Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have put together a coronavirus working group to track the risk of this disease to our campus community who work closely with Salt Lake County Health Department and the Utah Department of Health. Our priorities include:

  • Protection of Life Safety, including first responders
  • Maintenance of Life Safety and Assessment of Damages
  • Restoration of General Campus Operations

If deemed necessary, the college will communicate procedures through email, social media and our emergency communications system. If you have not yet signed up to receive email, text and phone alerts through our college emergency system, please do so here .

Information

Students

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, SLCC courses will transition from in-person classes to online delivery. This will remain in effect through May 7, which is the official end of our spring semester.

To help aid in this transition and to continue participating in classes through the remainder of the semester, all SLCC students should check their Bruinmail and Canvas for specific class instructions and exceptions, such as labs and clinicals.

SLCC has also prepared a Learn Anywhere guide with steps and resources that will help students adjust to moving their education online.

Student Information and Resources

Faculty/Staff

The health and safety of our College community is our top priority. As SLCC monitors the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all members of the SLCC community to fill out this form if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have travelled to/from countries with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention level three travel health notice.

This information will allow the College to reduce the risk of any potential spread of COVID-19 and promote self-isolation and social distancing best practices. The College will not release personal information in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA. SLCC’s Center for Health and Counseling staff are committed to supporting the mental health needs of students.

All counseling services are being conducted over the phone. If you are in need of support, please call (801)957-4268 or visit the Center for Health and Counseling.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

Faculty

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, SLCC courses will transition from in-person classes to online delivery. This will remain in effect through May 7, which is the official end of our spring semester.

We have put together an eLearning Faculty Resource Guide. You can also expect schools, departments, and course coordinators to play a role in supporting faculty in the shift in instructional delivery. In the meantime, we strongly encourage faculty to take advantage of eLearning professional development opportunities. Both the Canvas User Credential and the Online Teacher Credential are open for registration in the Faculty Development registration system.

Staff

Over the next few days, vice presidents and their leadership teams will be working to determine which employees must be on campus to do their job, and which may be able to telecommute. We are asking all of our employees to do their work with adherence to the health measures indicated: limit contact with people to six feet apart if possible, wash your hands thoroughly, and keep desks and other surface areas clean. We hope to keep everyone as healthy as possible and do our part to stop the spread of the virus. If you are on campus during this quieter time, feel free to dress a little more casually.

In most circumstances, we are urging all employees who can, to telecommute. We have created a telecommuting toolkit which can be accessed at Working Through Covid-19. There is also a Telecommuting and Remote Work Technology Guide available with explanations and resources.

We also know that many of you are caring for children who are at home from school given the public school closures, or who are concerned about your options should you or a loved one acquire the disease. The Guidelines for Staff Telecommuting & Emergency Pay should help alleviate some of those concerns, outline your options, and help you and your supervisor make the best decision possible. Please review them and reach out to your supervisor or Human Resources if you have questions.

 


Events

Events

Starting immediately through May 8, events taking place at all SLCC events campuses are cancelled. This includes events taking place at The Grand Theatre. 

Commencement

Commencement is a rich and meaningful occasion for SLCC graduates, their families, and our faculty and staff to celebrate our students’ remarkable achievements. However, due to the community impact of COVID-19 and the guidance provided by the CDC, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the SLCC Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 8 at the Maverik Center.

We are very hopeful that we can just postpone the event and celebrate later in early summer but will be evaluating a number of options as more information becomes available. Please continue to check the Commencement webpage for more details as they are finalized.


Travel

SLCC Travel Restrictions and Guidelines

College sponsored travel for employees and students is suspended.

CDC and State Department Travel Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued travel guidelines to discourage the domestic spread of COVID-19, as well as a risk assessment tool that is searchable by country name. The U.S. Department of State also issues travel advisories for countries impacted and identified by COVID-19. If you are planning any personal travel, we encourage you to follow the recommendations as outlined by the State Department and CDC.


Campus and Childcare Center Closures

Building accessibility status as of March 26 is listed below. Hours are subject to change at any time, but the most current information will always be available on this page. Please note that any closed building can be accessed by SLCC faculty and staff with a prox-key. If you require a prox-key or card access, fill out a key request form. Forms need to be completed entirely before keys or card access is issued. All requests require the employee’s signature and the signature of their Director, Division Chair, Dean or above. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance, and the requesting party must pick up the keys in person. Key office hours and locations can be found here.

Jordan Campus

Jordan High Tech Center (HTC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Jordan Health Sciences (JHS)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Miller Campus

Automotive Training Center (MATC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but faculty will be available to schedule tool and vehicle pickup. Contact (801) 957-5400.

