Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

While Lane Community College remains open, access to all locations is restricted to students and staff participating in approved activities and course work, and members of the public participating in scheduled, College-approved activities. All individuals on campus must adhere to proper safety procedures and complete the daily health assessment (see below). Most campus services are open. View department websites for hours and the service availability page to learn more.

Guidance for COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure

If you have COVID-19 (you tested positive or your healthcare provider told you that you either have COVID-19 or are a presumptive positive)

  1. fill out this form as soon as possible to report it to the college
  2. follow these instructions

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

  1. please fill out this form as soon as possible to report it to the college
  2. follow these instructions

If you have questions, please email covidsupport@lanecc.edu.

Definitions:

Isolate/Isolation: You isolate when you are sick or when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. Isolation helps prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Quarantine: You quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 What to do
Regardless of vaccination status:
  • Do not come to LCC for 5 days. Do not come to LCC campus, class, work, or activities during this time. 
  • Follow CDC guidelines for isolation and stay home for 5 days. After 5 days if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you can leave your house and return to the LCC campus or other public places while wearing a well-fitting mask such as a KN95 or N95 for an additional 5 days. 
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves
  • Fill out this form to report to LCC that you have COVID-19
If you are exposed to COVID-19 What to do
  Vaccination Status Quarantine Instructions
If you are up to date on vaccinations

Boosted 

or Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the last 5 months

or Completed the primary series of J&J within the last 2 months

  • You do not need to quarantine
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days
  • Test on day 5, if possible
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home
If you are not up to date on vaccinations

Unvaccinated

or Has not completed the primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine

or Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna over 5 months ago and is not boosted

or Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and is not boosted

  • Stay home and quarantine for 5 days. After that continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home
  • Fill out this form to report to LCC that you have been exposed and must quarantine

Important Note About Household Contact:

Public health departments consider household contacts to be close contacts by default. As a result, you should quarantine during your household member’s isolation period but your 5-day quarantine period does not begin until your household member is no longer required to isolate. So, if your household member needs to isolate for 5 days, then you should quarantine for those 5 days and then should quarantine for another 5 days, for a total of 10 days.

If you need a COVID-19 test, view local resources.

Daily Health Assessment

Students, employees, and guests are asked to complete a daily self-health assessment before coming to an LCC facility. Submitting an assessment form is no longer required, but everyone coming to a LCC facility must review the health questions below.

If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, please contact your healthcare provider and do not come to campus. Also, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, even if you test negative for COVID-19, do not come to campus until your symptoms are gone or a healthcare provider has told you you are no longer contagious.

Please check the CDC website for the most current information.

  • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past ten days?
  • Have you been told to isolate or quarantine?
  • In the last 72 hours have you experienced any of the following not attributed to a chronic condition:
    • Fever (temperature of 100.4 F or above) or feeling feverish?
    • Cough?
    • Shortness of breath?
    • Sore throat?
    • Congestion, runny nose, or sneezing?
    • Fatigue?
    • Muscle pain (not associated with recent strenuous exercise, injury or an alternate diagnosis made by a healthcare professional)?
    • Headache?
    • Nausea or vomiting?
    • Diarrhea?
    • Loss of taste or smell?
    • Chills?
  • Have you had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
    • If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, please use this table or fill out this form to determine if you need to quarantine or not, depending on your vaccination status.

If you answer “Yes” to any question above, contact your healthcare provider and DO NOT come to campus. For your safety and the safety of others, if you are on campus with these symptoms you may be instructed to go home.

Current COVID Policies

Masks

Optional except in locations required by state/federal order.

Social Distancing

Optional 

Coming to LCC

Effective March 28, masks and social distancing will become optional at LCC with the exception of the parts of the College that continue to fall under OHA and Oregon OSHA requirements for healthcare settings. Anyone coming to an LCC facility should complete a daily health assessment (see below). All visitors must comply with signage and directives from Public Safety regarding safety precautions, including any masking, social distancing, or other requirements. Employees must adhere to proper safety procedures.

Masks & Face Coverings

In locations where face coverings are required, face coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. Face shields may not be worn instead of face masks. Gaitors, bandanas, mesh masks, lace masks, and other face coverings with openings, valves, holes, vents, or other visible gaps in the design or material are not in compliance with this policy. Masks are still recommended for those that are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, who are at high risk, or share a household with anyone who is not up to date or at high risk. Find out more information about selecting and wearing masks

Vaccination Requirement

LCC requires all employees and students who will be attending classes at any LCC location and/or receiving in-person services to be up to date on vaccinations against COVID-19. Per CDC guidelines, being up to date on vaccinations means that an individual has received all doses in a primary series of the vaccine and receives booster doses when eligible. Students and employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Personal/philosophical exemptions are not allowed. Some academic programs may have stricter vaccination requirements. The requirement does not apply to students who are enrolled exclusively in remote instruction courses with no in-person component. However, all students who wish to access any in-person services on campus must submit proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption. All employees, students, and visitors on any LCC property must comply with current COVID-19 safety protocols, regardless of vaccination status.

Find out more about the Vaccination Requirement and how to schedule your vaccine or booster.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The LCC COVID-19 Dashboard provides information to the College and community about the results of COVID-19 reported by Lane County Public Health.

View the dashboard.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Lane Community College regularly reviews COVID-19 safety guidelines.

View the College’s current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.

Have a question about COVID-19 and Lane?

Email covidcompliance@lanecc.edu