The health and safety of the LSC community is always the top priority. LSC is taking a proactive and prudent approach to contingency plans that will protect our community while providing the least disruption possible to our students and employees.
The Centers for Disease Control is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The LSC Department of Emergency Preparedness in coordination with the Chancellor’s Office, the LSC Police Department and the LSC Office of General Counsel is working with local, state and national authorities on a daily basis. We remind all our students, and faculty and staff members to remain aware and vigilant as this situation evolves.
We ask that if you have been exposed to anyone who has been, or might be, a presumptive positive or positive (e.g., a member of your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) individual, that you contact the following:
Household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting may have close contact with a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation. Close contacts should monitor their health; they should call their health care provider right away if they develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath)
COVID-19 is a new disease and more is being learned about it every day. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. Based upon available information to date, those most at risk include
People 65 years and older
People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of any age with the following underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well controlled
Chronic lung disease or asthma
Congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease
Neurologic conditions that weaken ability to cough
Weakened immune system
Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer (currently or in recent past)
Sickle cell anemia
Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
Cirrhosis of the liver
Lack of spleen or a spleen that doesn’t function correctly