COVID-19 District-Wide Message
Long Beach City College remains closed in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, the City of Long Beach and LA County Departments of Public Health permit certain on-campus activities, as long as the District complies with health orders.
We are taking many precautions to support the health and safety of our employees, students, and community, and we ask you to do your part.
If you test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has or is likely to have COVID-19, or suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and do not come onto campus. If you need assistance with appropriate leave related to COVID-19 exposure, contact Mei Shih in Human Resources:
- (562) 938-5250
This notification applies to all employees, and includes essential personnel and those employees who are working remotely. The City of Long Beach defines close contact as a person who meets any of the following conditions:
- Lives with or frequents the household where someone with or likely to have COVID-19 resides
- Is an intimate partner of someone with or likely to have COVID-19
- Is a caregiver for someone with or likely to have COVID-19
- Has had any contact with someone with or likely to have
COVID-19 while they were symptomatic, including anyone who:
- Was within 6 feet of someone with or likely to have COVID-19 for more than 10 minutes OR
- Had unprotected direct contact to secretions or excretions (sneeze or cough) of someone with or likely to have COVID-19
If you are approved to access campus and are included on the weekly Essential Personnel list, below are the directives to follow:
- Stay home if you are sick, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has or is likely to have COVID-19. Symptoms include a fever of 100.4 or higher, coughing, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
- Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth.
- Maintain at least a six-foot distance from others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands immediately afterward.
- Park with one space between each vehicle.
- Do not access any area that is blocked off or any area that has not been pre-approved.
- Do not linger or loiter once your business on campus has been completed.
The District is also hosting the City of Long Beach Rapid Assessment Clinics at both campuses. If you need to be tested, please visit http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/ to make an appointment. LBCC employees may use the “Employee” line. They will be asked to show an LBCC ID, or other evidence of LBCC employment (i.e. a pay stub with a photo ID).
We know that this is a very difficult time. In addition to employee health insurance, employees can access confidential assistance through the MHN Employee Assistance Program, which offers a wide variety of services to help balance work with life and address other life challenges, such as marriage, relationship, and family issues; domestic violence; traumatic events; workplace issues; alcohol and drug dependency; stress and anxiety; depression; grief and loss. Employees may call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 777-9355. To access these services online, please visit the MHN website (Access code: lbccd).
For the latest LBCC information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.lbcc.edu/coronavirus.