We continue to remind everyone that we are all responsible to #ProtectTheNest. Our safety protocols are in place to protect the health and safety of everyone on our campuses, and every person on our campus has a responsibility to help protect the health and safety of themselves and others.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or were exposed to someone positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus and complete a COVID-19 Report at www.lssc.edu/covid19report.

Protect The Nest

Thank you all for your continued dedication to keeping our campus community safe during this pandemic. Please remember that each of us may have different comfort levels with these changing policies. As we have always done, we must continue to respect each member of our campus community.

As we continue our implementation of updated protocols to limit campus exposures, we want to remind you to stay home and not come to campus if you believe that you have, may have, or were exposed to COVID-19. You should also complete a COVID-19 Report at www.lssc.edu/covid19report. We ask everyone on our campuses, students, employees, and community members, to keep our entire campus community safe.

Students – once you have completed your COVID-19 report, you will be given documentation for your instructors if you have to quarantine and cannot come to campus. Your instructors will work with you to continue progress on your coursework.

Spring 2022 Semester Updates (as of 1/10/2022)

  • Use of face masks – Masks are encouraged for all students, employees, and visitors to campus
  • Classroom Density – Modified classroom capacities as appropriate
  • Campus Services & Offices – Standard capacities, virtual services also available
  • Symptom Self-Monitoring – Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Report symptoms or exposures.
  • Campus Events – No restrictions on campus events following applicable CDC guidelines, externally hosted events reviewed individually
  • Travel – No specific restrictions, follow any applicable CDC travel guidelines

Symptom Monitoring & Exposure Reporting

As part of your commitment to Protect the Nest, you should continue to watch for COVID-19 symptoms including a fever greater than 100.4◦F, cough, or shortness of breath. The CDC keeps a full list of symptoms.

LSSC will continue to monitor COVID-19 exposures and positive cases involving students and employees. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in direct contact with a known positive case, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please submit a COVID-19 Exposure Report at www.lssc.edu/covid19report.

This reporting documentation will be required by your instructors for potential flexibility on assignments and deadlines.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Per the CDC’s recommendation, all Lakehawks are encouraged to do their part to Protect the Nest by getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Data from the CDC shows that the vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, (such as the Pfizer or Moderna)
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen)

All individuals are encouraged to review the updated CDC guidance regarding fully vaccinated individuals to understand what precautions may still be in place. No campus vaccine requirement is planned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Respect & Understanding in our Community
Lake-Sumter State College is an inclusive community that respects individuals and diversity. There have been media reports that indicate people of certain ethnicities or those from specific countries or regions have been the target of inappropriate statements and behavior. LSSC will not tolerate stereotyping, discrimination, or harassing behavior, and we expect all members of our community to engage in a manner that is respectful and inclusive.