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In order to protect against the spread of Coronavirus, LCC is requiring everyone on campus to wear a cloth face covering starting April 15, 2020. Please read through this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more detailed information:

See also: COVID-19 student resources for spring 2020, COVID-19 main page, COVID-19 student page, COVID-19 Campus Safety Measures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cloth face coverings can be made of nearly any material you have available. Cloth face coverings should:
  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face;
  • be secured with ties or ear loops;
  • include multiple layers of fabric;
  • allow for breathing without restriction;
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.

Yes! In fact, we have a very limited supply (primarily for employees), so you are encouraged to make your own cloth face covering when possible. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost using a variety of patterns. You don’t even need to sew! Employees can submit a receipt for reimbursement of the materials needed to make their mask. The CDC has provided tutorials on how to make cloth face coverings.

Looking for a super quick and easy way to make your own face covering? Although the narrative is in Spanish, this quick DIY video shows how to make a mask from a sock and paper napkin (requires scissors, but no other tools).

You can wear a disposable mask, but be sure you understand the limits of use. Disposable masks should not be re-worn unless you are able to adequately clean them without damaging them. Please note: LCC does not recommend you wear masks that are tight fitting and would qualify as a respirator.

LCC will provide each employee with a cloth face covering who chooses not to wear one of their own. If you choose to use a face covering issued by the College, you can pick one up at the beginning of your next shift on campus. Bring your employee ID to Campus Services or Security, Monday through Friday (8am - 3pm) starting Tuesday April 14, 2020. 

EMPLOYEES: DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS SPECIFICALLY TO GET A FACE COVERING. To ensure social distancing, we ask you only pick up a face covering on the first day you are scheduled to come to campus.

Employees are required to wear a face covering on campus starting April 15, 2020. You must wear a face covering anytime you are working around others. If you are working alone, you do not need to have your face covered, unless you are coughing and sneezing.

Yes. Students are also required to wear face coverings while on campus starting April 15, 2020, when around others. Students are expected to provide their own face coverings with a design and material of their choosing. 

The LCC Bookstore will begin selling masks to students on Monday, April 20 for $5 each. Sales are limited to one per student (total, not per visit), and students must show student ID to purchase. For hours, please see the bookstore webpage.

If a student is not able to provide a face covering, we will work to provide one for them. Email Janel Skreen at jskreen@lowercolumbia.edu for more information.

Children who are younger than five years old are exempt from the statewide mask wearing requirement, and:

  • Children who are younger than two years old should never wear a mask due to the risk of suffocation.
  • Children who are two, three and fours years old, with the assistance and close supervision of an adult, are strongly recommended to wear a face covering at all times in settings like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that a distance of six feet cannot be maintained from non-household members. 
A cloth face covering should be machine or hand washed frequently to ensure it remains clean.
You should wash your hands carefully before removing your face covering. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash your hands again after removing the face covering.

 


Contact Safety & Security

The Safety & Security Office is located in the Student Center on the first floor (main lobby). To reach a campus security office call 2911 from a campus phone or (360) 442-2911 from any other phone.

Director or Student Conduct and Security Services

  Jason Arrowsmith
  Student Center Room 106
  (360) 442-2270
  jarrowsmith@lowercolumbia.edu

Director of Environmental Health & Safety

  Janel Skreen
  Health & Science Building Room 324
  (360) 442-2273
  jskreen@lowercolumbia.edu

Vice President of Administration

  Nolan Wheeler
  Administration Building, Rm 203
  (360) 442-2200
  nwheeler@lowercolumbia.edu

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