Guided by our data-informed approach, public health guidance, and input from our campus community, Lake-Sumter State College is implementing a flexible learning environment and campus experience designed to keep our community safe, ensure access and quality for our students, and move us forward on our goals for our community.
- Employees who are returning to the workplace must conduct symptom self-monitoring each day before reporting to work. Employees must be free of ANY symptoms related to COVID-19 or musthave been evaluated and cleared by their physician to be eligible to report to work.
- A current list of COVID-19 symptoms is available from the CDC
- Employees exhibiting any of these symptoms should not report to work, notify their supervisor, and seek medical attention.
Health & Safety Measures
- Required face coverings for all students, employees, and visitors to campus
- Reduce campus population density from normal operations
- Provide hand sanitizer stations across campus
- Implement building control measures for physical distancing in all classrooms, offices, and learning spaces
- Limit large events, meetings, and gatherings
- Limit capacity on elevators
- Regular cleaning and sanitization of all campus facilities with a focus on high-touch areas, including tabletop surfaces, copiers, door knobs and handles, light switches, desks, toilets, sinks, and faucets
- Use of VIREX II 256 for all cleaning and sanitization, an EPA-approved bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal disinfectant cleaner
- Mandatory training on all health and safety protocols put into place
COVID-19 Exposure Reporting & Notifications
- Students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or recently traveled out of the State of Florida should complete the COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Form
- Individuals who are at-risk for exposure based on reported exposures will be notified by the College
- If deemed necessary based on the reported exposures, the College will notify the entire College community of potential exposure
Cleaning Infected Areas
- Areas exposed to COVID-19 by an infected or exposed individual will be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines
- Current cleaning & sanitization guidelines require closing off the areas used by the person who is sick or exposed. If they areas can be isolated, a full shut down is not necessary.
- These areas will be deep cleaned using a disinfecting machine fogger/sprayer
Return to Campus Planning
An overview of the contents are provided below.
- Sample Employee Return to Work Memo
- Employee Accommodations Overview
- Employee Accommodation Request
- Accommodations – Medical Provider Report
- SSC COVID-19 Reopening Plan
- Employee Return to Campus Training (Canvas)
- COVID-19 Information and Guidelines for Employees (last updated 04/06/2020)
- Coverage Updates from Florida Blue
- FFCRA General Information Poster
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee Assistance Program (Spanish)
- 20 Ways EAP Can Help
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
FFCRA is legislation created to provide financial support to individuals should they need to take leave for specific COVID-19 related reasons. This legislation is effective April 1st – December 31st, 2020.
Please carefully review these documents. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for paid leave benefits under FFCRA and how these benefits coordinate with any existing sick, personal, vacation, or sick leave pool benefits you may have, please contact Kim Kidd, HRIS & LOA Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Fletcher, Director Employee Relations/Equity & Diversity, at email@example.com.
- FFCRA Powerpoint Presentation by Human Resources
- FMLA Leave Expansion and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy
- FFCRA Leave Request Form
Student and Employee Personal Travel
Effective immediately, we are asking all members of our College community (students, employees and on-campus partners) to self-report their travel and possible exposure to COVID-19.
Anyone who travels by airplane to any destination, travels out-of-state, travels to a high-risk location identified by the CDC, travels on a cruise ship, or believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should report this to LSSC through this online form.
The College will review your information and plan appropriately for any necessary self-isolation periods.
Effective immediately, the College is limiting non-essential travel and reviewing all travel plans to limit the spread and risk of exposure to COVID-19. College-sponsored student travel and all out-of-district employee travel will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
CDC Information on COVID-19
Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) COVID-19 Information
FLDOH 24/7 Call Center: (866) 779-6121
Lake County Health Department: (352) 589-6424
Sumter County Health Department: (352) 569-3102
COVID-19 Testing Sites
The Florida Department of Health – Lake County will conduct COVID-19 testing on LSSC’s Leesburg Campus on July 1, 2, and beginning July 6 until further notice. Drive-thru testing will occur in Lot A. Testing will begin at 9:00 am each day.