Coronavirus Update

LCC continues to closely monitor the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), of which there are no identified cases on any of our campuses.

On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 147, Extension of Phase 2 Order and New Measures to Save Lives in the COVID-19 Pandemic, effective Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m.  We will remain in Phase 2 of our LCC recovery through Friday, July 17, consistent with the Governor’s Order.

In addition to the LCC Safety Precautions and Protocols already in place in our Phase 2 plan, the Executive Order requires people to wear a face covering whether inside or outside, unless an exception applies. For LCC, people are required to wear a face covering if they are within six (6) feet of another person. Exceptions are as follows:

  1. Any medical or behavioral condition or disability (including, but not limited to, any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to put on or remove a face covering without assistance);
  2. Is actively eating or drinking;
  3. Is strenuously exercising;
  4. Is seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired in a way that requires the mouth to be visible;
  5. Is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience;
  6. Is temporarily removing his or her face covering to secure government or medical services or for identification purposes;
  7. Would be at risk from wearing a face covering at work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulations or workplace safety guidelines;
  8. Has found that his or her face covering is impeding visibility to operate equipment or a vehicle.

As directed in the Executive Order, anyone who declines to wear a face covering for these reasons should not be required to produce documentation or any other proof of a condition.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and compliance with these safety precautions and protocols.

Beginning June 8, 2020, the LCC Bookstore will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm for faculty and students. Textbook orders must continue to be placed on our website (https://lenoircc.bncollege.com/shop/lenoir-cc/home) and will be shipped from our warehouse, as no textbooks are stocked in store at this time.  During our modified business hours you may:

  • Return Rental textbooks
  • Sell back Textbooks
  • Purchase General Merchandise and food and beverage items
  • Purchase Cap and Gowns

We have been, and continue to be, proactive in our approach to keep our stores clean. On a regular basis, we are wiping down counters, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces using hospital-grade disinfectant. We have also implemented social distancing measures, including floor tape and reduced occupancy. We have also incorporated other preventative measures including sneeze guards, contactless payment, and off limit areas (such as textbooks).

** We are requiring masks for all customers entering the store**

Please contact the bookstore manager at: sm8190@bncollege.com with any questions.

On Wednesday, May 20, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 141, Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: Phase 2, effective Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m.  We will now transition to Phase 2 of our LCC recovery plan beginning Tuesday, May 26. At that time, LCC may offer additional face-to-face instruction for all programs and courses and all college services, provided that the College can utilize appropriate health precautions and social distancing protocols. In addition, the College may now expand gatherings to more than 10 people.

We will continue to move forward with the enhanced safety precautions and protocols that we implemented in Phase 1, adjusted appropriately to handle larger volumes of students as we enter into Phase 2 and begin to plan to scale up even more for the anticipated Fall semester volumes.

For ease of reference, below is the updated list of Safety Precautions and Protocols we have in place:

Safety Precautions and Protocols (applies to all campuses) – Phase 2

  • The safety of our employees and students is paramount. We have made preparations and changes that will minimize risk of virus transmission while allowing our campus to be operational.
  • We are installing even more signage across campus informing employees, students, and visitors about proactive safety and health precautions they can take to protect themselves and others.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged for employees, students, and visitors and the College will provide masks to those individuals who do not have one. Reusable and disposable masks are available for employees, students, and visitors. We currently have 16,000 masks on hand and have ordered more.
  • Disposable gloves are available for employees, students, and visitors. We already have 26,000 gloves on hand.
  • We will utilize teleworking where appropriate, based on the needs of the College.
  • Controlled access to campus buildings will remain in place, with a limited number of entrance doors being open in those buildings in which classes or services are being offered. All buildings not in use for classes or services will remain locked.
  • All students and visitors will receive a health screening upon entering a building. This health screening will include a questionnaire and a temperature check. We currently have 30 non-contact infrared thermometers on hand and have ordered an additional 30. Anyone not passing the health screening will be asked to leave campus.
  • Social distancing practices for employees, students, and visitors will be reinforced and required to the largest extent possible. Signage will serve as reminders and guides to establish and maintain a 6-foot distance between persons.
  • Additional safety protocols will be implemented in cases when social distancing is impractical, which may include requiring masks to be worn, installing physical barriers like Plexiglas, etc.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are installed across the campuses.
  • Environmental Services staff will be continuously cleaning common contact areas.
  • Listening to our employees and students, we will take any additional steps as warranted that improve the safety of our campuses.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and compliance with these safety precautions and protocols.

