Fall Semester Return to Campus Procedures
CLTCC Students and Employees
Effective: August 12, 2020


CLTCC On-Campus Course Guidelines (Faculty and Staff)

As the situation with COVID–19 lingers, CLTCC will continue proactive decisions that are grounded in providing services to our students, while also doing our part to help stop the spread of the virus. The safety of our community is our top priority. As such, effective Wednesday, August 12th all Central Louisiana Technical Community College courses will adhere to the following guidelines. The following plan is submitted in compliance with Act 9 of the 2020 1st Extraordinary Legislative Session and the LCTCS Policy 4.012:

  • CLTCC buildings and classrooms will be restricted to CLTCC students, faculty, and staff only. Friends, family, and children will not be permitted in the classroom, offices, or common areas at this time. Those entering the campus on official business such as deliveries are asked to report to the screening station.
  • Everyone entering CLTCC building(s) will be required to complete the Screening Process.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students will be required to wear a face-covering (surgical masks or N95 masks are not required) in accordance with CDC guidelines while inside a CLTCC building or classroom. Students should be given one reminder/correction and should then be reported for possible corrective action. Additional Note: Mask may be removed during lunch breaks yet social distancing guidelines must be complied with at all times. When faculty and staff are in their private offices or alone in meeting spaces, face coverings can be removed.
  • While students are encouraged to provide their own face coverings CLTCC will provide upon request, provided inventory is available. Please contact your Campus Administration Office.
     

  • Faculty, Staff, and Students will be required to wear masks or face coverings in all public spaces, classrooms, and shared office spaces. Failure to do so will result in corrective action. CLTCC will work with all employees on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances. (Students without a mask should visit Campus Administration to obtain one.)
  • As we practice physical distancing, access to our public spaces (library, study halls, computer labs) will be limited and social distancing will be mandatory.
  • Please limit the use of elevators to essential needs only.
  • Students and Employees are highly encouraged to bring a labeled water bottle and a snack pack.
  • Sensitivity to COVID-19 or Those Requiring Special Considerations:
    • Students that are immunocompromised or have extenuating situations and would like to attend classes on campus should contact the Office of Student Services to receive accommodations.
    • Employees that are immunocompromised or have extenuating situations and would like to request special accommodations should contact CLTCC’s Human Resources Office.
  • When using restrooms please skip a stall. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving the restroom and use a paper towel to turn on and off the water and to exit the bathroom. If busy, wait 6 feet apart and outside the restroom if possible.
  • Given the dynamics of the virus, classes being held on campus are subject to change. Monitor your email and Canvas for any updates.

Testing Positive for COVID-19

Students testing positive for COVID-19 and have attended class on-campus should contact their instructor. Instructors should follow the guidelines below while maintaining student privacy:

  •  Inform the student they MUST self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days without symptoms OR provide a medical release before returning to campus.
  • Notify your Campus Dean immediately.
  • At Campus Dean's discretion, you may deliver the message below to students/or staff. The message should only be delivered to those who were in the same vicinity as the potential exposure. Confidentiality must be followed in carefully informing the appropriate parties.

Faculty and Staff testing positive for COVID-19. Campus Dean should follow the guidelines below:

  •  Inform the Employee they MUST self-isolate for a minimum of 14days without symptoms OR provide a medical release before returning to campus.
  •  Notify immediate supervisor
  • Notify Director of Human Resources
  • At your discretion, you may deliver the message below to students and/or staff appropriately. The message should ONLY be delivered to those who were in the same vicinity as the potential exposure. Confidentiality must be followed in carefully informing the appropriate parties.

Common message to be delivered by Campus Dean or Appropriate Party:
“There is a possibility that someone who has been on our campus has been exposed to COVID-19. We are confident in our protocol and the safety measures that have been taken. Please continue to enforce the wearing of masks, using hand sanitizer, and cleaning stations/work areas as appropriate. If you have been in close contact* with someone suspected of having COVID-19 you will be contacted by health officials.” *The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define close contact as being within 6 feet of a person infected with the virus for a prolonged period of time while wearing no masks.

  • Flexibility will be key for Fall 2020. Faculty should do their best to work with students.
    • Encourage students to stay home from on-campus classes if they are sick or show signs related to COVID-19 (Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath). Arrange to complete makeup assignments with them. In some cases, makeup work can be completed online.
    • Students demonstrating signs of illness should be asked discretely to leave class and resume classes online as appropriate.
    • Students needing an extended absence from class (on-campus or online) due to illness or exposure should inform Faculty as soon as possible to
      explore their academic options (incomplete, make-up work, or withdrawal). Again, flexibility is the key.


Classroom Instructional Delivery Will Be As Follows:

  • Staggered attendance may be required based on the number of students in the class as well as the program of study.
  • Instructors may also use Hybrid, Blended, or HyFlex delivery of courses.
  • Student seating must not be closer than 6 feet from another classroom participant
  • Faculty must wear college-provided transparent face shields when lecturing or providing instruction

Individuals Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 May Return to Class Following the Table Below:

Take Precautions:

  • Faculty and staff, when designing course syllabi, keep flexibility in mind. Allow for an accommodating procedure(s) that ensure quality while support students.  
  • All syllabi must have a make-up policy that supports students who need to miss class due to illness (online or on-campus).
  • Given the dynamics of the virus, classes being held on campus are subject to change. Monitor your email and Canvas for any updates.   

 

  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow or a tissue.  Wash hands immediately after.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 

The Louisiana Department of Health recommends COVID-19 testing for any patients who are experiencing symptoms such as:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have any of these symptoms, contact your primary care physician for guidance. 
Visit http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3934? for a testing center near you.

  • Sanitation stations will be available outside of classrooms. Students are encouraged to sanitize before entering the class and upon leaving.  
  • Please be cautious about keeping students past class time. Hallway traffic has been organized to minimized exposure.
  • Office hours should be by appointment only when an on-campus meeting is needed and via WebEx or Microsoft Teams in all other cases.
  • CLTCC is committed to using WebEx or Microsoft Teams for conferencing software.  You should not request students to use other conferencing software.  
  • Respondus is the official school exam monitoring software. 
  • We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we adapt to changes together as a CLTCC community.

Those with questions are encouraged to contact their respective Campus Dean, Human Resources, or Student Services for additional information. The college can be reached at info@cltcc.edu and (800) 278-9855. Thank you.