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SLCC is excited to welcome students back to the classroom for the Fall 2020 semester, which begins August 25.

Fall semester will look a little different, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lingers. To keep our community safe, a number of safety measures and operational adjustments will be in place. Throughout the semester, all students and employees are required to conduct a daily symptom check before coming to campus. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms of illness may not come to the school. Do not return until you have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. Also, as the situation around COVID-19 tends to change rapidly, SLCC is committed to remaining flexible and will be ready to adjust safety measures and operations as deemed appropriate. Check this page frequently for updates.

Currently, SLCC has implemented the following safety protocols for Fall Semester:

Face Coverings

Face coverings provide a guard against spreading potentially infected droplets to other individuals and discourage people from touching their faces and possibly infecting themselves with unclean hands. SLCC will require all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings on campus in the following locations:

  • Inside all classrooms, labs and other learning spaces
  • At all on-campus events
  • In all public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, break rooms, study areas, restrooms and elevators
  • In all shared work areas and shared college vehicles
  • In all private meeting spaces, conference areas, private offices, outdoor venues, hallways, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, study areas and restrooms if 6-foot social distancing is not possible

Face coverings are not required in offices occupied by a single individual or in open areas protected by plexiglass screens. If two or more people are meeting or working in an office or in an open work area, face coverings should be worn by all.

In employee break rooms, face coverings are not required while eating; however, breaks should be rotated in a way that discourages gatherings.

See SLCC's Face Covering Policy for more details.

Face coverings must fit snugly against the side of the face and completely cover the nose and mouth. Disposable face coverings intended for one-time use are also acceptable, as long as the wearer follows the manufacturer's directions.

While supplies last, the college will provide one SLCC-branded, reusable cloth mask or one plastic face shield to each SLCC student and employee at no charge. These face coverings will be available starting Monday, August 17. Please be prepared to provide your name and S Number when picking up your face covering.

Should a student occasionally forget to bring a face covering, disposable masks will be available. SLCC cloth face masks, plastic face shields and disposable masks can be picked up at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • International Aerospace/Aviation Education Center – Front Desk
  • Jordan Campus – HTC Information Desk; JHS Open Computer Lab (lower level)
  • Library Square Center – Front Desk
  • Miller Campus – Student Services (MFEC 138)
  • South City Campus – Information Desk
  • Taylorsville Redwood Campus – Gunderson Building Drive Up Window (Closes at 4:30 p.m.), Student Center, Admissions Hub (STC 100D)
  • Westpointe Center – Student Services Building, Front Desk
  • West Valley Center – Front Desk

Faculty members may also have a small supply of disposable face coverings for students to use should they forget to bring one. Faculty can pick up face coverings, plus 10-packs of disposable masks, at the following locations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.:

  • International Aerospace/Aviation Education Center – Front Desk
  • Jordan Campus – HTC 103
  • Library Square – Front Desk
  • Miller Campus – MFEC 129
  • South City Campus – SCC 3-181
  • Taylorsville Redwood – TB 225-A
  • Westpointe Center – Student Services Building, Front Desk
  • West Valley Center – Front Desk

Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to pick up their face coverings by Friday, August 21.

Students who refuse to wear a face covering as outlined will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for potential violation(s) of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. If a Student prefers not to wear a face covering, they are welcome to take classes online.


Classrooms and Course Delivery

  • SLCC will teach courses in multiple formats to accommodate the various needs of its students. These formats will include on-campus classes, online classes and broadcast lectures, which are sessions offered online during specific dates and times.
  • On-campus courses will include traditional face-to-face courses, hands-on lab classes and hybrid classes, where a portion of the class time is replaced with online learning. The college will also use open learning environments, which are designed to supplement online courses and allow students to schedule on-campus time with their instructors. A breakdown of SLCC delivery methods can be found in the chart below.