Reminder: Summer classes begin Monday, May 18. Registration for second-five week classes continue with classes beginning June 23.

Lenoir Community College (LCC) applied for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) of the CARES Act on 4/15/2020 and received HEERF of the CARES Act on 4/24/2020.

LCC will disburse the 50% ($485,443) of HEERF with the CARES Act to qualifying curriculum students enrolled in seated courses for the Spring 2020 term, with the first disbursement by May 14, 2020. There is an estimated total of 817 students who may be eligible for these funds, with 634 students who currently meet the criteria for the HEERF of the CARES Act funds and an additional 183 students who are pending qualification.

Following section 18004 of the CARES Act, Lenoir Community College received and distributed emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus(COVID-19). On March 16, 2020, Lenoir Community College ceased all seated courses due to safety concerns for students and staff, this disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus affected all students enrolled in a seated course. Following recommendations of Secretary Betsy Devos, Section 18004 of the CARES Act, and Frequently Asked Questions posted by the U.S. Department of Education, Lenoir Community College is distributing grants to its students affected by this disruption of campus operations.

Student Selection Criteria:

Lenoir Community College selected recipients of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) based on criteria set forth by the CARES Act and the Department of Education. Following these guidelines and utilizing our student information system we were able to compile a list of qualified students. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate eligibility. The Department of Education (DOE) deems the following students ineligible for funding under HEERF:

  • Students enrolled exclusively online are ineligible due to DOE Emergency Financial Aid FAQ #12.
  • Dually enrolled high school students are ineligible due to DOE Emergency Financial Aid FAQ #9.
  • Ineligible non-citizens are ineligible due to Sec 484 of the Higher Education Act(HEA) of 1965.
  • Students enrolled in a non-Title IV program are ineligible due to Sec 484 of the Higher Education Act(HEA) of 1965.

Funding Allocation:

Funding based on Spring 2020 enrollment status ranging from $150 to $675 per person

  • Amounts based on total curriculum credit hours enrolled beyond census date during Spring 2020 term for 634 qualifying students:
  1. Full Time (12+ hours) = 395 students @ $675 = $266,625
  2. ¾ Time (9-11 hours) = 146 students @ $500 = $73,000
  3. ½ Time (6-8 hours) = 61 students @ $325 = $19,825
  4. Less than ½ Time (1-5 hours) 32 students @ $150 = $4,800
  • Total amount for immediate disbursement for 634 students is $364,250
  • Amounts based on curriculum credit hours enrolled during Spring 2020 term for 183 pending students. These students have not completed a FAFSA as of 5/13/2020. To ensure these students meet DOE criteria, they will need to complete a 19/20 or 20/21 FAFSA on or by 6/30/2020. If this group of students do not complete a FAFSA, then all or some of these funds from this group would become available to reallocate.
  1. Full Time (12+ hours) = 94 students @ $675 = $ 63,450
  2. ¾ Time (9-11 hours) = 43 students @ $500 = $21,500
  3. ½ Time (6-8 hours) = 22 students @ $325= $7,150
  4. Less than ½ Time (1-5 hours) 24 students @ $150 = $3,600
  • Total amount pending is $95,700

Any remaining funds will be disbursed to qualifying students on or before the end of the Spring 2021 term.

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the LCC Bookstore remains closed.  However, the LCC Bookstore remains open for online business at https://lenoircc.bncollege.com/shop/lenoir-cc/home [lenoircc.bncollege.com] and it is ready to serve our campus by providing free shipping on all orders. The Bookstore is accepting rental check-ins via mail until 6/15; students can print a return label at https://lenoircc.bncollege.com/shop/lenoir-cc/page/rental-book-return [lenoircc.bncollege.com].

Students can sell their textbooks back online at https://onlinebuyback.mbsbooks.com/index.php?ACTION=home&CSID=A3JJAZC2AAQZCQOATQM2UAWMB&jde=10380637 [onlinebuyback.mbsbooks.com]

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as changes occur. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Store Manager at sm8190@bncollege.com.

The North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order No. 138, Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: Phase 1, went into effect Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m.

