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 must have 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.
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
- Employees exhibiting any of these symptoms should not report to work, notify their supervisor, and seek medical attention.
COVID-19 Exposure Reporting & Notifications
Students and employees are required to submit the COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Form if:
- They have tested positive for COVID-19
- They have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- They may have been exposed to COVID-19
- They have traveled to a high-risk location (level 2 or 3) as identified by the CDC
After Reporting Exposure
The COVID-19 Reporting Action Plan has been developed to show the process through which an individual who reports an exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 will follow.
Individuals should report their own exposures, but if someone may have been exposed then they would receive communications from the College to report their own exposure or consider getting tested for COVID-19.
- 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
All Lake-Sumter State College staff involved in the management and communication of COVID-19 cases and exposures will maintain the confidentiality of impacted parties, as consistent with applicable state and federal laws.
In accordance with Florida Statute, Lake-Sumter State College must report all positive tests to the Florida Department of Health.
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
- LSSC Return to Campus Plan (Fall 2020)
- Employee Return to Campus Training (Canvas)
- SSC COVID-19 Reopening Plan
- Please visit Human Resources in the Employee intranet for information on requesting workplace accommodations for Spring 2021.
- Coverage Updates from Florida Blue
- FFCRA General Information Poster
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee Assistance Program (Spanish)
- 20 Ways EAP Can Help
Ordering PPE & Supplies
The following personal protective equipment (PPE) is available to employees and departments by request from Shipping and Receiving. Please submit your request by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Individually wrapped cloth masks
- Individually wrapped disposable masks
- Door stops
- Hand sanitizer
- Alcohol wipes
- Yellow tapes for marking
SSC, our custodial provider, will provide VIREX spray and paper towels in classrooms.
Requests for plexiglass dividers should be sent to email@example.com for installation by Facilities.
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
Anyone who travels to a high-risk location (level 2 or 3) as identified by the CDC, should report possible exposure to COVID-19.
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 has an interactive map of testing locations across the state of Florida. These testing sites are free.