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COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020

Published Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Information Update - March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

The Emergency Operations Team has been closely monitoring information in Lake County and the State of Illinois. To ensure the health and well-being of students, employees, and our community, the Emergency Operations Team, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, has extended the Alternative Learning Delivery and Remote Work Model.

  1. CLC COVID-19 Cases: The Lake County Health Department is reporting a total of 325 COVID-19 positive cases, with acknowledgement there are likely more not being tested. There is a total of five deaths. Within our CLC community, we have students and employees who are actively dealing with their own illness, or that of their family members. Please keep our colleagues and students struggling with COVID-19 in a very personal way in your thoughts and prayers.

  2. Extended Alternative Learning Delivery Model: On March 16, 2020 it was communicated that the Alternative Delivery Model would be effective March 30 – April 12. Considering the recent fast growth in positive COVID-19 cases, the college will extend the Alternative Delivery Model through May 15, 2020, the end of the spring semester.

    • The alternative delivery model delivers instruction in a flexible learning format with no in-person classes, labs, or on-campus activities.

    • All online courses, regardless of the start date, run as scheduled with no interruptions in learning.

    • Campus facilities remain closed and in hard lockdown to students, community members and employees. Exceptions are limited to police, emergency personnel as needed, or team members with executive leader approval to carry out alternative delivery tasks. This includes Grayslake, Southlake and Lakeshore campuses.

    • Events are canceled. Virtual options should be explored where appropriate.

    • On-campus student activities are canceled. Virtual student activities are highly encouraged.

    • Health care students’ clinical site assignments remain suspended until further notice.

    • Spring athletics competitions and basketball championships are canceled per NJCAA.

    • The previous suspension of college-sponsored international and domestic travel continues during this period for students and employees.

  3. Extended Alternative Learning Delivery Model: Considering the recent fast growth in positive COVID-19 cases, the college will extend the Remote Work Model until further notice. All employees should continue to work directly with their supervisors as to their remote work and on-call assignments.

  4. May 2020 Commencement: The commencement ceremony is a critically important milestone for our students and their families. The college wants to provide an opportunity for students to celebrate their significant achievement, yet more importantly wants to ensure everyone’s safety. Students who have petitioned to graduate will be surveyed this week as to whether they would prefer a virtual graduation ceremony in May or delay the ceremony with the hope by August or September an in-person option could be offered. The students’ voices will guide next steps and decision-making about their most important event. A goal has been set to make this decision by next week.

  5. Intersession and Summer Class Schedules May 19 through June 5: No decision has yet been made regarding the Intersession schedule. It is anticipated this decision will be made by mid-April.

The college will continue to closely monitor the situation and share updates as soon as decisions are made.