As LCC transitions into Phase 1 of our plan, the North Carolina Community College System Office has provided additional guidance on allowable face-to-face instruction and services. Starting May 8, colleges may offer additional face-to-face instruction for specific courses, provided that the college can utilize appropriate health protections and social distancing protocols. This guidance and these specific courses are intended to reflect the definitions of Essential Businesses as prescribed by the Governor’s Executive Order. The following limited exceptions for face-to-face instruction are allowed:

  • Health care courses
  • Transportation courses
  • Mission critical facility maintenance courses
  • Infrastructure courses
  • Manufacturing and customized training

The College will phase in a transition to normal operations over time and consistent with the Governor’s phasing the state back to normal operations.

Phase 1 Transition Plan (applies to all campuses)

The first phase begins Monday, May 11. At this time, the College will begin offering face-to-face instruction in the allowed courses listed above, as well as student services and community response services.

The College has put into place enhanced safety precautions and protocols. We implemented safety and security protocols at the start of the pandemic to keep our employees and students safe, and we have built upon and enhanced those as follows.

Safety Precautions and Protocols (applies to all campuses)

  • The safety of our employees and students is paramount. We have made preparations and changes that will minimize risk of virus transmission while allowing our campus to be operational.
  • Controlled access to campus buildings will remain in place, with only one entrance door being open in those buildings in which classes or services are being offered. All buildings not in use for classes or services will remain locked.
  • All students and visitors will receive a health screening immediately upon entering a building. This health screening will include a questionnaire and a temperature check. Anyone not passing the health screening will be asked to leave campus.
  • Social distancing practices for employees, students, and visitors will be reinforced and required. Signage will serve as reminders and guides to establish and maintain a 6-foot distance between persons.
  • No more than 10 people will be allowed to congregate together. This includes classrooms, labs, etc.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are installed across the campuses.
  • Environmental Services staff will be continuously cleaning common contact areas.
  • Reusable and disposable face masks will be available for employees, students, and visitors.
  • Disposable gloves will be available for employees, students, and visitors.
  • The College will continue to utilize teleworking to the greatest extent possible where appropriate.
  • Listening to our employees and students, we will take any additional steps as warranted that improve the safety of our campuses.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and compliance with the safety precautions and protocols.

The LCC Passport Office, located in the Administration Building, will resume its regular operating hours beginning Tuesday, May 12. No appointment is necessary. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The LCC Bookstore remains open for online business at https://lenoircc.bncollege.com/shop/lenoir-cc/home and it is ready to serve our campus by providing free shipping on all orders. The Bookstore is accepting rental check-ins via mail; students can print a return label at https://lenoircc.bncollege.com/shop/lenoir-cc/page/rental-book-return.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as changes occur. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Store Manager at sm8190@bncollege.com.

Transitional and Career Studies graduation has been rescheduled for December. Details will be posted as they become available.

April 21, 2020

Register now for online summer classes beginning May 18. Second five-week online classes are also available beginning June 23. Contact your advisor to register online. New students can APPLY ONLINE.

Fully transferable online courses are available in various disciplines. View a list of current classes and TAKE US WITH YOU!

Updates to Lenoir Community College academic calendar are as follows:

  • Current and new students can begin registering for summer and fall courses as previously scheduled. Early Registration for currently enrolled students is April 6-7. Registration for all students (current and new) is April 8-10.
  • April 14 – 17, Tuesday – Friday, originally scheduled as Spring Break for students and faculty, are instructional days.
  • Online and traditional summer classes will begin as scheduled on Monday, May 18.
  • Health Sciences and Nursing pinning has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22.
  • Transitional and Career Studies graduation has been rescheduled for December (more information will be given at a later date)
  • Spring graduation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 28.

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Lenoir Community College is taking precautionary measures to minimize traffic on all of its campuses.

Beginning Monday, March 30, there will be limited and controlled access to Lenoir Community College campuses for ONLY LCC employees and a small group of designated students (i.e. specific public safety and health programs and students accessing the computer labs in the three designated sites in Lenoir, Greene and Jones Counties). All buildings except for the ones bulleted below will be locked.

  • Administration Building (Lenoir County Campus)
  • Learning Resources Center – computer labs only (Lenoir County Campus)
  • Greene County Center (Greene County Campus)
  • Workforce Development Center (Snow Hill Campus)
  • Jones County Center (Jones County Campus)

The College will be enforcing social distancing according to the guidelines from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), and anyone who is sick or exhibiting symptoms of the Coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should not come to campus.

All student services are still available remotely as detailed below.

Student Services/Admissions Office may be accessed by calling (252) 527-6223, ext. 394, or email admissions@lenoircc.edu.