Corporate Partnership Center (MCPC)
Building is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Culinary Institute (CART)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Miller Free Enterprise Center (MFEC)
Building is temporarily closed to the general public and is only available by appointment. Contact (801) 957-5400.

Karen Miller Conference Center (KGMC)
Building is available by appointment only Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (801) 957-5400.

Professional Development Center (MPDC)
Building is temporarily closed to the general public and is only available by appointment. Call (801) 957-5400.

Public Safety Education and Training Center (PSET)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but employees with prox-keys will be available to provide visitors and students with access as needed.

Meadowbrook Campus

Building A
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Building B
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Building C
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

South City Campus

South City Main (SCM)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Facilities Annex (SFAX)
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Staff will have access to the facility after hours as needed.

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Academic and Administration Building (AAB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Applied Technology Building (ATC)
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Business Building (BB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Construction Trades Building (CT)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Lifetime Activities Center (LAC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Eccles Childcare Lab
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Markosian Library (LIB)
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Science and Industry Building (SI)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Student Center (STC)
Monday–Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rampton Technology Building (TB)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Access after 6 p.m. only available at the north door.)
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Westpointe Campus

Westpointe Student Services Building (SSB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center (WWTE)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Other Facilities and Locations

Airport Center (AP)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but faculty will be available to provide student access by request.

Herriman Annex (HCAX)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Library Square (LSC)
SLCC labs and classrooms are temporarily closed until further notice.

Community Writing Center
Facility is temporarily closed until further notice.

West Valley Center (WVLC)
Facility is temporarily closed until further notice.

SLCC operates two childcare centers, located at our South City and Taylorsville Redwood campuses. These facilities will be closed from March 25 to May 8.

We are available to help with any questions by phone and email.


Protecting Yourself

  • Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands with anyone who appears sick.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so in your elbow or in a tissue, and be sure to throw away all used tissues and thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay home if you are a sick or feel like you are becoming sick. Do not return to work or school until you are well.
  • Reconsider travel to any country with a CDC level 3 or State Department level 4 advisory based on the novel coronavirus. Those recommendations change frequently and can be monitored through the State Department and CDC website.

FAQ

If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, it’s best to call your doctor or urgent care center instead of going in person. That way they can set up a safe space for when you arrive. If your doctor believes you need to be tested, there is no pre-authorization required and testing will be covered under your usual health plan benefits.

If you’re not experiencing flu-like symptoms, the best thing you can do is to keep practicing healthy habits like regular hand washing, covering your mouth when sneezing and coughing, etc. People who are feeling healthy do not need to get tested for COVID-19. If you do not have health insurance, you can get assistance through the Utah State Department of Health by calling 1-800-456-7707.

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

If you have respiratory symptoms like those listed above, limit your exposure to others and call your doctor or urgent care. If you need help finding a doctor or urgent care center, call the number on the back of your Regence member ID card.

There is no vaccine currently available.

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19. However, many of the symptoms can be treated. Treatment of those symptoms would depend on the patient.

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity. For COVID-19, no one person is more likely to be infected than anyone else.

  • It’s important to follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • If you are feeling well and have no symptoms, the CDC does not recommend wearing a facemask to protect against respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings

Announcements

March 26, 2020
 
Dear SLCC Colleagues, 
 
In order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s become necessary to adjust the availability of our facilities. Some buildings have limited hours, some are temporarily closed, and some are only available to the public or to students by appointment.

Building accessibility status as of March 26 is listed below. Hours are subject to change at any time, but the most current information will always be available at SLCC’s COVID-19 webpage. Please note that any closed building can be accessed by SLCC faculty and staff with a prox-key. If you require a prox-key or card access, fill out a key request form. Forms need to be completed entirely before keys or card access is issued. All requests require the employee’s signature and the signature of their Director, Division Chair, Dean or above. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance, and the requesting party must pick up the keys in person. Key office hours and locations can be found here.

Jordan Campus

Jordan High Tech Center (HTC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Jordan Health Sciences (JHS)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Miller Campus

Automotive Training Center (MATC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but faculty will be available to schedule tool and vehicle pickup. Contact (801) 957-5400.

Corporate Partnership Center (MCPC)
Building is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Culinary Institute (CART)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Miller Free Enterprise Center (MFEC)
Building is temporarily closed to the general public and is only available by appointment. Contact (801) 957-5400.

Karen Miller Conference Center (KGMC)
Building is available by appointment only Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (801) 957-5400.

Professional Development Center (MPDC)
Building is temporarily closed to the general public and is only available by appointment. Call (801) 957-5400.

Public Safety Education and Training Center (PSET)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but employees with prox-keys will be available to provide visitors and students with access as needed.

