Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

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 prepare 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 at least daily, 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 have been enacted for the duration of the health emergency and faculty are preparing to deliver 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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

Updated March 18,2020

All LTC campuses closed to students, visitors, and staff for the duration of the health emergency.

Lecture-based classes will move to online instruction effective Monday, March 23rd. Lab-based classes are suspended until further notice. Students and staff should check their email for additional information and next steps.

Bistro 712 - Updated March 18, 2020

The restaurant operated by our Culinary Arts students and staff is closed. 

The LTC Childcare Center – Updated March 18, 2020

The Childcare Center is closed. 

The LTC Fitness Center – Updated March 18, 2020

The Cleveland campus Fitness Center is closed.  

College Events – Updated March 18, 2020

All college events are cancelled for the duration of the health emergency.

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 March 19, 2020

Free public Wi-Fi is available throughout LTC’s service area. 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. 

Participate in alternative delivery method of instruction and alternate assessments of learning as determined by your instructors.

Self-Quarantining - Updated March 18, 2020 Due to the campus closure to students, guests, and non-essential staff, the information below will now only apply to essential staff who report to campus. 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 traveled internationally to China, Japan, Iran, Italy, South Korea; or domestically to Seattle, Boston, New York, or California in the past two weeks, you are not to physically come to any LTC campus location until you have completed a 14-day self-quarantine. If you have been in close contact with an individual who has traveled to these areas, or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you are also not to physically come to any LTC campus location until you have completed a 14-day self-quarantine. If any of these scenarios apply to you, contact LTC College Nurse Renee Bruckschen at 920-693-1111 or renee.bruckschen@gotoltc.edu immediately. 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 99.8 degrees.

Student Travel

Effective immediately, we are prohibiting all college-sponsored out-of-district travel 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 March 18, 2020

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

We encourage all students and staff to take the following steps to stay healthy:

  • 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 of 99.8 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, stay home.

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]

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

Centers for Disease Control & Protection

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Wisconsin Department of Health & Services

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

Manitowoc County Health Department

https://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/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

Mental Health Resources – Updated March 19, 2020

In light of all the changes and uncertainty happening recently, 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 due to self quarantine.


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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