Registrar’s Office may be accessed by calling (252) 527-6223, ext. 325, or email regoffice@lenoircc.edu.

Financial Aid Office may be accessed by calling (252) 527-6223, ext. 371, or email finaid@lenoircc.edu. You can schedule a virtual meeting through Webex to speak to a Financial Aid counselor by going to the College’s webpage, www.lenoircc.edu, and click on Paying For College at the bottom of the page. There you can “Schedule a Virtual Session” to the right of the page.

Business Office/Cashier may be accessed by calling (252) 527-6223, ext. 324, or email cashier@lenoircc.edu.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education may be accessed by calling (252) 527-6223, ext. 709, or email jpblack73@lenoircc.edu.

For all other inquiries, please call the main switchboard at (252) 527-6223, or you may send a message through the College’s Facebook page.

Students,

Lenoir Community College understands this is an uncertain time for everyone.  In an effort to afford you with the opportunity to continue your education and complete your courses, we will be transitioning a large portion of our curriculum seated courses (TR, WB, and HY Formats) to an online format in Moodle for the spring 2020 semester, effective March 30. Your instructor will be contacting you regarding your classes.

Courses that were already being delivered in an online format this semester (IN, LIN) will resume March 23.  Students in these courses will be permitted to make up missed time online with specific details from your instructor in Moodle.

To accommodate the critical need for public safety and public health services, the College will continue these courses as detailed below. Faculty will contact each student with specific details.

Nursing (ADN, PN, NA), Surgical Technology, Radiography

March 23 – clinicals resume

March 30 – classes resume

Polysomnography, Medical Assisting

March 30 – all classes will be delivered in an online format in Moodle

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

March 23 – EMS clinicals resume

March 30 – classes resume

Some of our courses require clinical and lab hours and proctored testing that cannot be delivered in an online learning environment. For these courses, additional instructions will be provided by your instructor in Moodle. If the hours are unable to be met by the end of the spring semester, the course will be extended to allow all students the opportunity to complete the course. Please await further details from your instructor if this applies to your course.

Resources Available to Students

Access to Computer Labs

To accommodate students who may not have access to the Internet or a computer, the College will provide access to computer labs for coursework only in all three counties in the service area beginning March 30. This space will be monitored and cleaned on a consistent basis, and computers will be spaced more than six feet apart to adhere to guidelines from our federal and state government, but to afford all students the opportunity to access the Internet and a computer.  These locations will remain open to students unless further closures are recommended by federal, state, or local governments or as dictated by student demand. Lab locations and times of operation will be as follows:

Lenoir County – Learning Resources Center (LRC/Library) – Kinston Campus

Greene County – Greene County Center – Snow Hill Campus

Jones County – Jones County Center – Trenton Campus

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Friday

Access to Online Library Resources

Students will continue to have access to online library resources at www.lenoircc.edu/lrc.

 

Tutoring Services

Students will have access to tutoring services as follows:

  • NetTutor (accessible in Moodle)
  • Virtual peer tutoring for specific courses through Moodle

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Maddox, Dean of Arts & Sciences at tdmaddox07@lenoircc.edu.

 

Need to Withdraw or Explore Other Possible Options?

The College is here to help in any way possible. Before considering withdrawing, please contact your advisor to discuss options. Students who are unable to continue in their courses should email their instructor with a request to withdraw or receive a grade of incomplete by April 3, the Last Day to Process Drops.

 

Questions?

Please email your instructor/advisor for additional information, or you may call us at 252.527.6223, ext. 394.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Classes

Courses that were already being delivered in an online format will resume March 23. All seated classes are suspended until further notice with the exception of public safety and public health services. Your instructor will be contacting you regarding your classes. Please email Dr. John Paul Black at jpblack73@lenoircc.edu, or you may call him at 252.527.6223, ext. 704.

On Saturday, March 14, a Lenoir Community College employee on the Lenoir County campus disclosed that the employee was exposed to someone outside of our service area who has since tested positive for the coronavirus. That person was not symptomatic at the time that our employee was exposed; however, the employee is quarantined for precautionary measures according to our protocol.  The employee is not exhibiting any symptoms and is reportedly doing well. According to Pamela Brown, Health Director at the Lenoir County Health Department, because the employee is not symptomatic, the risk to students or other staff is very low.  “In fact, campus contacts of your staff member would not meet criteria for testing for COVID-19 based on their low risk exposure.” The College wants to be transparent in disclosing any health concerns, and take all precautions possible to keep the safety and health of our employees and students as our top priority.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Lenoir, Greene or Jones Counties.

