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Infectious Disease Reporting

Overview

Lone Star College is committed to maintain the health and safety of the College community. It is important that all students, faculty, staff, and community members work together to reduce the spread of infectious diseases by engaging in prevention, intervention and collaborative partnerships. No single entity can improve the health of all across our communities. By working together to adhere to the College’s health and safety protocols, we will create safe learning and working environments that support the well-being and growth of our students and employees.

Requirements

Reporting if you have received a diagnosis helps control and prevent the spread of communicable diseases, and protect the health of LSC students, employees, and the community. The College works to do its part through our infectious disease reporting process, which includes submitting reports to local public health officials to help them identify, track, and mitigate suspected notifiable conditions throughout the state. The Texas Department of State Health Services maintains a list of infectious diseases that are considered notifiable conditions for reporting. You can access the current Texas DSHS Notifiable Conditions list which includes details on reporting requirements for Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Lone Star College is required to report student and employee cases of the notifiable conditions to the Texas Department of State Health Services in a timely manner. If a student or employee is simply exposed to COVID-19, no report is currently necessary. The College is not tracking COVID-19 exposures - only positive tests or positive diagnoses.

Reporting involves notifying those responsible for tracking your education and employment status, such as a Dean, an instructor, or a direct supervisor, and reporting to the designated office responsible for LSC’s infectious disease reporting. Privately report illness to LSC-ReportVirus@lonestar.edu or 832.246.0019.

We must maintain privacy and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Lone Star College’s reporting process emphasizes doing all we can to protect your medical privacy.

Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Get Vaccinated and wear a mask.

Lone Star College cannot require wearing masks or vaccines under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38. Lone Star College nevertheless strongly encourages you to do both.

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