Reminder: Please stay home if you are sick, no exceptions

On Thursday, Nov. 18, Michigan reached the highest rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Therefore, as we approach the holiday season, please continue to keep the health and safety of our students and colleagues in mind. If you are sick, please do not come to campus. Even if you have been vaccinated and even if you are pretty sure it’s just a cold, it’s still best to stay home. LCC continues to offer the COVID-19 Sick Leave Bank for all employees, including student employees.
The same goes for students. Please instruct students not to come to campus or to class if they tell you they are ill.
In addition, here are some best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19 safety during the holidays:

  • Protect your family members – especially children younger than 5 and the immunocompromised – by getting vaccinated.
  • Continue to wear a mask when you are in public. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an advisory strongly urging all Michiganders, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public settings.
  • If you are ill or displaying any symptoms, postpone your family’s gatherings.
  • Get tested if you or other attendees feel ill after the gathering.

As always, LCC encourages everyone to follow public health recommendations to get vaccinated, if you have not already done so. In addition, thank you for wearing your mask on campus and for washing or sanitizing your hands regularly.