In response to the State of North Carolina’s current position regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) status and the closure of K-12 school districts, Lenoir Community College is closing all campuses beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29. During this period, all college activities and classes are cancelled. The College administration is prepared to maintain essential internal college functions during this period.

The Passport Office located on LCC’s campus is also closed during this time.

Please continue to monitor the College’s website, social media, email, and LancerALERTs for updates.

Lenoir Community College’s top priority is protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The LCC Emergency Operations Planning Team has been active since the beginning of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. We have now expanded that team to create a Coronavirus Task Force that include all Deans and identified key personnel. This Task Force provides additional expertise and enhances our planning and response capabilities.

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services announced proactive steps that the State of North Carolina is taking to protect the health and well-being of our state in the growing cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 across the nation and here in North Carolina.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on Lenoir Community College campuses. However, based upon our discussions with local and state health officials, executive leadership in the North Carolina Community College System, and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, we are now implementing the following additional proactive and precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the disease, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

  • All non-essential, college-related travel outside of our three-county service area (Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties) is suspended until further notice.
  • Upon return from a Center for Disease Control (CDC) designated Level 2 or Level 3 high-risk country (currently China, Iran, most of Europe, and South Korea), students and employees are required to keep off sites owned and operated by Lenoir Community College for 14 days.
  • All extracurricular activities, such as athletics and club meetings, are suspended until further notice.
  • All mass gatherings on campus of over 100 people (meetings, conferences, etc.) are suspended until further notice.

In addition to these additional measures, our environmental services personnel have been and will continue to deep clean high touch areas and have made available hand sanitizers in common areas. We also reemphasize the following practical guidance for students, faculty, and staff that we shared previously:

For students exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your instructor

For faculty or staff exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your supervisor

We also reiterate what we have communicated previously about the virus and how you can be proactive in protecting your health and that of others, as described below.

What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure.

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath

Prevention and Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow 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. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For more information on the Coronavirus, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Please continue to check the college website for updates.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As Lenoir Commmunity College monitors this developing situation, we are working closely with state and local health officials and taking necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

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. The College has a plan in place to address any health issues that may arise and we have established a team that is closely following the situation. Your health and safety is our utmost concern.

No cases of coronavirus have been identified on Lenoir Community College campuses. We encourage our college community to focus on preventing the spread of germs with frequent hand-washing, using tissues for coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched.

Our environmental services personnel have been deep cleaning high touch areas and have made available hand sanitizers in common areas.

For students exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your instructor

For faculty or staff exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your supervisor

We’re reviewing all scheduled business travel for faculty and staff.

Students and employees should continue to check email, text messages, and this web page for further college updates.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As Lenoir Commmunity College monitors this developing situation, we are working closely with state and local health officials and taking necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

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. The College has a plan in place to address any health issues that may arise and we have established a team that is closely following the situation. Your health and safety is our utmost concern.

No cases of coronavirus have been identified on Lenoir Community College campuses. We encourage our college community to focus on preventing the spread of germs with frequent hand-washing, using tissues for coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched.

Our environmental services personnel have been deep cleaning high touch areas and have made available hand sanitizers in common areas.

For students exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your instructor

For faculty or staff exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your supervisor

We’re reviewing all scheduled business travel for faculty and staff.

Students and employees should continue to check email, text messages, and this web page for further college updates.

FACULTY/STAFF EMAIL – LCC continues to closely monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), of which there are no identified cases on any of our campuses. Our environmental services personnel have been deep cleaning high touch areas and have made available hand sanitizers in common areas. 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. Please work with your students in making up classwork if they are sick and cannot come to campus. As a reminder, Deborah Sutton (Senior Vice President of Administrative Services) will be our initial point of contact if you have any questions or concerns in your area. You may contact Deborah directly at dssutton14@lenoircc.edu or Ext. 350. Your health and safety is our utmost concern.

For faculty and staff exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, include fever, cough, and shortness of breath:

  1. Stay home
  2. See a doctor
  3. Contact your supervisor

Please see the additional information that was sent before about the virus and how you can be proactive in protecting your health.

 What are the symptoms?

Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure. 

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath

Prevention and Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow 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. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For more information on the Coronavirus, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Resources

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