COVID-19 Update: Important Info & FAQs
Here are today’s updates regarding LBCC’s response to COVID-19 and our transition to moving most classes to temporary remote instruction/online by Wed., March 18.
Frequently Asked Questions
LBCC has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) divided by:
Please check these FAQs as they will be updated as needed.
As a follow up from yesterday’s instructions on adding your cell phone number to your profile to receive text messages from LBCC – if you previously opted out of receiving text messages, please opt back in again. To opt into Blackboard, text “SUBSCRIBE LBCC” to 23177.
List of Classes Moving to Temporary Remote Instruction/Online
A full list will be posted on the Coronavirus website today that will specify which classes will be moving to temporary remote instruction/online or will continue to meet in-person by end of day today.
Canvas Workshop Training
There are a number of Canvas Workshop Trainings occurring at both LAC and PCC. Please click here (under Canvas Resources) for the latest list of workshops.
LBCC Employees and K-12 Districts Closing Temporarily
LBCC understands the extreme challenges that our employees are facing as a result of K-12 school closures and that alternate solutions are being explored.
Non-faculty to Switch to Skype for Business
The Chancellor’s Office just requested that all non-faculty stop using ConferZoom to conduct meetings as there are a limited number of licenses. Classified staff and managers should switch to using Skype for Business. A tutorial guide can be found here.
It is recommended that those employees who are not already signed up for direct deposit to do so as soon as possible. Please fill out this form and submit to Payroll.
Student Support Services and Other Offices
Please note that Student Support Services such as Financial Aid, Counseling, Admissions & Records, Viking Vault, Veterans Services Center, and Student Health Services are still open at this time.
LBCC libraries and computer labs are also open for students to use at this time.
The Facilities team continues to disinfect and clean both campuses. Examples of the work our custodial staff completes during this time:
- High-traffic/high-touch areas such as the A Building, the libraries and computer labs are cleaned three times a day
- Kitchens are cleaned twice a week (sinks, counters, refrigerator handles, microwaves, etc.)
- Increased cleaning of stairwells and handrails daily
- Routine custodial services are still happening daily
Much of this cleaning occurs during the time when most staff are not on campus.
Social Distancing to Limit Outbreak
The decision to move most classes to temporary remote instruction was made after consultation and direction from health officials, the Chancellor’s Office and Governor Newsom. The move was made to limit the transmission of COVID-19 by eliminating the gathering of people in one location. It was made out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
For those classes that have been designated to be taught remotely, faculty are not authorized to hold these classes off-campus or on-campus after Tues., March 17.
LBCC is not closed and we continue to operate as normal as of today. Faculty and support staff are needed on campus to assist our students as we move to temporary remote learning.
There are many other things faculty and staff can do to help limit the spread of COVID-19 including washing your hands frequently, moving meetings to ConferZoom, and maintaining CDC’s social distance recommendation by at least by 6 feet.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.LBCC.edu/Coronavirus.
Thank you for your efforts and flexibility as we continue to navigate together this unprecedented situation LBCC faces.