Meadowbrook Campus

Building A
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Building B
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Building C
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

South City Campus

South City Main (SCM)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Facilities Annex (SFAX)
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Staff will have access to the facility after hours as needed.

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Academic and Administration Building (AAB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Applied Technology Building (ATC)
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Business Building (BB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Construction Trades Building (CT)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Lifetime Activities Center (LAC)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Eccles Childcare Lab
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Markosian Library (LIB)
Monday–Thursday: 5:50 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:50 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Science and Industry Building (SI)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Student Center (STC)
Monday–Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rampton Technology Building (TB)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Access after 6 p.m. only available at the north door.)
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Westpointe Campus

Westpointe Student Services Building (SSB)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center (WWTE)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Other Facilities and Locations

Airport Center (AP)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice, but faculty will be available to provide student access by request.

Herriman Annex (HCAX)
Building is temporarily closed until further notice.

Library Square (LSC)
SLCC labs and classrooms are temporarily closed until further notice.

Community Writing Center
Facility is temporarily closed until further notice.

West Valley Center (WVLC)
Facility is temporarily closed until further notice.

Colleagues,

In accordance with authority granted to me by the Policy Development policy, I have put into place an Emergency Policy to allow for the development of new policies and flexibility to amend current policies as warranted. We began making adjustments to policies beginning March 16th, to accommodate the COVID-19 outbreak and the Board of Trustees Executive Committee approved the policy on March 25, 2020. The full board will review the policy and take action at the April 8, 2020 meeting.

Given the quick moving conditions connected to COVID-19, we have to make allowances to adhere to government and health officials’ directives and to help our employees and students be as safe as possible. This Emergency Policy will be in effect until further notice and is now posted and viewable on the SLCC Policies and Procedures webpage.

Thanks for your continued support in meeting the challenges of this situation.

Deneece

Deneece G. Huftalin, PhD
President
Salt Lake Community College
Go Bruins!

Dear SLCC faculty and staff,

What a week this has been! Many thanks to all of you for your patience and hard work during this challenging time. It’s been truly remarkable how much we’ve been through, and your commitment and perseverance are truly appreciated.

As you know, the COVID-19 crisis is a rapidly changing situation. As an institution, we sometimes need to respond quickly to protect the health and well-being of our SLCC community. Due to new guidance provided by federal and local health authorities, we have recently made the decision to temporarily close the following locations:

  • Herriman Annex
  • West Valley Center
  • Community Writing Center

In addition, we have closed all on-campus fitness centers, and our SLCC childcare facilities, which are located on our Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses, will be closed starting March 25 through May 8.

Students will have computer access at our South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan open computer labs, and libraries at the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses will remain open to provide resources for students.

As we review student and employee space needs, we may also be limiting the hours that buildings are open on various sites.

Just as a reminder, during this volatile time changes to campus operations occur frequently, so we strongly recommend you check the COVID-19 information on this page for updates.

Thank you again for your patience and for the support you provide to our students. If we keep working together and caring for one another, we’ll make it through this stronger than ever!

SLCC Colleagues:

Without a doubt, one of my favorite days of the year is Commencement. It is a rich and meaningful occasion for SLCC graduates, their families and our faculty and staff to celebrate our students’ remarkable achievements. However, due to the community impact of COVID-19 and the guidance provided by the CDC, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the SLCC Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 8 at the Maverik Center.

We are very hopeful that we can just postpone the event and celebrate later in early summer but will be evaluating a number of options as more information becomes available. Please check the Commencement webpage for more details as they are finalized.

We understand this is a disappointing development, but must put the safety of our students, their families and our employees as our first priority. As we wind down this academic year, please know that your efforts, your achievements and your resilience are being celebrated by us all!

With gratitude for your understanding,

Deneece
Deneece G. Huftalin, PhD
President
Salt Lake Community College

Colleagues:

I know many of you are worried about COVID-19, your families, your work setting and other related unknowns. Every day we get new information from the CDC and our government leaders to help us make informed decisions, create viable options, and continue to do the amazing work we do educating students. The SLCCSafe webpage will be updated regularly to give you the latest information on work expectations, events, travel guidelines, etc., and I encourage all of you to check it each morning to make sure you are up to date on this dynamic event.

This specific message is designed to share some new guidelines related to you…the valued and committed people of SLCC. They are based on the health and safety measures being taken in response to COVID-19, and are designed to assist supervisors in determining staffing levels for full and part-time staff employees. We hope these guidelines will aid them in determining which employees should be on campus, who can effectively telecommute, and how best to accommodate very different workplace expectations going forward. And they are designed to help assure all of you who may be affected by the virus that your situations will be accommodated as much as possible.

