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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

At St. Louis Community College the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the St. Louis Community comes first. During this coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to update this webpage with any new information.

FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
All employees, students, and visitors entering an STLCC building 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.

 

Important Information for Students

STLCC has moved all courses to an online format in an effort to protect the health and safety of all members of our community.

We have developed a list of FAQs specifically for students and a list of community resources that may be helpful.

Student FAQ's  Community Resources

 

At St. Louis Community College the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the St. Louis Community comes first. During this coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to update this webpage with any new information. STLCC will diligently follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. The College will communicate via email, social media and this website to students and employees. To provide the most relevant information to our users the following content has been broken down into three categories:

Student Information  Employee Information  General Information

We also have provided a Coronavirus Email Collection of all the email communications we have sent regarding Coronavirus updates.

If you have questions or suggestions please email covid19@stlcc.edu or call STLCC’s Call Center at 314-539-5113.

 


Student Information

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 map), Forest Park (see map), and Meramec (see 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

 


Commencement 2020 may be postponed, but STLCC still wants to recognize and celebrate our graduates until we can be together again in person. Interact through social media with family, friends, faculty, fellow Archers, and STLCC alumni, as we congratulate the Class of 2020 all week long. Check stlcc.edu/commencement often to see the new messages to our graduates, and join us Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. for a special presentation.

Fall 2020 course registration is currently open to all new and continuing students. Registration is primarily electronic, but enrollment services and other student support services are available online to assist. All course registration must be completed in Banner Self-Service. Use the interactive class schedule to help pick classes and plan a schedule for the next semester. For any issues with registration, please contact academic advising.

The College has made the decision to move course instruction online effective March 30. For courses with lab or studio components that cannot be delivered online, we are looking at solutions to meet the outcomes for these important experiences. The lab and/or studio portions that cannot be delivered online will be temporarily paused while we consider options. Please continue to check your STLCC email and this webpage for updates.

Academic Advising will provide support remotely. Please send an email to your assigned advisor for specific advising needs.* Please visit www.stlcc.edu/advising for more information.

Contact Academic Advising

The Access office is available remotely to address your accessibility questions and requests.

Contact the Access Office

Academic Support Centers will provide service online. The centers are closed.

Contact Academic Support

Admissions and Enrollment Services will provide support remotely. Please email your campus Admissions and Enrollment Services office for any needs. Please visit the enrollment website for more information.

Contact Admissions & Enrollment Services

Archers Market campus food pantries are closed until further notice.

All bookstores will be closed until further notice. Books and materials can be ordered online, materials will ship free.

Bookstore Textbook Rental Returns

Please return textbook rentals from the bookstores. Do not return book buybacks in the campus book returns. Kits will be provided at each book return location with labels, markers, tape and a supply of plastic bags. You will be required to put your textbooks in a plastic bag, label them with your name, A-number, email address and phone number. Seal the bag with the tape provided and drop it in the book return. Learn more about textbook rental returns.

Bookstore Accounts

Students who have been approved for third-party bookstore accounts may place orders via the web. All STLCC campus bookstores will be closed until further notice. Books and materials can be ordered online, and materials will ship free.

For more information and assistance, please contact student accounts at studentaccounts@stlcc.edu.

Parents who use the Child Development Laboratory Center at STLCC-Florissant Valley will be notified when they are able to reopen. Questions about CDLC? Call 314-513-4525

Students who will be involved in clinical training, workplace learning, field work, etc. during the extended break must contact their instructors for updates.

Summer registration for Continuing Education (CE) classes begins May 19 and many of our regular classes have transitioned to a fun, interactive and affordable online format. Check out our Summer 2020 online catalog for a listing of classes. For information about College for Kids, please check stlcc.edu/CFK.

To reach us, please call 314-984-7777 or email cedropbox@stlcc.edu.

At this time, Career Development Services will provide support remotely. Please email career development staff for any career needs.*

Contact Career Development

STLCC Counseling is available to remotely assist students with non-emergency mental health concerns, either by phone or video conference.

Email MCCounsel@stlcc.edu to request a remote appointment with an STLCC counselor.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call Behavioral Health Response at 314-469-6644 or toll-free at 1-800-811-4760, or local police at 9-1-1. Emergency services are available 24/7.

Early College and Dual Enrollment students will have an extended spring break. Classes resumed online on March 30, 2020. Students taking courses through dual credit will continue to follow their high school calendar and processes. Questions? Email dualcredit@stlcc.edu.

As of March 23, Financial Aid and Scholarships will offer services remotely during the business hours of 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can reach a financial aid representative in various ways.

Contact Financial Aid

Campus food service is closed until further notice.

STLCC Libraries are providing our students with services and access to resources through stlcc.edu/libraries. Students should use our Ask A Librarian service for research help via email, chat, text (314-888-5275) and virtual appointments. The libraries’ physical spaces are closed until further notice.

Book drops are open 24/7 at our Forest Park, Florissant Valley, Meramec, and Wildwood campuses for books, calculators, DVDs, CDs, and textbook rental returns ONLY. Check the campus maps for the book drop locations. If you have other materials, please check your STLCC e-mail for instructions.

