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Read the July 8 Campus COVID Update from LCC's emergency team.

Need to report a confirmed or suspected case, or have a COVID question? Contact us asap at covid@lowercolumbia.edu.

If you believe you were exposed to the virus, or have become ill, you must follow the rules of LCC's Return to Campus Guide before visiting campus. See also: Return to Campus Guide for Childcare.

Visit our Campus Closure and Emergency Information page for more information about what's open on campus.

Apply for emergency financial assistance if you need help paying for tuition and fees, books, rent, food, childcare, technology, or other emergency or COVID-19 related expenses. Emergency Assistance Funding Request Form.

What You Need to Know

Who should seek medical evaluation for Coronavirus COVID-19?

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who are unvaccinated and have had close contact (within six feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.​​
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, localexternal icon or state health department.

What you can do to prevent infection

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after you blow your nose.
  • Help young children do the same. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean them.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
  • Consider getting vaccinated.
  • Take care of your immune system. Get plenty of rest and fluids, eat fruits and vegetables, do not smoke, take steps to reduce stress, and exercise regularly.

How can you prepare

  • Prevent the spread of illness within the home by practicing good home care.
  • Evaluate travel plans carefully to determine risk.
  • Practice physically distancing from people when out in public settings.
  • Check in with family members who may be at increased risk and be sure they have a plan to stay healthy.
  • Develop plans for alternative childcare in case of school closures.
  • Pay attention to what is happening in our community so you can take appropriate action if needed.


Hand Hygiene

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others." Please remember to wash your hands, cough/sneeze into your elbow (not your hands), and stay home if you’re sick.


We will be sending additional updates as they become available. Please check your email regularly.

 


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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