In times like these, the best place to anchor our decision making comes from our values. As a college community, we crafted our values based on how we wanted to do our work together and this ever-changing and unprecedented health situation gives us the perfect opportunity to call upon them. We’ve tried to craft these guidelines based on the trust we have for each other to act with integrity. They also rely on our collaboration and innovation to find solutions equal to the challenge. They are designed inclusively to accommodate the needs of individual people in their specific circumstances as much as possible. They will guide our community through this challenging situation and we will undoubtedly learn along the way. Please do your best to adhere to these values as you implement these guidelines.

First, over the next few days, vice presidents and their leadership teams will be working to determine which employees must be on campus to do their job, and which may be able to telecommute. There are some of us who need to be on campus to accomplish tasks and there are some who may be able to accomplish their workload from home. In both cases, we are asking all of our employees to do their work with adherence to the health measures indicated: limit contact with people to six feet apart if possible, wash your hands thoroughly, and keep desks and other surface areas clean. We hope to keep everyone as healthy as possible and do our part to stop the spread of the virus. If you are on campus during this quieter time, feel free to dress a little more casually.

In most circumstances, we are urging all employees who can, to telecommute. We have created a telecommuting toolkit which can be accessed at Working Through Covid-19; we hosted a telecommuting workshop today, Monday, March 16, at 2:00 pm and will again tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, from 10-11 am.

We also know that many of you are caring for children who are at home from school given the public school closures, or who are concerned about your options should you or a loved one acquire the disease. The Guidelines for Staff Telecommuting & Emergency Pay should help alleviate some of those concerns, outline your options, and help you and your supervisor make the best decision possible. Please review them and reach out to your supervisor or Human Resources if you have questions.

The health and safety of our College community, their families, and our wider community are our top priorities. We hope this guidance will help you make the best decisions to support the College community and our students in the best ways possible. This is undoubtedly an uncertain and potentially scary time for all of us. Our goal is to help alleviate some of those concerns and work through this difficult time with compassion. As a College community, let’s trust each other, act with integrity, practice collaboration, and strive for innovation together. Remember the Respectus quote I started this year off with:

“The principle thing in this world, is to keep one’s soul aloft.” Gustave Flaubert

These are the times we need to help each other keep our souls aloft…keep it in mind over the next few weeks. 

Thank you for all you do!

Deneece
Deneece G. Huftalin, PhD
President

All classes to resume online on Wednesday, March 25

The Utah System of Higher Education announced yesterday that all colleges and universities are being asked to move instruction online. Online or modified on-campus instruction will resume Wednesday, March 25, in order to give faculty and eLearning staff an additional two days to prepare.

No classes will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and 24.

Online coursework for students will begin on Wednesday, March 25, for the remainder of spring semester. Please check your Bruinmail email, Canvas and the SLCCSafe site for important updates throughout Spring Break.

Telecommuting Workshop on Monday, March 16

The Governor’s Office has requested employees work from home, when possible, as we all work to minimize the spread of the coronavirus in our community. In an effort to assist SLCC supervisors and employees, a Telecommuting Workshop with a Q&A information session will be held Monday, March 16, from 2–3 pm, and Tuesday, March 17, from 10–11 am on the Taylorsville Redwood campus, in 225D-A Technology Building. Both sessions will also be available through WebEx. Details for connecting through WebEx will be sent in a separate Staff Development email. No registration is required. While these sessions are geared toward supervisors, all employees are welcome.

The workshop will accompany the People and Workplace Culture work-from-home toolkit that will be released on Monday, March 16, to address questions regarding the support and setup for a work-from-home arrangement for employees. The toolkit is designed to help supervisors understand resources and options.

All classes to resume online on Wednesday, March 25

The Utah System of Higher Education announced yesterday that all colleges and universities are being asked to move instruction online. Online or modified on-campus instruction will resume Wednesday, March 25, in order to give faculty and eLearning staff an additional two days to prepare. No classes will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and 24. Online coursework for students will begin on Wednesday, March 25, for the remainder of spring semester. Please check your SLCC email, Canvas and the SLCCSafe site for important updates throughout Spring Break.

The Utah System of Higher Education announced yesterday that all colleges and universities are being asked to move instruction online. Online or modified on-campus instruction will resume Wednesday March 25th in order to give faculty and eLearning an additional two days to prepare.

Departments and schools are coordinating with eLearning to assist faculty in moving online. By next week, a more formal plan will be in place for remote education, modified on-campus instruction, and support services like testing and tutoring.

In the meantime, watch for messaging from your Dean and Associate Dean for more specific instructions relating to your courses. Finally, you may want to take advantage of this time to look at supporting materials and training put together by eLearning.

Thank you for your patience and good will during this challenging time.

