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After months of remote learning and reduced on-site services, 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. 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 anticipates implementing the following safety protocols:

Face Coverings

In light of Governor Gary Herbert's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in all state facilities, effective June 26, 2020 SLCC will require all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings on campus in the following locations:

  • In all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, break rooms, study areas, restrooms and elevators
  • In all shared work areas and shared vehicles
  • In all private meeting spaces, conference areas, private offices and outdoor venues if 6-foot social distancing is not possible

Cloth face coverings provide a guard against spreading potentially infected droplets to other individuals and discourage people from touching their faces and potentially infecting themselves with unclean hands. Face coverings used at the college must adhere to the following:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face
  • Completely cover the nose and mouth
  • Secured properly with ties or ear loops
  • Include at least two layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction

Disposable face coverings intended for one-time use are also acceptable, as long as the wearer follows the manufacturer's directions.

If you are in need of an appropriate face covering, the State of Utah is offering up to six free masks per household through its Mask for Every Utahn program.

  • Face coverings will be available at several campus locations for those who need one. Faculty members may also have a small supply of disposable face coverings for students to use.
  • 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.
  • Students who prefer not to wear a face covering are invited to take classes online.
  • 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.

SLCC supports the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy.

Classrooms and Course Delivery

  • SLCC will offer courses in multiple formats to accommodate the various needs of its students. These formats will include on-campus classes, online classes and broadcast lectures.
  • On-campus courses will include traditional on-campus 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.
  • Most traditional on-campus courses will have fewer students per class in order to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. The use of face coverings will be required by everyone in the classroom.
  • School officials are developing 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. Face coverings are expected to be worn by both students and instructors.
  • SLCC will offer more online classes 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.
  • The college will offer students the opportunity to participate in broadcast lectures, which will be provided online at specific dates and times.
  • SLCC may provide individual academic departments with the option to switch their courses to online delivery after Thanksgiving break, if needed.
  • In the event of an individual testing positive for COVID-19 in any on-campus class, the college will shift the class to a remote delivery model for a minimum of 14 days.
  • If scheduling changes are necessary to implement certain safety protocols, students will be notified of the changes in advance.
  • SLCC will prioritize certain courses for on-campus delivery, including career, technical and workforce, ESL, developmental and 1000-level classes.

Learn About Online Courses

Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Classrooms will be reconfigured to accommodate as many students as possible while maintaining proper physical distancing. These changes will impact the number of students allowed to register for each class. SLCC's final class schedule for Fall semester will be available on July 6.
  • All learning spaces will be cleaned and sanitized 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 for these supplies should be emailed to fixit@slcc.edu.
  • All common areas of the college, restrooms and high-touch surfaces will be frequently cleaned by SLCC custodial staff throughout the day. Deep cleaning and sanitation will take place each night.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be available at multiple locations in all campus buildings.
  • 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.
    • DO NOT attend school or work if you are feeling ill. Check yourself daily for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, runny nose, body aches and excessive fatigue. DO NOT return to work or school until you have been symptom free for at least three days.

Events

Come fall, we anticipate that on-campus events will be 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.

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 payment, and food should be limited to only pre-packaged items.

For events taking place at the Grand Theatre, SLCC will follow physical distancing guidelines set by the state for cultural events, and theatre capacity will be significantly decreased during performances. No concessions will be sold, and the lobby to the theatre will be closed. The use of face coverings by all patrons is strongly encouraged.

For more information on safety protocols and procedures in place at the Grand Theatre, take some time to view the video below.

Travel

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

COVID-19 Reporting and Contact Tracing

SLCC will work closely with state and local health departments to be responsive to any confirmed COVID-19 cases involving SLCC students/employees. All students and employees who have tested positive for the virus, should fill out SLCC's COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. In the event of a positive test, the report will enable the college to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by informing those who may have been exposed to the virus to quarantine and to effectively sanitize impacted spaces on campus.

 COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

Employee Information and Signage

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.

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

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.

Student Information and Resources