Labette Community College’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan 

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Application 


STUDENT UPDATE: 07/07/2020
MASK MANDATE

All students, employees and visitors of all Labette Community College buildings will be required to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or other face covering. https://www.parsonsks.com/index.aspx?NID=244 (page 8) Parsons City Ordinance 6469

The requirement of face covering will begin immediately until October 1, unless otherwise rescinded by the City of Parsons Commissioners.

If an student has a health concern preventing them from wearing a mask or face covering, please report to the Vice President of Student Affairs at tammyf@labette.edu.

If you are feeling ill (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay home. Please continue to maintain social distancing of 6 feet. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


EMPLOYEE UPDATE: 07/07/2020
MASK MANDATE

All students, employees and visitors of all Labette Community College buildings will be required to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or other face covering. https://www.parsonsks.com/index.aspx?NID=244 (page 8) Parsons City Ordinance 6469

The requirement of face covering will begin immediately until October 1, unless otherwise rescinded by the City of Parsons Commissioners.

Employees are required to wear masks or other face coverings, especially when a student, visitor or employee from outside their area is in the office space.  Employees are required to wear a mask or face covering when leaving their work area. If an employee has a health concern preventing them from wearing a mask or face covering, please report to Human Resources.

If you are feeling ill (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay home. Please continue to maintain social distancing of 6 feet. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


UPDATE: 07/03/2020

Kansas Governor Kelly has issued Executive Order 20-52 to go into effect on Friday, July 3 requiring mandatory masks that cover the mouth and nose. As LCC prepares to make implementations for this executive order, please take note, when you return to campus on Monday, July 6 you will be required to wear a mask as outlined in the executive order. LCC’s Emergency Response Team ERT will meet Monday morning and provide additional information for this new executive order.

Thank you for your patience and hard work during these challenging times.  

UPDATE: 06/01/2020

  • The Plexi-glass installed in office areas will remain in place.
  • The doors to the buildings will be unlocked, with the exception of the H building due to no foot-traffic.
  • Employees and students may wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • The library will remain available to students only with an access card.
  • Testing areas (SSC & Cherokee Center) will remain available by appointment.
  • Large gatherings-practice social distancing · Meetings-practice social distancing

These measures are intended to remain in place until the beginning of the fall semester, unless changes are necessary based on guidance from the city or state.


UPDATE: 05/18/2020

Yesterday Kansas Governor Kelly highlighted plans to reopen Kansas in phases with additions to the "Ad Astra" Plan. You may read the press release here https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=21.

Monday, May 18 we will begin our summer work hours as well as receiving students on campus. Students coming to campus for face-to-face assistance will all be directed to the Cardinal Cafe. A limit of 10 people and social distancing of 6' will be required. Student workers will be available to direct other students and aid with traffic flow in and out of offices. Directional signs will be placed on all doors on campus, directing students to Cardinal Cafe. The west doors of the Cardinal Cafe and the west doors of the main building will be unlocked. The East doors of the Cardinal Cafe and main building will remained locked but faculty and staff will meet anyone needing assistance either at the East doors or north door (main building) depending on ADA needs.

The Cherokee Center will maintain the same standards of receiving students with no more than 10 people at one time while maintaining social distancing of 6’.

Thank you for your continued support.


LCC STUDENT UPDATE: 04/09/2020

When can I enroll for Summer/Fall '20 Classes?

Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2020 classes at Labette Community College will begin on April 13th.

Virtual academic advising will be available until further notice. While LCC staff and faculty would prefer face to face interaction with our advisees, we will continue striving to provide a personalized experience to meet the needs of all our new and returning students. It is our goal to ensure that you have a safe, educational journey which is uninterrupted and that you are persevering through adversity! 

Do you know who your academic advisor is? 

Contact them via email to schedule a virtual academic advising appointment. If you do not know who your academic advisor is or do not know how to contact your advisor, please email enroll@labette.edu. To help identify who your academic advisor is, if you don't know, go to http://www.labette.edu/advising/index.html.

Are you a 2020 High School graduate? 

Consider registering for the Cardinal Enrollment Event tentatively scheduled for May 20th. Registration can be completed online at bit.ly/CardinalEnrollment. By registering for this event, you will be put in contact with the Admissions Department to ensure your timely enrollment into classes. Check out the virtual resources available at: www.labette.edu/admissions/virtual-resources.html

Do you need to contact your instructor or LCC staff member? 

Spring restricted hours on campus for staff- Effective April 13-May, Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm. Friday will be a remote work day as no one will be scheduled to come to campus on Fridays. Instructors, if on campus, should be between the hours of 8:00 – 12:00, Monday through Thursday.

Do you need access to student resources?

The library will remain accessible to students by key card. If a student needs a key card, they should email ComputerSupport@labette.edu. The Cherokee Center will be available for student computer access. The student must email CherokeeEmployees&Instructors@labette.edu to schedule a time. 

