Coronavirus: Stay Informed

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LATEST UPDATE: May 18

Dear Students,

Welcome back! Spring 2020 ‘paused’ classes resumed Monday, May 18th. A Health and Safety Report MUST be submitted by employees and students coming to campus every day, prior to their arrival.

Please select the link below for the campus you will be visiting and fill out the form BEFORE you arrive on campus.

The Daily Health and Safety Report links by campus are:

Upon arriving at campus, everyone must go through the campus Safety Checkpoint.  At the Safety Checkpoint, the safety personnel will ask for a picture ID (student ID, employee ID, driver’s license, etc.), which should be displayed through the car window.  The safety personnel will check your identification against the list of submitted Health and Safety Reports completed for that campus on that day.  Once cleared, they will issue you a colored wristband, and you will be free to complete your work on campus for the day.

Hands-on courses resuming instruction include those courses taught at the Main campus in Baytown, the McNair Center and the Lee College Education Center at South Liberty County.

Click here for a List of Courses Resuming Hands-on Instruction Week of May 18.

May 17

Dear Lee College Family,

The last two and a half months have been a whirlwind for us all.  In a matter of two weeks, we took an entire higher education institution and found a way to make it work online and remotely for almost all of our operations.  That is an amazing feat, and could only have been accomplished through your hard work and dedication to the success of our students.

As we move into Monday, we are still focused on student success.  In order to continue this work, we must ensure the safety of the entire Lee College community.  We must keep Lee College a safe place to learn and work.  To do this, we have implemented a new screening protocol for all people on Lee College’s campuses.  Please see below for complete details, but note that all employees and students on campus will be required to bring and wear a face mask or other face covering.

First and foremost, if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please do not come to campus.  Complete the COVID-19 Self Disclosure Form, and Human Resources will contact you.

The campus remains closed with limited access for essential personnel, faculty preparing course content, and faculty and students participating in resuming paused courses.  Pre-approval from Security remains in effect for anyone else who is requesting access to campus.

Effective Monday, May 18th, a Health and Safety Report must be submitted by employees and students coming to campus every day, prior to their arrival.  Upon arriving to campus, everyone must go through the campus Safety Checkpoint.  At the Safety Checkpoint, the safety personnel will ask for a picture ID (student ID, employee ID, driver’s license, etc.), which should be displayed through the car window.  The safety personnel will check your identification against the list of submitted Health and Safety Reports completed for that campus on that day.  Once cleared, they will issue you a colored wristband, and you will be free to complete your work on campus for the day.

There are a few additional details that will help with the process:

  1. If you forget to do the Health and Safety Report prior to your arrival, the safety personnel will help you complete the form on site.  Please try not to forget as this will slow down the check-in process for everyone else.
  2. Once screened on one of our campuses for the day, you do not need to complete the screening process for the other campuses on that day.
  3. Wristband colors will change daily.
  4. Facilities and Security personnel will check-in through their respective leadership (Terry Roye and Tammy Holloway).
  5. This check-in applies to faculty who are coming on campus to work even if they are not teaching a class that day.  This includes faculty who are on campus as part of the previously approved scheduled faculty workdays.

The Daily Health and Safety Report links by campus are:

The maps for the Safety Checkpoint locations are attached.

Due to the expected high volume of students returning to campus for the first time on Monday, May 18th, and Tuesday, May 19th, we ask that employees who are not involved with resuming Paused classes or Safety Monitoring to please refrain from visiting campus on these two days.

In addition, effective May 18th, employees coming to campus must follow the attached Campus Guidelines for Employees, including bringing and wearing a mask or other face covering.

SAFETY MONITORS NEEDED

As we move forward over the next four weeks, we will need your help in welcoming our students every day.  Consider signing up as a Safety Monitor for one or more shifts.  This will be paid as part of your normally scheduled shift.  Weekly emails will come from Human Resources.  We are still in need of Safety Monitors for the week of May 18, please visit the link to sign-up for slots:  https://tinyurl.com/Lee-SafetyMonitor-May18wk

The Crisis Management Team continues to monitor national, state, and local health authorities as we consider how to move Lee College forward.  The COVID-19 pandemic response is fluid and requires us to be nimble in our response.  The next four weeks will provide a litmus test for how we will approach the Summer semester’s face-to-face classes.

Thank you again for your hard work and dedication to our students.

Sincerely,
Brandon J. Combs, Ed.D.
Crisis Management Team, Incident Commander
Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Lee College