. You may order online www.theecoffeehouse.com and pick up in Thee Coffee House at a dedicated area; order online and have your order delivered on campus for a small fee; or order in person and pick up. There will also be available grab-and-go meals that are pre-packaged following safe food service guidelines, allowing you to have only minimal contact with others as you purchase your meals. All other meals will be made to order.

Cashier’s Office

Need to pay your tuition? Log into myLCC and select “Make an Online Payment.” If you would like a payment plan, select “Manage Nelnet Payment Plan.” If you prefer to pay in person, stop by the Cashier’s Office located in the Administration Building on the Main campus in Kinston. You may also pay over the phone by calling 252-233-6858.

Athletics

LCC hosts four sports – Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Baseball and coming Fall 2022, Women’s Soccer. Student athletes should contact their coaches about scheduling of athletic practices and competitions. Schedules will be posted on the www.lenoircc.edu/athletics/ website once finalized.

Bookstore

The Bookstore, located in the Student Center, will have extended hours the week of August 16 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, August 16 through 19, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 20. During registration week beginning August 9, the Bookstore will have extended hours. Face coverings are required for customers and employees. The Bookstore continues to process online orders for delivery direct to you with free shipping on orders over $49. Orders can be placed at lenoircc.bncollege.com. We also have expanded our availability of digital ebooks which provides you access to your materials immediately after your order is processed.

Technology Support

Technology has become even more important in all our lives in the past few months, but we know it can be stressful when you have questions or problems. LCC’s Technology Help Desk offers support for students and employees Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can connect by phone at (252) 527-6223, ext. 513 or send an email to helpdesk@lenoircc.edu.  On-campus appointments are also an option.

In accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor of North Carolina, and state and local health care agencies, Lenoir Community College recognizes the use of face coverings may reduce the spread of COVID-19.

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status in indoor spaces on all LCC campuses. This will remain in place until further notice and will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Face covering exceptions include private offices or outdoors if individuals are not in close contact with someone else, such as walking alone in an uncrowded location.

Students unable to wear face coverings for medical or other reasons should contact the Office of Disability Access Services to discuss and determine your reasonable accommodations at wrkimble58@lenoircc.edu or (252) 527-6223, ext. 331.

Employees unable to wear face coverings for medical or other reasons should contact the Human Resources Office to discuss and determine your reasonable accommodations at tvjohnson90@lenoircc.edu or (252) 527-6223, ext. 397.

Updates will continue as needed.

** Please note: This is a constantly changing pandemic and the College administration is in contact with the state and local health care agencies. Protocols that the College develops are subject to change.

** As a reminder:  Please do not come to campus if you are exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms, which may include: 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, and diarrhea.

Concerns/Contacts

As a reminder, Richy Huneycutt, Director of Marketing, Recruiting, and Communications, is our initial point of contact if you have any questions or concerns in your area. You may contact her directly at rshuneycutt78@lenoircc.edu or 252-560-0332.

If you have any additional PPE or sanitation needs, contact Kristen Clayton, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Administrative Services, at (252) 527-6223, ext. 352 or email at kbclayton02@lenoircc.edu.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control
Interactive Map
Lenoir County Health Department
NC Health and Human Services