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COVID-19 Information

At St. Louis Community College the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community come first. We will continue to update the community with any new information.

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Key Points

  • The safety of the College community is our highest priority.
  • Starting the week of Feb. 16-19, 2021, the College will welcome students to campus for face-to-face and hybrid courses.
  • Campuses will have approximately 750-1,000 students each day; some campuses may have fewer students, and some days, there may be fewer students.
  • The maximum number of students in face-to-face or hybrid classes is 10-15; it depends on the size of the classroom to allow for 6 ft. social distance.
  • Safety protocols are in place to minimize risks.
  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear a mask or face covering while on campus.
  • Classrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Students can expect a safe environment.
  • Protocols and safety requirements remain – students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear a mask or face covering, maintain social distance, daily self-health screenings using the Healthfully app.

Face-to-Face and Hybrid Courses

Students who are taking full-semester face-to-face and hybrid classes that started in January 2021 should plan to return to campus for scheduled face-to-face sessions after Presidents Day, the week of Feb. 16-19. Instructors will provide details to prepare for the transition.

Please be sure to check your schedule in Banner-Self Service to confirm your courses and for up-to-date information on the room location.

Online and Live Virtual Lecture Courses

Classes that are fully online or live virtual lecture (LVL) will remain as scheduled. Students should log in to their Blackboard account to access courses and to join instructors and classmates as scheduled.

Questions about Classes?

If you have questions about your classes for spring 2021, please contact academic advising.

Daily Self-Health Screenings are Required

STLCC requires daily self-health checks to help maintain safety in the learning environment. All students and visitors who are on campus must complete the health screening through the Healthfully app before arriving to campus. For more information, please review details on the College’s Healthfully page.

STLCC employees must also complete a health screening before arriving at campus.

The College is closely monitoring situations related to the pandemic. We will communicate promptly if adjustments to classes are required.

Please continue to wear a mask, keep a safe physical distance and wash your hands regularly.

Health and Safety Requirements

STLCC developed health and safety measures following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and ordinances established by St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

  • Face coverings or masks are required for all students, employees, visitors, etc. while on an STLCC campus, whether inside a building or outside on campus grounds.
  • Maintain 6-feet of social distance.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Employees must complete a COVID-19 health screening form before arriving to work at any STLCC location.
  • Students must complete a COVID-19 health screening form with the Healthfully app before arriving at any STLCC location for classes, services or any other College-related business.
  • If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 or is exposed to the virus, they must notify their supervisor immediately. If the employee is on campus, they must leave immediately.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 or is exposed to the virus, they should email: covid19@stlcc.edu If the student is on campus, they must leave immediately.
  • Employees and students must have written permission from a medical professional to return to work or to campus.

On-Campus Safety Measures

Isolation Rooms

Each campus has designated isolation rooms for anyone who may become ill while on campus but will need a place to wait for transportation before they can leave campus. Staff will direct those in need to the isolation room, which are marked with signs.

Desks, Workspaces

Some desks and workspaces in classrooms and labs are labeled “SEAT TO REMAIN VACANT” to maintain social distancing.

Drinking Fountains, Water Bottle Fillers

Drinking fountains are turned off, but water bottle fillers will remain open. Signs will direct students and employees to water bottle filler locations on campuses.

Cleaning Protocols

Housekeeping staff and other designated employees will regularly disinfect shared surfaces, such as light switches, door handles, counter surfaces, shared equipment and areas such as break rooms, restrooms and elevators.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is available across campus and in key locations for students and employees; you are encouraged to carry your own sanitizer.

Signs, Notices

Signs are posted across all campuses to notify students, employees and visitors of health and safety measures, as well as directional signs; enter and exit only for doors; up and down only for stairwells; elevator capacity; please stand here, etc.

Employee Guide to STLCC Safe Return

The employee guide to safe return was developed with details that are currently known about best practices regarding COVID-19, along with local, state and federal guides. All employees are expected to learn and follow the guidelines for the health and safety of the College community.

Student Guide to STLCC Safe Return

The student guide to safe return was developed with details that are currently known about best practices regarding COVID-19, along with local, state and federal guides. All students are expected to learn and follow the guidelines for the health and safety of the College community.

Student-Specific Information

STLCC Laptop Loan Program STLCC students may be able to borrow a laptop computer for spring 2021. Details about the STLCC Laptop Loan program are online.

Students who need to request a loaner laptop for spring 2021 courses at STLCC should contact the Help Desk at 314-539-5113 or helpdesk@stlcc.edu or chat.

CARES Act

In spring 2020, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. STLCC was allocated $4,363,632 in CARES Act funds to provide emergency support to students who qualify for Title IV funds under the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965.

In spring 2021, the College received more CARES Act funds, $4.3 million, for student emergency financial aid grants. Details about CARES Act funds for STLCC are available.

For questions, call 1-866-452-7579 to speak to an STLCC financial aid staff member.

Contact Numbers

  • COVID-19 related questions, to report exposure to or positive test results, email covid19@stlcc.edu.
  • Health, safety and environmental questions, call John Snider, environmental health and safety specialist, 314-984-7117.
  • Human resources questions, call Robin Phillips, associate vice chancellor of human resources, 314-539-5220.
  • Dental clinic questions, call Jerome Jeffries, secretary, dental hygiene, 314-644-9330.
  • Facilities questions, call STLCC Facilities at 314-984-7979 or email fixit@stlcc.edu.
  • Cashier’s offices, call 314-539-5015 or email businessservices@stlcc.edu.

For Your Health and Safety

All employees, students and visitors must:

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WEAR A MASK

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PRACTICE 6-FOOT DISTANCING

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WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY

All employees must fill out the COVID-19 Health Screening Form before entering any STLCC building.

All students who plan to be on an STLCC campus for any reason must complete a daily self-health assessment using the Healthfully App.

 

Stay Connected

To help us all stay better connected, we have developed a page of contact information for our major student service areas and introduced a new chat feature.

Get Connected

Free Campus WiFi

We have also set up free WiFi for our students, faculty and staff in specific parking lots on our Florissant Valley (see FV map), Forest Park (see FP map), Meramec (see MC map), and Wildwood (see WW map) campuses.

Free Campus WiFi Info

How Are You?

Experiencing this pandemic has not been easy. Please take a few of minutes to let us know how you are doing and what STLCC can do to help you succeed.

Let Us Know

 

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