COVID-19 Update: LBCC Classes
Dr. Mike Muñoz, VP of Student Services
Dear LBCC Students,
I’m sure you have many questions regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how this may directly impact you and your classes. Please see below for some important information.
Is LBCC closing?
As of today, March 10, there are NO connections to COVID-19 at either campus.
That said, LBCC is taking steps in response to this evolving health crisis, including the formation of the LBCC COVID-19 Response Team. This Response Team has brought in extra cleaning crews to perform a deep clean of areas that people on campus touch frequently, and working on our plan to move classes online if the need arises.
We are in contact with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and local health departments. Any major decision LBCC would take would be under the direction of one of these entities.
If we move classes online, this would mean that both campuses would be closed for a period of time. LBCC instructors would be teaching classes through Canvas or using Zoom Conference.
But right now, it is business as usual at LBCC.
What Should Students Do Now?
COVID-19, similar to the flu, can be prevented by frequent, thorough hand washing, staying at home when sick and coughing into the crook of your elbow. Here is a helpful “Stop the Spread of Germs” infograph in English and Spanish.
I highly recommend that you prepare now for the possibility of online classes for a period of time.
In the event that we move classes online, as some four-year universities are doing, here are some quick resources that you should be looking at now to be ready.
- Quest for Online Student Success
- LBCC Technology step-by-step guides
- Online Learning & Canvas LMS Support
Additional information on student support services and accommodations available for students with disabilities or limited access to technology will be provided to students via email in the event of a campus closure.
What about Traveling During Spring Break?
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people avoid all nonessential travel to counties that are most affected to COVID-19. Check the CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel webpage for up-to-date recommendations.
Please visit LBCC’s website for tips on keeping healthy and other Coronavirus information.
LBCC continues to monitor this situation and thank you in advance for your patience.
Dr. Mike Muñoz
Vice President, Student Services