For Events scheduled for Friday, March 13th – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

We are appreciative of our SLCC community’s understanding of the abundance of caution being taken by the Governor’s office in limiting attendance at large events in state facilities in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

All events in SLCC facilities with 100 or more participants between Friday March 13th and Tuesday, March 31st have been postponed or cancelled.

As we actively monitor new information from the CDC, Utah Department of Health and the Governor’s office, SLCC will make decisions about events scheduled after March 31st, including commencement. Please check this page for information that will be continuously updated.

For questions regarding events, event refunds, rebooking and/or rescheduling, please contact your college contact. Re-booking fees will be waived.

South City Campus

The Grand Theatre

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird production will run as scheduled in The Grand Theatre (March 26th – April 11th). Performances on March 26th - 31st will be limited to an audience of 100 or fewer.

Cancelled Events

  • March 13-23 SLSD Art Show
  • March 14 Expanding your Horizons
  • March 14 Utah Music Teacher String Federation
  • March 24 SHSS Poetry Reading
  • March 24-April 4 Musical Theater — Putnam County

Taylorsville Redwood Campus including Athletics and Lifetime Activities Center

Cancelled Events

  • March 12 Baseball USU-E @ SLCC
  • March 13 Baseball USU-E @ SLCC
  • March 13 Softball SLCC @ USU-E
  • March 14 Baseball USU-E @ SLCC
  • March 14 Softball SLCC @ USU-E
  • March 13 TRIO High School Conference
  • March 14 3P Cheer Event
  • March 16-17 UASFAA Conference
  • March 16- 21 Women’s Basketball National Championships, Lubbock, Texas
  • (Postponed until April 20)
  • March 16-21 Men’s Basketball National Championship, Hutchinson, KS
  • (Postponed until April 20)
  • March 18 Utah History Day
  • March 19 Staff Association Pantry Event
  • March 21 Salt Lake City Stars Game
  • March 23 Yoga & Meditation Event (SLCCSA)
  • March 25 UWHEN President’s Luncheon
  • March 25 Pinterest Event (SLCCSA)
  • March 26-27 Skills USA
  • March 27-28 Exercise Science Fair
  • March 28 Salt Lake City Stars Game
  • March 31 Salt Lake City Stars Playoff Game
  • March 31 LAN Event (SLCCSA)
  • April 3 Regional Symposium on Inclusivity and Equity in Higher Education (rescheduled for September 25th)
  • April 3 Salt Lake City Stars Playoff Game
  • April 4 PUA Dance

Miller Campus and Conferencing Center

  • March 13 Oquirrh Adventures, Girl Scouts of Utah
  • March 13 Rocky Mountain Power, Wildfire Workshop
  • March 14 Spanish Business Leaders Graduation (Postponed)
  • March 16 Utah Sign Associations
  • March 16 IBONet Networking Meeting
  • March 18 ACI Intermountain Chapter Meeting
  • March 19 Penna Powers, Presenter Evolution
  • March 20 SOS Survey Workshop, Staker & Parson
  • March 21 IBONet Monthly Meeting
  • March 23 IBONet Networking Meeting
  • March 26 Penna Powers, Presenter Evolution
  • March 30 IBONet Networking Meeting
  • March 30 Cyber Tech Summit
  • April 1 USRC Respiratory Conference
  • April 2 Penna Powers, Presenter Evolution

Jordan Campus

  • March 13 New Student Orientation (postponed)

Earlier today, Governor Herbert announced state-wide precautions designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus within Utah. SLCC fully supports his decision and is making the necessary adjustments.

First, thanks to all of you for staying calm and contributing to solutions. Please stay up-to-date by following the SLCCSafe website. The most important thing to remember is that currently the threat in Utah is largely contained, and the college’s aim during this time is to strike a balance between proactive containment and continuing to educate our students.

The primary change we are making to college operations is to transition classes to a fully online environment for the remainder of the semester. This will limit large gatherings of students in our buildings where the virus could spread. Provost Sanders is leading a team to formulate a transition plan and details will be distributed during Spring Break via email, prior to the March 23 transition date.

Although all classes will be online, the college will remain open, and we want to ensure our students have access to all services. Many may need to come to campus to access computers or to use our advising, testing, tutoring, childcare, and other services. This will require that all staff and faculty maintain a regular schedule as much as possible. That said, we anticipate that the student traffic will significantly diminish over the next couple of weeks. I’d ask you to use this time effectively to plan strategic work, catch up on assignments, and otherwise improve our college operations. This may give some of you an opportunity to take a breath and plan some exciting work that you’ve always wanted to do.

The Governor’s Office has asked SLCC to accommodate employees working from home, when possible. Given the variety of work across departments, we do not have institutional directives on this and working from home may not work for all jobs. Working from home is a departmental and supervisor decision. To help our supervisors, the People and Workplace Culture office is actively working on a tool kit that can help in organizing and structuring a working-from-home process that will be available soon on the PWC website. Supervisors should begin considering how working-from-home strategies could be implemented for their departments.