Students may also want to visit these STLCC librarian-curated guides:

The Registrar’s office is converting all major functions online. The Registrar's webpage is updated for your assistance. Students will continue to have the ability to request transcripts electronically through National Student Clearinghouse.

At this time, we ask that students opt for the electronic/e-transcript instead of the printed transcript.

Students may now change their major online by accessing our website and completing the Major Change Form.

To allay health concerns, the College is canceling the study abroad programs planned for May through August 2020. We will work to schedule similar experiences in the future. This includes travel to China, Russia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Scotland.

The Archers’ Market and Brown Bag Cafes’ are currently closed. For information on food and housing assistance and other community resources, please contact a Student Assistance Program coordinator.

Contact the Student Assistance Program

Students who are new to St. Louis Community College for summer 2020 will automatically receive an official student ID, or Archer photo ID by mail. The identification card will be sent to the mailing address on file with the College. Be sure to watch your mail for a green envelope; once you receive your ID, follow the instructions in the mailer to select a refund preference. Choosing a preference ensures that any refunds that are due to you from grants, loans, external scholarships or reimbursements are not delayed.

For assistance with the refund selection process, visit our refund selection website or call Bank Mobile Customer Care at 1-877-739-1337.

Testing centers are closed until further notice. STLCC testing centers are closed. Please discuss your class placement with an academic advisor.

Contact the Testing Centers

The testing center at Corporate College is closed until further notice.

At this time, TRIO - Student Support Services and Upward Bound - are providing support remotely.

Contact TRIO

Students who have paid tuition for the summer 2020 are eligible for the U-PASS for Metro transit. You may request the pass from campus cashiers. Please contact businessservices@stlcc.edu to apply for a summer 2020 U-PASS. Be sure your mailing address is current with the College to minimize delivery delays.

Veterans Services will provide support remotely. Please email your assigned advisor for any advising needs.

Contact Veteran Services

Questions?

Please check our student oriented COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions or with more specific questions/suggestions please call STLCC’s Call Center at 314-539-5113 or email covid19@stlcc.edu.


Employee Information

COVID-19 Health Screening Form

This screening must be completed daily for all employees working on campus whether they are essential on-site or being brought back to campus starting May 18. This is not required for employees working from home.

  • Access the form here.
  • Fill out using the relevant Unit and Division (i.e. Finance/Facilities or Academic Affairs/FV:STEM B)
  • Make sure to click “Send me a copy of my responses” and enter an email address

Wearing a face covering is mandatory for all individuals at STLCC facilities except for those who have a medical reason not to wear a covering. The face covering must be worn at all times unless the individual is working alone in an enclosed area. Employees should contact their supervisor if they have any questions about this requirement.

As we work through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of teams have been assembled to address the critical needs of the College community.

COVID-19 Budget Response Team

The College formed the COVID-19 Budget Response Team to assist with recommendations regarding future budget planning and to assist with communications planning around the College’s response to the budget impact of the current pandemic.
View Team Members

Employee and Student Engagement Team (ESET)

The Employee and Student Engagement Team defines and develops training for proper protocol and processes regarding the interaction between an employee and physical facilities, equipment, students and other employees.
View Team Members

Fall Academic and Safety Team (FAST)

The Fall Academic and Safety Team is charged with providing recommendations to the Academic Affairs Leadership Team.
View Team Members

Incident Response Team (IRT)

The Incident Response Team was formed based on guidelines from the STLCC Pandemic Response Plan's COVID-19 Annex. The IRT is tasked with ensuring the Pandemic Response Plan is implemented.
View Team Members

Stackable Credentials Team

This team examines and makes recommendations for the College to invest, develop and market short-term programming targeted at pathways to employment to assist both displaced workers and employers with high workforce needs.
View Team Members

The College has designated a limited number of individuals as essential onsite employees – those employees have been notified by their supervisor about when and if they need to report to a physical work location. All other employees should be working from home, and your supervisors will be in touch about specific work assignments and expectations.

  • With your health and safety in mind, many College employees will continue to work from home for the time being. Others will return to campus in stages only when we are able to meet the city, county, state and federal guidelines. This means in general, full-time employees should not return to campus on May 18, unless you hear otherwise from your supervisor. Part-time employees will receive guidance from their supervisors on assignments and returning to work.
  • Employees who have not been designated as essential onsite employees, but who need to go onsite briefly after March 25, 2020, should get approval from one of the following designated employees:
    • Police leadership (Dir. Adkins, Capt. Talley)
    • Campus Presidents for Academic Affairs employees
    • Dennis Dill for Facilities employees
    • Student Affairs Vice Presidents for Student Affairs Employees
    • Stacey Edwards for the Harrison Center
    • Julie Loyet for South County
    • Paul Zinck, vice chancellor, finance and administration
    • Dr. Andrew Langrehr, vice chancellor, academic affairs
    • Dr. Christine Davis, vice chancellor, student affairs
    • Keith Hacke, chief information officer
    • Dr. Jeff L. Pittman, chancellor
    • Robin Phillips, associate vice chancellor, human resources

Working from home is a new experience for many employees, and employees should keep the following parameters in mind:

  • Employees working from home must be reachable during working hours; supervisors are expected to check in with WFH employees on a regular basis.
  • College policies and administrative procedures continue to apply. For example - non-exempt employees working from home must obtain approval from their supervisor in advance, prior to performing any overtime.
  • Many employees have access to confidential information, and must ensure that all College data, software, equipment and supplies must be properly protected and secured.
  • When an employee is assigned to WFH is not available to work, they are required to use personal and/or vacation leave.
  • Employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are exposed to someone who has been diagnosed should notify their supervisor so that time is recorded related to COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Robin Phillips, associate vice chancellor, human resources - robinphillips@stlcc.org.

