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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

Updated September 14, 2020

Our Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland campus, LTC-Sheboygan, and LTC-Manitowoc are open again to all students, staff, and visitors. 

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 delivered 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.

WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK

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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Lakeshore Technical College is committed to providing you with a safe learning environment, and we need your cooperation to maintain a safe campus. 

 Campus Status

Updated September 14, 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, L4 and L8
  • Nierode: N3
  • Energy & Agriculture: A4 and A10
  • Plastics Engineering Company Manufacturing: PEM1
  • Public Safety: P1

LTC-Sheboygan and LTC-Manitowoc are 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
  • masks are required inside LTC at all times (per the Governor's orders as of 8.1.2020); masks can only be removed when working alone in an enclosed office with the door shut or in accordance with Section 3 of the Governor's order.
  • masks are optional outside, but strongly recommended
  • Known COVID Cases

LTC Child Care Center – Updated September 14, 2020

  • The center is open for the academic year, offering standard hours of service.
  • New this fall for LTC students is the availability of drop-in care for children ages 7-12. Drop-in care allows students to continue attending class/labs on campus when their child care plans unexpectedly change. Advance planning will avoid delays in being able to bring children in. See details

LTC Fitness Center – Updated September 14, 2020

The Fitness Center is back to normal operations. 

LTC Cafeteria – Updated September 14, 2020

The LTC cafeteria has been updated to provide 24/7 unattended vending service that includes a coffee center, beverages, frozen and fresh food, chips, candy, gum and snacks.

College Events – Updated September 14, 2020

A limited number of events are being held on campus at this time, and a variety of Virtual Information Sessions are scheduled for fall 2020. See our Events page for details.

Teaching & Learning

Updated September 14, 2020

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

Student Resources

Wi-Fi – Updated September 14, 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 September 14, 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.

General Travel - Updated September 14, 2020

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you plan on traveling or have traveled in the last 14 days, you are encouraged to review updated guidelines and restrictions, as well as your destination’s COVID-19 status, on the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Student Travel - Updated September 14, 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 September 14, 2020

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

Protect Yourself

Updated September 14, 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:

  • 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
  • masks are required in all indoor areas; masks can only be removed when working alone in an enclosed office with the door closed or in accordance with section 3 of the Governor's order effective 8-1-2020
  • masks are optional outside, but strongly recommended
  • 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

 

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, but strongly recommended
  • 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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