If you are concerned about coming to work or feel you may be particularly at risk, please work with your supervisor to determine the best accommodation while continuing to maintain your job responsibilities. If you have health concerns or illness, please stay home while using your sick leave, and contact your health provider. If you are part-time or don’t have sick leave our HR team is working on a solution to help out if you are feeling sick. Please stay tuned.

Finally, following the governor’s request, we are officially canceling or postponing college events of more than 100 people from March 13 – 31, 2020. Information on cancellations or postponements will be posted on SLCCSafe. I recognize how disappointing this can be for staff and faculty who have planned these events. Please work with your supervisor or appropriate cabinet member for necessary arrangements related to event changes. We will continue to assess and share information on an ongoing basis on all events that are scheduled after March 31, including Commencement.

My thanks to Dr. Chuck Lepper and Shane Crabtree for their continued leadership with our COVID-19 Task Force. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep you updated. Have a safe and healthy spring break.

Deneece

Deneece G. Huftalin, PhD
President
Salt Lake Community College
Go Bruins!

Dear SLCC Community,

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, Salt Lake Community College, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake County Health Department, has been monitoring this evolving situation. The health, safety and well-being of our college community has, and always will be, the top priority for SLCC leadership.

With COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing in the western United States, SLCC believes it must do its part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in an effort to protect our students, faculty and staff, as well as others in the larger community. As a result and at the direction of the Utah Governor’s Office, SLCC will implement the following:

Online Class Delivery

Beginning Monday, March 23, SLCC courses will transition from in-person classes to online delivery. This will remain in effect through May 7, which is the official end of our spring semester.

To help aid in this transition and to continue participating in classes through the remainder of the semester, all SLCC students should check their Bruinmail and Canvas for specific class instructions and exceptions, such as labs and clinicals.

Information for faculty will be sent directly to faculty from the Provost’s office on Friday, March 13.

Changes for Large Events

Starting immediately through March 31, attendance at all large SLCC events or other events that take place on our campuses will be limited. In some cases, large events may be postponed or even cancelled during this time. This includes events taking place at The Grand Theatre.

For athletic competitions, attendance will be limited with priority given to participating student athletes, coaches, administration, staff, trainers and medical providers.

College leadership will be continually assessing the situation and will provide more information on the status of future large events no later than April 1.

Restrictions on college-sponsored out of state travel for students

All college-sponsored trips taking place outside of Utah have been suspended; however, exceptions may be made by appropriate departmental vice presidents (i.e. athletics, student club trips to areas with low reported incidents of coronavirus, etc.) on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, check the travel information on this page.

All Campuses Will Remain Open

At this time, we anticipate all SLCC facilities will be open throughout the end of the semester. Employees can consult this page if they have questions regarding leave and work options, or if they are at elevated risk for the virus.

Childcare Centers Will Remain Open

SLCC operates two childcare centers, located at our South City and Taylorsville Redwood campuses. As these facilities provide care to the children of staff, faculty and students, they will remain open at this time.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time, and as this situation evolves, we will continue to provide updates to our campus community. To our students, thank you for your flexibility as we make changes to your classes and academic schedules. To our staff and faculty, we are grateful for your tireless work to implement these new procedures and for your commitment to our students. As all of us support one another, we are certain to get through this challenging time.

Dear SLCC Faculty,

Yesterday, the SLCC community received a message from the College on the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Provost Office wants to provide additional information to faculty on how Academic Affairs is approaching the situation.

Faculty are the main point of contact for students, and they will likely come to their instructors with questions about the SLCC response. Please direct students to this page where Coronavirus related questions are answered. We trust SLCC faculty to exercise good judgement in working with students. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • We ask you to be sensitive in allowing students to stay home if ill. Consider messaging students through Canvas, reassuring them that accommodations will be made if students need to miss class due to illness.
  • We encourage a flexible approach when it comes to absences and allowing students to make-up work.
  • If you feel sick, stay home and work with your department to arrange a class cancellation or if you need assistance in finding a substitute instructor.
  • Familiarize yourself with the SLCC Grades and Grading Policies, paying particular attention to the policy on assigning an incomplete.

In the event that we ask faculty to modify their instructional approach, we have put together an eLearning Faculty Resource Guide. You can also expect schools, departments, and course coordinators to play a role in supporting faculty in a potential shift in instructional delivery. In the meantime, we strongly encourage faculty to take advantage of eLearning professional development opportunities. Both the Canvas User Credential and the Online Teacher Credential are open for registration in the Faculty Development registration system.