  • Most traditional on-campus courses will have fewer students per class in order to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. Check our Fall 2020 class schedule for details.
  • Everyone in the classroom will be required to wear an appropriate face covering.
  • School officials are finalizing protocols that will allow students to safely participate in lab classes, including those that are part of our career and technical education and workforce programs.
  • All on-campus classes will require seating charts, and students must sit in their assigned seats for each class. Instructors will be responsible for maintaining classroom seating charts and tracking student absences. This information will be used to assist in contact tracing as necessary.
  • Classroom seating will be arranged to maintain physical distance. Lecture capture video equipment is being installed in many classrooms to facilitate physical distancing and to provide students with remote access to in-class instruction.
  • Face-to-face class sections that have low enrollment may be moved online prior to the start of the semester, and impacted students will be contacted to accommodate their needs as much as possible.
  • In the event of an individual testing positive for COVID-19 in any on-campus class, the college will follow its established protocol for contact tracing. See our Contact Tracing section for more details.
  • If scheduling changes are necessary to implement certain safety protocols, students will be notified of the changes in advance.
  • SLCC is offering more online classes during Fall Semester than typical, as physical distancing guidelines will limit the number of students permitted to register for on-campus classes. For more information on how to make your online learning experience a success, check out SLCC's Online Learning Guide.

    Learn About Online Courses


Sanitation and Hygiene

  • SLCC has been and will continue to follow CDC guidelines for on-campus cleaning and disinfection.
  • All learning spaces will be cleaned and sanitized daily. Classrooms that are highly utilized will be cleaned twice daily.
  • Each classroom will be equipped with cleaning supplies so that students and instructors may clean their areas before and after class.
  • Cleaning supplies for classrooms and personal office spaces should not be purchased with department funds or P-Cards. Please work with college purchasing to obtain all sanitizing supplies.
  • The college will provide cleaning/sanitation supplies for use in departmental reception areas. Requests or refills for these supplies should be emailed to fixit@slcc.edu.
  • All common areas of the college and high-touch surfaces will be frequently cleaned by SLCC custodial staff throughout the day. Deep cleaning and sanitation will take place each night.
  • Each restroom will be cleaned twice during the day and once during the evening hours.
  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, impacted areas will be closed off and cleaned and disinfected per CDC protocol.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available at multiple locations in all campus buildings.
  • The Public Safety dorms at the Miller Campus are single occupancy with individual restrooms. Each dorm room will be disinfected once per week.
  • All members of the SLCC community are encouraged to follow proper hygiene guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:
    • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds, especially after using shared surfaces.
    • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, hands and mouth.
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue. Throw the tissue away after use and properly wash your hands afterwards.

Events

On-campus events are currently permitted, but attendees must follow physical distancing guidelines, and all participants will be required to wear face coverings. Additionally, at all events a log of attendees must be maintained regardless of event size. The number of attendees will be limited based on capacity of the event location and the current COVID-19 situation in the larger community.

If you are planning on hosting an event, please take note of the social distancing capacities found at our most popular on-campus locations:

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Room

Capacity

AAB 135

30 people

AAB 235

27 people

BB 123

17 people

TB 104

56 people

TB 108

42 people

TB 110

42 people

STC 207

4 conference, 8 theater, 5 classroom

STC 213

4 conference, 7 theater, 5 classroom

STC 207/213 Combined

10 conference, 20 theater, 10 classroom

STC 217

4 people

STC 219

12 conference, 18 theater, 8 classroom

STC 221

6 conference, 16 theater, 6 classroom

STC 223

6 conference, 16 theater, 6 classroom

STC 221/223 Combined

12 conference, 30 theater, 12 classroom

STC 225 President’s Room

6 conference

STC Oak Room

76 banquet

STC Student Event Center

17 conference, 92 theater, 37 classroom, 66 banquet

STC Student Event Ctr. A

13 conference, 17 theater, 13 classroom, 15 banquet

STC Student Event Ctr. B

11 conference, 16 theater, 12 classroom, 13 banquet

STC Student Event Ctr. C

11 conference, 16 theater, 12 classroom, 13 banquet

STC Student Event Center Patio

16 banquet

STC Den 1 or 2

13 conference, 33 theater, 26 classroom

STC Dens 1/2 Combined

13 conference, 33 theater, 26 classroom

STC 031 Blue Room

4 conference

STC 062 Gold Room

4 conference

Amphitheater

330 theater

South City Campus

Room

Capacity

SCM Multipurpose Rooms

92 people

Jordan Campus

Room

Capacity

JHS Auditorium

75 people

Westpointe Campus

Room

Capacity

WWTE 215/217

24 people

SSB 232/234/236

44 people

West Valley Center

Room

Capacity

WVLC 105/107/109 Combined

32 people

For events with more than 50 attendees, the host will be required to conduct a verbal symptom check of all attendees, display signage reminding attendees to adhere to social distancing guidelines and appoint dedicated staff to sanitize high-touch areas. Accommodations for high-risk attendees are also required. If applicable, events should be prepared to only accept contactless payments, and food should be limited to only pre-packaged items.

