COVID-19 Update: LBCC Response Task Force
Dear Campus Community,
Although there are NO connections to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at either campus, Long Beach City College would like to share the latest info and updates on COVID-19.
Your best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 includes: staying at home when you are sick; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Visit our Coronavirus Resources page for additional tips, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) infographic available in English and Spanish.
COVID-19 Response Task Force
LBCC assembled a COVID-19 Response Team that has been working on LBCC’s response to COVID-19. This task force includes subgroups focused on issues such as instruction, business continuity, and student support. Action items that have been completed or are in the works:
- Extra cleaning crews have been brought in to perform a weekly deep clean of areas, objects, or surfaces that members of the campus community frequently touch.
- Cleaning crews have also increased the frequency of disinfecting high-touch areas on a daily basis, such as doorknobs and push bars, light switches, elevator call buttons, restrooms, and handrails.
- LBCC has increased service to ensure that all restrooms are continuously stocked with soap and paper goods.
- LBCC has confirmed a sufficient supply of hand soap, cleansers, and paper goods through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) and also ordered additional cleaning supplies to have on-hand
- The Task Force continues to work through a plan if the need arises for LBCC to teach classes online. Additional information will be sent to students, faculty and staff as needed and posted online.
For District Staff
- LBCC has modified departments’ open purchase orders with Office Depot to allow the purchase of items such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, facial tissues, and disposable nitrile gloves, dependent upon Office Depot’s capacity to fulfill orders.
- LBCC recommends that staff use fragrance-free, alcohol-based cleaners to sanitize personal workspaces and exercise extreme caution if using or storing bleach-based products.
Communication with Health Officials
LBCC is in contact with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the City of Long Beach’s Health and Human Services Department. Any major decision LBCC would take would be under the direction of one of these entities.
LBCC will continue to monitor and update you on this evolving health issue.