Dr. Clifton Sanders, Provost for Academic Affairs

CDC and State Department Travel Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued travel guidelines to discourage the domestic spread of COVID-19, as well as a risk assessment tool that is searchable by country name. The U.S. Department of State also issues travel advisories for countries impacted and identified by COVID-19. If you are planning any personal travel, we encourage you to follow the recommendations as outlined by the State Department and CDC.

SLCC Travel Restrictions and Guidelines

For the safety of our college community, SLCC has established the following restrictions and guidelines related to school-sponsored travel:

  1. International Travel: All college-sponsored, international travel to CDC Level-3 countries (currently China, Italy, South Korea and Iran) will be suspended until further notice. SLCC will re-evaluate any and all sponsored travel and provide updates by April 1, 2020.
  2. Student Domestic Travel: All college-sponsored, domestic, out-of-state trips will be suspended until March 31. Currently, there are no guidelines from the CDC regarding domestic travel, and all updates will be provided as they are received. Exceptions may be made by appropriate departmental vice presidents (i.e. athletics, student club trips to areas with low reported incidents of coronavirus, etc.) on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Employee Domestic Travel: There are currently no restrictions on employee domestic travel; however, employees who are uncomfortable with sponsored travel may recuse themselves. The SLCC HR Department will provide updates related to this matter to employees and supervisors.

We trust our faculty, staff and students to make the best decision about their health and well-being. We are committed to sharing up-to-date information related to COVID-19. The virus does not discriminate among the human family and can only be eliminated through unity in following official guidelines from federal and state health officials, while showing kindness and compassion to all people, no matter their race or country of origin. Sharing accurate information from reliable sources is the best approach community members can take to stop the spread of misinformation and rumors.

Dear SLCC Early Childhood Development Center and Daycare Community,

At Salt Lake Community College, we are committed to keeping you informed on the global Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and related developments that might impact members of our SLCC family and college operations. The well-being of our children, students, staff and faculty remains a top priority, and as the situation continues to evolve, we pledge to keep you updated on what we are doing to ensure the safety of our community.

The school’s COVID-19 response task force, which is led by our public safety department and student affairs division, continues to work with the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake County Health Department to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Utah, but the risk to the public remains low .

On Friday, March 6, Governor Herbert declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak. The declaration is part of Utah’s preparedness plan and will allow the state and local communities to access funding and resources to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

With the spring season approaching, we realize many people may have upcoming travel plans. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued travel guidelines to discourage the spread of COVID-19, as well as a risk assessment tool that is searchable by country name. The U.S. Department of State also issues travel advisories for countries impacted by COVID-19. For any personal travel, we encourage you to follow the recommendations outlined by the State Department and CDC.

Regardless of your travel plans, we encourage using common-sense practices to reduce the spread of illness, including:

  • Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer (60 percent alcohol content or higher) if handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands with anyone who appears sick.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so inside your elbow or in a tissue. Be sure to throw away all used tissues and thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
  • Please have you or your child home if you or your child are sick or feel like you are becoming sick. Do not return to school until you are well .

SLCC’s COVID-19 response taskforce will continue to monitor the situation daily and, along with the school’s executive cabinet, will determine if and when any protective measures are deemed necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our college community. Information on these measures, if undertaken, will be distributed through email, social media and our emergency communications system. We strongly encourage everyone at SLCC to opt in to our emergency email, text and phone alerts.

SLCC is committed to your safety, and we will keep you apprised as the situation evolves. This page will have the most up-to-date information from the college.

We trust our faculty, staff and students to make the best decision about their health and well-being. We are committed to sharing up-to-date information related to COVID-19. The virus does not discriminate among the human family and can only be eliminated through unity in following official guidelines from federal and state health officials, while showing kindness and compassion to all people, no matter their race or country of origin. Sharing accurate information from reliable sources is the best approach community members can take to stop the spread of misinformation and rumors.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, please contact the Utah Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 1-800-456-7707. If you believe you have been exposed or have symptoms associated with COVID-19, please call your primary care physician or local medical care facility for instructions

At Salt Lake Community College, we are committed to keeping you informed on the global coronavirus outbreak and related developments that might impact members of our SLCC family and college operations. The well-being of our students, staff and faculty remains a top priority, and as the situation continues to evolve, we pledge to keep you updated on what we are doing to ensure the safety of our community.

The school’s coronavirus response task force, which is led by our public safety department and student affairs division, continues to work with the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake County Health Department to monitor the coronavirus outbreak. To date, two cases of coronavirus has been confirmed in Utah, but the risk to the public remains low.