In the spirit of not requiring employees to use regularly accrued sick time or other paid time off, the Board and the College are considering additional, special leave related to COVID-19 at the Board meeting on March 23. The College will update information regarding leave as soon as possible.

The College has made the decision to move course instruction online effective March 30. More details will be shared with students in the coming days. For courses with lab or studio components that cannot be delivered online, we are looking at solutions to meet the outcomes for these important experiences. The lab and/or studio portions that cannot be delivered online will be temporarily paused while we consider options.

All reservations made through the EMS Online Reservation System thru April 17 have been canceled.

Questions?

Please check our frequently asked questions or with specific questions please call STLCC’s Call Center at 314-539-5113.


General Information

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.

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.

  • 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.

All outdoor St. Louis Community College athletic facilities are secured and inaccessible until further notice. Please follow the recommended guidelines for social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

All in-person Continuing Education (CE) classes scheduled through May 18 have either been canceled or moved to an online format. Please check your email for class updates. Students enrolled in CE classes that were in session prior to the COVID shelter at home directive will be issued a partial refund where applicable or notified of online instruction. For questions, please contact Continuing Education at cedropbox@stlcc.edu.

The dental clinic at the Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at STLCC-Forest Park is closed until further notice. Questions about the dental clinic? Call 314-644-9330.

Events held by outside organizations and/or rental agreements are canceled. Organizers and contract holders are being notified by STLCC staff.


Frequently Asked Questions

STLCC continues to closely monitor potential exposure issues related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our efforts align with Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization guidance on screening and response protocols, along with other measures to protect the health and well-being of the campus community.

The College has convened a response team and a number of sub-teams to plan holistically for how the situation may affect the College, including public health matters, campus climate, College travel, student affairs, supply chain issues, and the overall well-being of students, faculty and staff.

The College’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety is continuously monitoring the situation in conjunction with local, state and national public health authorities.

If you feel ill, you should use the same judgment you would normally use about attending class or work, staying home or seeking medical care. Please notify your professors if you are unable to attend class. If you have the following symptoms, we encourage you to stay at home:

  • Fever of 100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer before taking fever suppressants or cough/cold medicines.
  • Fever and coughing.
  • Fever and shortness of breath.
  • Sore throat or fever.
  • In some cases, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and loose stool with fever are reported as having developed prior to respiratory symptoms.

If you feel ill, you should use the same judgment you would normally use about staying home or seeking medical care. Please notify your supervisor if you are unable to report to work. If you have the following symptoms, stay at home:

  • Fever of 100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer before taking fever suppressants or cough/cold medicines.
  • Fever and coughing.
  • Fever and shortness of breath.
  • Sore throat or fever.
  • In some cases, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and loose stool with fever are reported as having developed prior to respiratory symptoms.

STLCC events and activities are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be modified, postponed, canceled or held as planned. We recommend that you continue to stay informed by reviewing this STLCC COVID-19 information page, campus social media sites and updates shared through email.

To allay health concerns, the College has canceled study abroad programs planned for May through August 2020. We will work to schedule similar experiences in the future. Cancellations include travel to China, Russia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Scotland.

STLCC’s housekeeping staff works hard to maintain the campuses. Housekeeping staff has worked diligently to clean the campuses and disinfect common areas such as cafeterias, buildings and classrooms, locker rooms, restrooms and commonly touched areas such as doors, handrails, elevator buttons, etc. We will continue these efforts throughout the semester.

We also continue to monitor announcements from health officials to ensure that our efforts are appropriate. We will make adjustments if additional procedures or precautions are deemed necessary.

Students, faculty and staff can actively partner in helping to keep our campus buildings and classrooms clean. If you notice an area that needs immediate attention, contact STLCC Facilities at 314-984-7979 or fixit@stlcc.edu.

  • Students must check their STLCC email for information from the College and/or their instructors.
  • Students must log in to Blackboard and check for updates about their enrolled courses. Be sure to check all courses, even those with instructors who have not previously used Blackboard as a method of communication.
  • Students may be expected to attend class in Blackboard at the scheduled class time if face-to-face classes are paused.

Everyday preventative actions can help minimize the spread of respiratory viruses, including the flu or a cold. You can:

  • 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.

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 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

St. Louis Community College’s Libraries are providing our patrons with services and access to resources through stlcc.edu/libraries. Libraries’ physical spaces are closed until further notice.


Still Have Questions?

Please call STLCC’s Call Center at 314-539-5113 or email askus@stlcc.edu.

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