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. 

Return to Campus Plan

Read our full plan for details on how our COVID-19 Aware Campus will operate.

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Create a COVID-19 Aware Campus

  • Implement prevention, mitigation, reporting, and monitoring capabilities 
  • Enable physical (social) distancing to limit campus density in buildings and classrooms 
  • Train students, faculty, and staff on public health guidelines 
  • Maintain public health awareness through communication campaign 

Deliver flexible academic instruction 

  • Classes begin August 24, 2020 
  • Offer seated, hybrid, traditional online, and real-time online courses 
  • Increase the number of online course offerings 
  • Continue to focus on quality academic instruction 

Support student success

  • Offer academic support services virtually 
  • Provide COVID-19 compliant access to campus facilities, including Libraries, Math Emporium, and Learning Center 
  • Provide training and resources for faculty to develop technology-enabled instruction 

Health & Safety  

As we develop our plan to return to campus, we acknowledge there will be some risk of COVID-19. However, we can all work together to minimize this risk. 

Risk reductions are accomplished by physical (social) distancing protocols, a reduction of campus population density, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (face coverings), aggressive cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and good personal hygiene discipline. 

Implement prevention, mitigation, reporting, and monitoring capabilities 

  • Required face coverings for all students, employees, and visitors to campus 
  • 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 
  • Provide hand sanitizer stations across campus 
  • Implement student and employee COVID-19 infection and exposure reporting procedures 
  • Prepare additional cleaning and disinfecting protocols for areas with a known case of COVID-19 
  • Align campus practices and procedures with guidelines from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Enable physical (social) distancing to limit campus density in buildings and classrooms 

  • Encourage the use of face masks/coverings on campus 
  • Reduce campus population density from normal operations 
  • Implement building control measures for physical distancing in all classrooms, offices, and learning spaces 
  • Limit large events, meetings, and gatherings 

Train students, faculty, and staff on public health guidelines 

  • Mandatory training for employees on all health and safety protocols put into place 
  • Provide flexibility, including equitable remote options for vulnerable/at-risk populations 

Maintain public health awareness through communication campaign 

  • Implement a robust public health awareness campaign in collaboration with Marketing & Communications, Student Life, Campus Safety, Human Resources and the Florida Department of Health