Coronavirus: Stay Informed

Daily Health and Safety Report

A daily Health and Safety Report must be completed any time any person visits any Lee College campus.


LATEST UPDATE: July 14

Dear Lee College Faculty and Staff,

This morning, we learned that a member of the Lee College staff who has been working on campus tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home in compliance with the Center for Disease Control guidelines.

This individual was last on campus on Monday, July 13, and those in direct contact have been notified. The individual did not have close contact with any students, faculty, or staff. All Lee College buildings in use are sanitized daily to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. Because of the circumstances, the risk to the broader Lee College community is considered low.

Since this is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among those working on campus, I wanted to inform you personally. As additional cases are reported, the Lee College COVID-19 website will be updated. I will continue to communicate with you about significant developments as we work together through this challenging time.

As a reminder, most people with the COVID-19 develop mild to moderate illness without the need for medical care. Those with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of developing a severe illness. The most important things we can do to limit the spread of the virus are to:

  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for a least 20 seconds. If water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Immediately throw the tissue in the garbage.

The college’s Crisis Management Team continues to monitor and respond to the outbreak in coordination with state and local health departments. This is not a time to panic. It is, however, a time to be serious and engaged regarding the steps we must take as a community to care for ourselves and each other. Please be attentive to Lee College communications regarding the pandemic and additional steps we will take to address this ongoing crisis. For more information about COVID-19, visit www.lee.edu/coronavirus. You can also send your questions to coronavirus@lee.edu.

The health and well-being of our community remain our top priority.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation,

Dr. Lynda Villanueva
President, Lee College

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