Covid-19 Information

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

While Lane Community College remains open, access to all locations is restricted to students and staff participating in approved activities and course work, and members of the public participating in scheduled, College-approved activities. All individuals on campus must adhere to proper safety procedures and complete the daily health assessment (see below). Most campus services are available online. View the service availability page to learn more.

Masks

Required indoors
Required outdoors when social distancing not possible

Social Distancing

At all times

 

Coming to LCC

Face masks are required inside all college facilities. Anyone coming to an LCC facility should complete a daily health assessment (see below). All visitors must comply with signage and directives from Public Safety regarding safety precautions, including any masking, social distancing, or other requirements. Employees must adhere to proper safety procedures.

Guidance on what to do if you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

If you have COVID-19 (you tested positive or your healthcare provider told you that you either have COVID-19 or are a presumptive positive)

  1. fill out this form as soon as possible to report it to the college
  2. follow these instructions

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

  1. please fill out this form as soon as possible to report it to the college
  2. follow these instructions

If you have questions, please email covidsupport@lanecc.edu.

Definitions:

Isolate/Isolation: You isolate when you are sick or when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. Isolation helps prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Quarantine: You quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 - (you tested positive or your healthcare provider told you that you either have COVID-19 or are a presumptive positive) What to do
Regardless of vaccination status:
  • Do not come to LCC for 10 days. Do not come to LCC campus, class, work, or activities during this time (note, this is different from the CDC guidance for the general public).
  • Follow CDC guidelines for isolation and stay home for 5 days. Then wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 5 more days
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house but do not come to the LCC campus
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves
  • Fill out this form to report to LCC that you have COVID-19
If you are exposed to COVID-19 What to do
  Vaccination Status Quarantine Instructions
If you are up to date on vaccinations

Boosted 

or Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the last 5 months

or Completed the primary series of J&J within the last 2 months

  • You do not need to quarantine
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days
  • Test on day 5, if possible
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home
If you are not up to date on vaccinations

Unvaccinated

or Has not completed the primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine

or Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna over 5 months ago and is not boosted

or Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and is not boosted

  • Stay home and quarantine for 5 days. After that continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home
  • Fill out this form to report to LCC that you have been exposed and must quarantine

Important Note About Household Contact:

Public health departments consider household contacts to be close contacts by default. As a result, you should quarantine during your household member’s isolation period but your 5-day quarantine period does not begin until your household member is no longer required to isolate. So, if your household member needs to isolate for 5 days, then you should quarantine for those 5 days and then should quarantine for another 5 days, for a total of 10 days.

If you need a COVID-19 test, view local resources.

Masks & Face Coverings

Face coverings are required indoors in all LCC facilities regardless of vaccination status. They are also required outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. Face shields may not be worn instead of face masks. Mesh masks, lace masks, and other face coverings with openings, valves, holes, vents, or other visible gaps in the design or material are not in compliance with this policy. Find out more information about selecting and wearing masks. Face coverings may be removed when alone in a room/office with the door closed.

Vaccination Requirement

LCC requires all employees and students who will be attending classes at any LCC location and/or receiving in-person services to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students and employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Personal/philosophical exemptions are not allowed. Some academic programs may have stricter vaccination requirements. The requirement does not apply to students who are enrolled exclusively in remote instruction courses with no in-person component. However, all students who wish to access any in-person services on campus must submit proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption. All employees, students, and visitors on any LCC property must comply with current LCC masking and COVID-19 safety protocols, regardless of vaccination status. Find out more about the Vaccination Requirement and how to schedule your vaccine or booster.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The LCC COVID-19 Dashboard provides information to the College and community about the results of COVID-19 reported by Lane County Public Health. View the dashboard.

Daily Health Assessment

Students, employees and guests are asked to complete a daily self-health assessment before coming to an LCC facility. Submitting an assessment form is no longer required, but everyone coming to a LCC facility must review the health questions below. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, please contact your healthcare provider and do not come to campus. Please check the CDC website for the most current information.

  • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past ten days?
  • In the last 72 hours have you experienced any of the following not attributed to a chronic condition:
    • Fever (temperature of 100.4 F or above) or feeling feverish?
    • Cough?
    • Shortness of breath?
    • Sore throat?
    • Congestion, runny nose, or sneezing?
    • Fatigue?
    • Muscle pain (not associated with recent strenuous exercise, injury or an alternate diagnosis made by a healthcare professional)?
    • Headache?
    • Nausea or vomiting?
    • Diarrhea?
    • Loss of taste or smell?
    • Chills?
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, in the last 14 days have you:
    • Cared for or had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (except in a professional health care setting wearing a fit-tested N95 mask)
  • If you are vaccinated and have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19:
    • You should get tested 5-7 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

If you answer “Yes” to any question above, contact your healthcare provider and DO NOT come to campus. For your safety and the safety of others, if you are on campus with these symptoms you may be instructed to go home.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Lane Community College regularly reviews COVID-19 safety guidelines. View the College’s current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.