Health & Safety
As Coronavirus information is rapidly evolving and changing, it is important that you rely on good information. For more detailed information about Coronavirus, please visit the websites for Centers for Disease Control or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
How Can You Protect Yourself
- Keep 6 feet or more of distance between yourself and others not residing in your home.
- Do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Keep hand sanitizer or wipes with you.
- If at all possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent infection.
What can I do to keep myself healthy?
Everyday preventative actions can help minimize the spread of respiratory viruses, including the flu or a cold.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue. Throw away tissues immediately into a trash can, and clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Clean and disinfect items and surfaces that you touch frequently with a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
- Don’t share items such as cups, utensils or other personal items.
If you are traveling, whether abroad or within the United States, please be aware of changing conditions and possible trip interruptions. There is also the possibility that if you travel - and depending on the destination - you could be impacted by quarantine. For more information regarding travel, please visit the CDC website travel information page.
STLCC Safe Return Plan
St. Louis Community College is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, staff and broader STLCC community. This document makes use of what is currently known about best practices regarding COVID-19 along with local, state and federal guidelines. While changes are expected in the coming months, everyone is required to follow these rules when visiting a STLCC location every time in order to continue our mission of expanding minds and changing lives.
The Safe Return Plan has Information About:
- Face Coverings, types of masks to use and when to use them
- Personal care, housekeeping, PPE
- Safety in shared spaces, social distancing, lunch and meals
More Information About COVID-19
You can find more information from the following resources:
- Centers for Disease Control
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has a statewide public hotline for citizens who want guidance on novel coronavirus: 1-877-435-8411. The hotline is operated by medical professionals and is available 24/7.
- St. Louis County Department of Public Health has a hotline for anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or if they are experiencing symptoms. Please call 314-615-2660.