Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

Updated July 2, 2020

Our Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland campus is open again to all students, staff, and visitors. Beginning July 6, 2020 LTC-Sheboygan and LTC-Manitowoc will re-open. 

Guidelines in place to address the current pandemic can be found below under Campus Status and are subject to change. For the well-being of all who visit our campuses, everyone is expected to follow all guidelines. READ MORE

LTC is committed to doing everything possible to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff. The college has an Incident Management Team who prepares for numerous, potential scenarios including pandemic. The Incident Management team has actively been monitoring the COVID-19 virus since February 5, 2020.

At the direction of the college president, the LTC Incident Management Team and LTC Leadership team meet several times throughout the week, and more frequently as conditions warrant, to update plans and implement safety precautions and procedures, as well as communicate with you. 

To date, these teams have implemented travel restrictions, a quarantine protocol, personal hygiene and preventive information resources through this web page, as well as through on-campus signage and monitors. Campus closures were enacted for the duration of the health emergency and faculty have been delivering lecture-based course content online.

LTC is committed to keeping you updated as the situation changes, so students and staff should continue to regularly monitor their LTC email accounts, as well as refer to this webpage.

Thank you to the LTC campus community for working together as a team to help keep our learning environment and our communities a safe place for all.

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LTC is interested in hearing from students, employees, and the community regarding our handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your comments or suggestions here.

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  • everyone coming to campus is asked to take their temperature before arriving to ensure they do not have a temperature over 100.4 degrees

    • those not able to take their temperature before arriving should request their temperature be taken when they arrive on campus (results are not recorded)
    • do not come to campus or remain on campus with a temperature over 100.4
  • everyone on campus is required to follow physical distancing measures by staying six feet or more away from others no more than 10 people can be in a room at once masks are required in all common areas (restrooms, break rooms, hallways) and instructional labs
Latest LTC Communications

Updated July 1, 2020

Staff Updates

 Campus Status

Updated July 2, 2020

Our Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland campus is open to all students, staff, and visitors. The designated entry points for each building are:

  • Lakeshore: L3 and L8
  • Nierode: N3
  • Energy & Agriculture: A4 and A10
  • Plastics Engineering Company Manufacturing: PEM1
  • Public Safety: P1

Beginning July 6, 2020 LTC-Sheboygan and LTC-Manitowoc will re-open. Hours will be 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays.

Guidelines listed below are subject to change. Faculty and staff communicate with students through their LTC email, so students should monitor their LTC email regularly for specific updates pertaining to them.

NOTICE TO ALL WHO ENTER LTC CAMPUS FACILITIES

We remain in a pandemic, and there are risks associated with entering buildings at this time. We are following multiple sanitary protocols to mitigate the associated risks to anyone on our campuses. Please note:

  • everyone coming to campus is asked to take their temperature before arriving to ensure they do not have a temperature over 100.4 degrees

    • those not able to take their temperature before arriving should request their temperature be taken when they arrive on campus (results are not recorded)
    • do not come to campus or remain on campus with a temperature over 100.4
  • everyone on campus is required to follow physical distancing measures by staying six feet or more away from others
  • no more than 10 people can be in a room at once
  • masks are required in all common areas (restrooms, break rooms, hallways) and instructional labs
  • masks are optional outside, in a conference room, work station, or lecture classroom when individuals can maintain physical distancing of six feet or more

LTC Childcare Center – Updated July 2, 2020

The Childcare Center remains closed.

LTC Fitness Center – Updated July 2, 2020

The Fitness Center remains closed.

LTC Café – Updated July 2, 2020

The LTC Café remains closed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

College Events – Updated July 2, 2020

A variety of Virtual Information Sessions are currently scheduled. No on-campus events are scheduled.

Teaching & Learning

GED & Other Testing – Updated July 2, 2020

GED testers must schedule test times using their GED.com account.  Appointments can be scheduled at the following locations, dates, and times. Be sure to review Testing Guidelines before arriving on campus. READ MORE

LTC SHEBOYGAN

  • July 9, 1 - 7 pm
  • July 23, 1 - 7 pm
  • August 20, 1 - 7 pm 

LTC MANITOWOC

  • June 30, 11 am - 3 pm
  • July 8, 1 - 7 pm
  • July 22, 1 - 7 pm
  • August 12, 1 - 7 pm

LTC CLEVELAND

  • July 7, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • July 14, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • July 21, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • July 28, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • August 4, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • August 11, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm
  • August 18, 9:15 - 11:15 am & 12 - 3 pm 

Enter LTC’s campus on West Campus Drive and park in Lot 1. Testers must enter through entrance L3. 

TESTING GUIDELINES

  • Masks will be required while on our campuses and while testing. If you do not have your own mask, one will be provided to you as you enter the facility. 
  • Arrive on time for your testing appointment.
  • Please do not arrive early.
  • Late arrivals are subject to the availability of Testing Services.
  • An LTC staff member will greet you and take your temperature before you enter the building.
  • Only bring a valid government-issued photo ID into Testing Services. Car keys are allowed. Do not bring a phone or any electronic devices.
  • Lockers will not be accessible for the storage of personal items.
    • All belongings must be left at home or in your car.
  • Any fees must be paid using exact cash or check.
  • Drinks and food are not allowed.