Student tutoring is available by texting “TUTOR” to 785-783-0939.


UPDATE: 3/20/2020

Labette Community College has been closely monitoring the directives and recommendations of the CDC, KDHE, LEPC, and the local Health Department regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The following steps are being put into place in an effort to help ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.  They are also being implemented to ensure the academic quality that our students expect.  

Classes for remainder of semester (through May 15, 2020)-

All current, in progress, online courses will begin or continue as scheduled after spring break on March 30, 2020.  

Face-to-face classes (including labs and developmental courses) that were being offered on ground or hybrid will be converted to an alternate format not requiring the student to attend face-to-face and will begin in that alternate format starting March 30, 2020. They will remain in that alternate format for the remainder of the semester, i.e. through May 15, 2020.  

Health Science programs- 

The Health Science programs clinical/labs and skill assessments will be determined under the guidance of the program accreditors and specific information will be provided by the program directors and/or faculty.

Concurrent students- 

We will be working with our high school partners in regards to concurrent classes and under the guidance of Kansas State Department of Education and Governor’s Office. 

We encourage students to be safe and to be diligent with their studies in this alternate format. Please continue to check your email for updates.


UPDATE: 3/18/2020 - 4:41 PM

The college will move to remote operations from 3/30/20-4/9/20. Classes will resume on 3/30/20, however there will be no face-to-face classes during this time, as most classes will be presented in an alternate format. There will be no change in schedule to courses already taught online.

Students should use staff and instructor email as the primary contact in order to receive more immediate service. Students should continue to check their email daily. 

The library will remain accessible to students by key card. If a student needs a key card, they should email ComputerSupport@labette.edu. The Cherokee Center will be available for student computer access. The student must email CherokeeEmployees&Instructors@labette.edu to schedule a time. 

Student tutoring is available by texting “TUTOR” to 785-783-0939.

Summer/Fall Enrollment has been postponed until April 13. 

The Emergency Response team will reassess the public health challenge on April 8. A determination of course delivery for the remainder of the semester will be sent to students on April 10.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please continue to check your email for updates.


UPDATE: 3/18/2020 - 10:58 AM

All events, on-campus or off-campus hosted by Labette Community College, have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester, May 15. 

Cancelled events include but not limited to:

  • Commencement- students desiring to officially earn a degree still must complete online paperwork by 3/30/20. 
  • Pinning ceremonies
  • Cardinal Citee reception
  • Distinguished Alumni luncheon
  • Student Awards & Distinguished Faculty ceremony
  • Cardinal Enrollment event (May 7)
  • LCC staff retirement receptions
  • Events to be held in the Cardinal Event Center

Staff travel through May 15 will be cancelled.


UPDATE: 3/16/2020

  • All on-campus events until April 10 have been cancelled. This includes large group campus tours/enrollment events and any community hosted events to be held on campus. Individual tours may be scheduled in groups of 10 people or less. The status of any event to be held on campus after April 10, will be decided at a later date.
  • Access to public areas such as the LCC Library and Event Center have been restricted to student and staff use only, no public use. 
  •  All athletic campus visits have been cancelled until April 15. 

How to protect yourself – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html

If you think you are sick - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Thank you for your patience during this unique time.

Dr. Mark Watkins
President, Labette Community College


March 13, 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority in preventing the spread of COVID-19. LCC will maintain transparent communication while continuing to provide quality learning opportunities for our students through potentially alternative means.

Class Schedules

All face-to-face classes will be suspended, beginning Monday, March 16 so faculty can re-design face-to-face courses to alternative teaching formats. There will be no change in schedule to courses already taught online. 

Spring Break will remain as scheduled the week of March 23. 

Courses will resume schedule following Spring Break on March 30, through online or via other alternative teaching methods. Depending on course content, some labs, health science clinicals, or developmental courses could remain face-to-face as determined by individual instructors or administrators. LCC will resume face-to-face classes when it becomes feasible based on the status of COVID-19 and at the recommendation of public health officials. 

The Emergency Response team will reassess the public health challenge on April 8. A determination of course delivery for the remainder of the semester will be sent to students on April 10. 

Campus will remain open

We will maintain normal operations (faculty, staff and administration) to ensure students are served remotely as they navigate this new reality.

Student Services

The Cardinal Villas, library, cafeteria and student success center will remain open.

Travel

Students- Students traveling outside of the United States, must report to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Staff- Staff traveling outside of the United States, must report to Human Resources.

The Emergency Response team will continue to work with the KDHE and local health department as this public health challenge rapidly evolves.  Please continue to check your email DAILY. 

Dr. Mark Watkins
President, Labette Community College

PR Contacts

Bethany Kendrick

Director of Public Relations
(620) 820-1280
bethanyk@labette.edu

Kimi Dowling

PR/Graphic Design Specialist
(620) 820-1240
kimberlyd@labette.edu