Grand Theatre productions that were scheduled to take place this fall are postponed at this time, but check this page or The Grand Theatre for updates.

All SLCC athletic events have been postponed until Spring 2021. Check back regularly for updates.


Travel, Signage & Employee Information

School sponsored travel is not permitted at this time, but this restriction is being re-evaluated for the Fall 2020 semester.

As Fall semester approaches, more employees will return to their work locations on campus. The college has developed a number of resources to make this transition as smooth as possible. Check our Guidelines for Employees section for more information.

Additionally, some employees may be considered “high-risk” or may have regular contact with another high-risk individual. The college is currently developing guidance for these employees and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

If you have signage needs for your work areas, the college has a number of signs and placards that can be printed at will.

If you have need for COVID-19 signage or information in a language other than English, please check out Salt Lake County's multi-lingual resources.

Guidelines for Employees


COVID-19 Reporting and Contact Tracing

SLCC will work closely with state and local health departments to respond to any confirmed COVID-19 cases involving SLCC students/employees. The following provides details on our efforts in this area:

  • All SLCC students, faculty and staff are expected to check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms every day. If you have any flu-like symptoms, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, muscle aches and chills, sore throat, or a decreased sense of smell or taste, you should be tested for COVID-19. Utah offers many free-testing locations throughout the state. Find one that works for you at Utah’s Department of Health website.
  • SLCC uses a COVID-19 Reporting Form that allows students, faculty and staff to self-report suspected COVID symptoms, pending tests and testing results. All positive test results must be reported to SLCC via the COVID-19 Reporting Form. SLCC may also be contacted by the state/local health department in the event there is a positive case that impacts the college.
  • SLCC is employing contact tracers to assist in identifying possible COVID-19 exposure among both students and employees. Anyone exposed to the virus while in a classroom or work setting or at a school-sponsored event will be contacted by the college.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the student and all other exposed students within a 6-foot area (for 15 minutes or more) will be moved to remote learning. Impacted students should continue all class work via remote learning until they are cleared to return from self-isolation* or self-quarantine.** In most cases, a positive case does not necessarily mean the entire section will be moved to remote learning.

    *Self-isolation is for people who are already sick or who have tested positive for COVID-19. They should stay isolated from all people until they have been symptom-free (without the help of medication) for at least 24 hours and at least 10 days have passed since first becoming sick. For those who test positive for COVID-19 but never develop any symptoms, they can discontinue self-isolation 10 days after receiving their test results. More information on self-isolation procedures can be found at the Utah Department of Health.

    ** Self-quarantine is for those who are not sick and don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms but who may have been exposed to the virus. Self-quarantine should last 14 days after exposure. Anyone who needs to self-quarantine should follow the Utah Department of Health’s timelines and procedures.

  • If anyone, student or employee, is potentially exposed to COVID-19 outside of SLCC, that person must self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor their symptoms during that time. If you are a student and should this situation apply to you, please contact all your instructors to make arrangements for remote learning. If you are an employee, please contact Jill Tew in Human Resources at ext. 4722.

While the college has established plans for the upcoming semester, be aware that protocols may need to be adjusted over time to accommodate new or unforeseen situations. SLCC is committed to remaining flexible to minimize risk to its students and employees, and entire class sections could be moved online if necessary.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form


Training for Faculty, Staff & Students

Return to Campus training is available for students, faculty and staff. See details below:

Faculty

Need a link to connect to these trainings? Get that information here .

  • Monday, August 17, 9–10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18, 1–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19, 5–6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21, 10–11 a.m.

Faculty Lecture Capture Demo & Classroom Layout Open Houses

August 17-21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Taylorsville Redwood – AAB 120
  • Jordan – HTC 123
  • South City Campus – SCM 2-189

Supervisors

Tuesdays from 9–10 a.m. Check your Outlook schedule for specifics.

Students

Please view this short video for the most important things to know while on campus. Once you’ve seen the video, please review and sign the accompanying Student Acknowledgement form.

Required: Student Acknowledgement Form

For more information about navigating this unusual time at SLCC, we also encourage you to check out this short WebEx forum from our Student Affairs Team.


Other COVID-19 Resources for Students

SLCC has several resources available for students who have questions or who need additional support due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Click the button below to find out more about online classes, financial assistance, student services and more.

Student Information and Resources