Safety Information Regarding COVID-19, Also Known as Coronavirus
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
St. Louis Community College is closely monitoring COVID-19, or Coronavirus, outbreak. While the College has not been compromised, we want to pass along solid information. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community comes first.
- As Coronavirus information is rapidly evolving and changing, it is important that you rely on good information. The College will communicate via email and the website to students, faculty and staff. For more detailed information about Coronavirus, please visit the websites for Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at health.mo.gov.
- 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. The CDC is recommending a 14-day isolation. The CDC has information for travelers.
- 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. Cancellations include travel to China, Russia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Scotland.
- As always, clean buildings and classrooms are a priority. STLCC’s housekeeping staff works hard to maintain the campuses, but in this instance, students, faculty and staff can actively partner in helping to keep our campus buildings and classrooms clean. If you notice an area on campus that needs immediate attention, please contact STLCC Facilities at 314-984-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you protect yourself?
- 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.
- When sick, keep your distance from others to keep germs from spreading.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent infection.
The College’s top priority is the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely updates and information as necessary.