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COVID-19 Update: Message to CLC Students

Published Mar 11, 2020

The college has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and will be providing regular updates to you as the situation evolves.

There are no known cases of COVID-19 at College of Lake County at this time. College of Lake County is currently open and will remain open until such time as conditions warrant otherwise.

In the best interest of our community, CLC-sponsored non-essential domestic and international travel for students, staff and faculty is restricted through April 30, 2020. The college will continue to re-evaluate the travel restrictions as time progresses.

The college has been monitoring the situation and making preparations as necessary. Some of the current measures taken include:

  • Proactively canceling study abroad trips to China. Decisions on future study abroad trips will be made no later than 30 days prior to departure date.
  • Adding additional cleaning services by custodial staff including but not limited to deep clean, hitting all touch points, providing additional hand sanitizer stations and soap.
  • Posting hand-washing reminders widely around campus.
  • Temporarily discontinuing the practice of allowing customers to bring their own drinkware into food service areas.
  • A task force of college leadership and subject matter experts are meeting frequently and focusing on preparations and response.
  • If you are ill, you are encouraged to stay home. Faculty have been encouraged to be flexible with students. All parties should be washing their hands frequently.
  • Cancelling or postponing large events including the Illinois Regional College Fair on March 12 and the CLC Community Open House on April 25.

If we perceive a disruption to your traditional learning environment, CLC will send you official communication. Please continue to monitor your student email for further updates. The most up-to-date information will be posted at www.clcillinois.edu/coronavirus. Please work with your faculty members if you feel ill or are unable to attend class.

We continue to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other local, state and federal agencies. For more information on COVID-19 visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html or WHO at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen.

The college will continue to monitor and adjust policies and procedures as needed. The safety of our college community is always our top priority. Your cooperation and collaboration will help to ensure an appropriate response across our institution to this rapidly changing matter.