On Friday, March 6, Governor Herbert declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak. The declaration is part of Utah’s preparedness plan and will allow the state and local communities to access funding and resources to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

With spring break taking place the week of March 16, we realize many students and faculty may have upcoming travel plans. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued travel guidelines to discourage the spread of coronavirus, as well as a risk assessment tool that is searchable by country name. The U.S. Department of State also issues travel advisories for countries impacted by the coronavirus. For any personal travel, we encourage you to follow the recommendations outlined by the State Department and CDC.

Regardless of your travel plans, we encourage using common-sense practices to reduce the spread of illness, including:

  • Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer (60 percent alcohol content or higher) if handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands with anyone who appears sick.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so inside your elbow or in a tissue. Be sure to throw away all used tissues and thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay home if you are sick or feel like you are becoming sick. Do not return to work or school until you are well .

SLCC’s COVID-19 response taskforce will continue to monitor the situation daily and, along with the school’s executive cabinet, will determine if and when any protective measures are deemed necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our college community. Information on these measures, if undertaken, will be distributed through email, social media and our emergency communications system. We strongly encourage everyone at SLCC to opt in to our emergency email, text and phone alerts .

SLCC is committed to your safety, and we will keep you apprised as the situation evolves.

We trust our faculty, staff and students to make the best decision about their health and well-being. We are committed to sharing up-to-date information related to COVID-19. The virus does not discriminate among the human family and can only be eliminated through unity in following official guidelines from federal and state health officials, while showing kindness and compassion to all people, no matter their race or country of origin. Sharing accurate information from reliable sources is the best approach community members can take to stop the spread of misinformation and rumors.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, please contact the Utah Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 1-800-456-7707. If you believe you have been exposed or have symptoms associated with COVID-19, please call your primary care physician or local medical care facility for instructions.

Chuck Lepper
Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Shane Crabtree
Executive Director
Public Safety

TO: All Employees
FROM: Debra L. Glenn, Controller
DATE: March 3, 2020
RE: Conference and Travel Cancellations

Dear Colleagues,

With the recent headlines regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are seeing some initial conference cancellations and travel implications.

Below is some guidance for those that have been impacted by a conference cancellation:

  • Most conferences will refund your conference registration, but make sure to cancel your hotel accommodations.
  • If you purchased refundable air tickets through State Travel or directly with an airline, please contact State Travel or the airline for a refund.
  • For nonrefundable air fares purchased through State Travel, departments can pay the change fee, typically about $200, and use the fare for a future flight for that employee. However, it might be wise to delay travel for a period of time, particularly in states that have issued emergency announcements like Florida and Washington. Please note that the fare must be used within one year.
  • For employees that have used personal funds to purchase a nonrefundable air ticket and have not yet been reimbursed, please submit a Travel Settlement Form. The College will reimburse the expense.
  • For students that have used personal funds to pay for expenses related to travel or study abroad, please submit an expense reimbursement. The College will reimburse the expenses that are nonrefundable.
  • For departments that have to absorb the nonrefundable fares within existing budgets, please work with the Controller’s Office or the Budget Office to determine if additional budget is needed to continue the work you and your department are doing.

Please make sure to notify the college’s Travel Office when a conference is canceled, and please do not hesitate to contact the Travel Office (Ext. 4613) or the Controller’s Office (Ext. 4204) for any questions you may have about college travel.

SLCC continues to carefully monitor COVID-19 updates from the Utah State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dear Colleagues,

At SLCC, the safety, health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are top priorities. With the recent headlines regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we recognize you may have questions on what we are doing to keep our community safe, and what our response may be if the situation begins to impact members of our SLCC family or college operations.

As part of our established emergency procedures, SLCC has a plan in place for handling infectious diseases that have potential to affect everyday life. These plans include procedures for facility management, hosting campus events, class schedule adjustments and more. We have also created a coronavirus working group that includes members of college leadership, the SLCC Department of Public Safety, the Center for Health and Counseling, and the school’s Environmental Health and Safety department. This group is working closely with the Utah Department of Health to monitor the spread of the virus and any impact it may have on our region. If deemed necessary, the college may choose to implement protective measures, and if any of these actions are undertaken, the college will communicate this through email, social media and our emergency communications system. If you have not yet signed up to receive email, text and phone alerts through our college emergency system, please do so here .

While it’s important to note no coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Utah and that cases in the United States have been few, the Utah Department of Health recommends everyone follow common-sense precautions to protect yourself from illness. These include:

  • Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands with anyone who appears sick.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so in your elbow or in a tissue, and be sure to throw away all used tissues and thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay home if you are sick or feel like you are becoming sick. Do not return to work or school until you are well.

Again, SLCC is committed to the safety of those in our college community, and we will keep you apprised as the current situation evolves. More information is available at the following links:

Deneece