Other Testing

Other types of testing such as HESI nursing entrance, keyboarding, Credit for Prior Learning, and Accuplacers for Apprentices will be taken by appointment in Cleveland. We are open Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Contact Testing Services at 920.694.1184 or testing@gotoltc.edu.

All students should monitor Blackboard for specific class and lab information from faculty, and should regularly check their LTC email for College updates.

Student Resources

Wi-Fi – Updated July 2, 2020

Free public Wi-Fi is available throughout LTC’s service area and in the parking lots around our campuses. Use the link below to find a location near you:

https://www.wifimap.io/

Student Expectations

Please note that we do still expect our students to:

  • Be prepared and able to adapt if there is an unplanned absence. Manage your time so that you can complete your assignments and assessments on or before the date they are due.
  • Complete work missed due to an absence within the timeframe determined by the instructor.
  • Participate in alternative delivery method of instruction and alternate assessments of learning as determined by your instructors. 
Travel Restrictions

Self-Quarantining - Updated July 2, 2020 

Any staff or student currently self-quarantining should follow current Department of Health advice if symptoms develop. (See Information Resources for links to county health departments.)

If you have been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to follow all instructions you receive from the county department of health including self-quarantining.

If any of these scenarios apply to you, contact LTC College Nurse Renee Bruckschen at 920-693-1111 or renee.bruckschen@gotoltc.edu when possible for further details. If during this self-quarantine you develop symptoms including fever, cough, and/or trouble breathing, seek immediate medical advice. If you have traveled via plane in the last 14 days to any other foreign country or U.S. city, take your temperature each morning before coming to campus for 14 days and do not come to campus if your temperature is above 100.4 degrees.

Student Travel - Updated July 2, 2020

All college-sponsored out-of-district travel is on hold until further notice. Please know we do not implement these policies lightly and understand the disappointment that occurs with unexpected changes in plans. Ultimately, it is your health and wellness, and that of our entire campus community, which is our primary concern. If you are part of a student club impacted by this, please contact your advisor for next steps.

LTC Staff Travel – Updated July 2, 2020

Effective immediately, all out-of-district travel is prohibited until further notice.

Protect Yourself

Updated July 2, 2020

On Campus

In addition to the multiple sanitary protocols our Facilities team is taking to mitigate risk related to COVID-19 on our campuses, each staff member needs to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves. Please note these requirements that apply while you’re on campus:

On & Off Campus

We encourage all students and staff to take the following steps to stay healthy when on and off campus:

Avoid contact with sick people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is unavailable, try using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains between 60 percent and 95 percent alcohol. Do not share eating utensils, cups, cigarettes, or anything else via mouth. Be cautious when touching phones, laptops, and other items that are not yours, as they carry germs. Clean hard surfaces (including doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, and other commonly touched areas) with disinfectant. If you have traveled and become ill, seek medical advice. Call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel. If you feel ill, or have a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, stay home.

  • masks are optional outside, in a conference room, work station, or lecture classroom when individuals can maintain physical distancing of six feet or more
  • follow sanitary protocols of wiping down your work area and office high touch points with disinfectant wipes, which will be provided in all office areas
  • clean anything you use in your office area with disinfectant wipes
  • wash your hands often
  • lunch should be eaten at your work station or outside while maintaining physical distancing measures
  • take your breaks outside or at your work station
  • avoid socializing
  • limit exposure to other buildings
  • avoid spending time on campus before or after your shift
  • make note of those you come into contact throughout each day
    • this will help with contact tracing in case you do test positive for COVID-19

You can also find tips on hygiene and safety at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/coronavirus.htm [dhs.wisconsin.gov] or the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html [cdc.gov]

Information Resources

Stay informed by visiting and reviewing information posted nationally and locally at these websites:

Centers for Disease Control & Protection

Wisconsin Department of Health & Services

Manitowoc County Health Department

Sheboygan County Public Health Department https://www.sheboygancounty.com/departments/departments-f-q/health-and-human-services/public-health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19

The Manitowoc Chamber of Commerce has a great site with multiple links:

Housing/Rent Assistance

  • Sheboygan Economic Support – 1-888-794-5556
  • Sheboygan St. Vincent DePaul -  920-457-4844
  • Sheboygan Salvation Army -  920-458-3723
  • Manitowoc Economic Support – 920 683-4300
  • Please note: Some of these offices may not be open because of the Safer At Home order, however individuals can apply for economic support online at https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/ for emergency care.

United Way 211 – Housing, rent, and food assistance resources for your neighborhood

Food Pantries

Food Share

Unemployment

Someplace Better Hiring Resources

Emergency Internet Resources

Healthcare Locations and Updates:

  • Prevea is offering free COVID related web-medical screenings to help you determine if you or a family member needs care: https://prevea.zipnosis.com/

COVID-19 Hotlines

Mental Health Resources

In light of all the changes and uncertainty happening, we understand that many people might find themselves struggling to cope. Please utilize technology to stay connected with friends and family when you are not able to visit in person.

If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911

If you are in crisis, or in need of support, the following mental health resources are available to you:

  • National Suicide Hotline 1.800.273.8255
  • Manitowoc County crisis line: 920.683.4230 (8am-4:30pm)
  • Manitowoc County crisis for nights, holidays and weekends: 1.888.552.6642
  • Sheboygan County crisis line 920.459.3151 (24/7)
  • National Crisis text line 741-741
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Updated July 2, 2020

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