Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of the campus community is a top priority for SLCC and the school has developed safety procedures and protocols for the 2020-21 academic year. We encourage everyone to follow SLCC's protocols in order to keep our facilities and classrooms open throughout the semester.

During this time, all students and employees are required to conduct a daily symptom check before coming to campus. Anyone 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.

Additionally, as the situation around COVID-19 tends to change rapidly, SLCC is committed to remaining flexible and is ready to adjust safety measures and operations as deemed appropriate. Check this page frequently for updates. In the event of major changes, the college will communicate through email, social media and our emergency communications system. You can sign up to receive email, text or phone alerts through our college emergency system.

If you have specific questions related to the current situation, please feel free to ask by emailing COVID-19@slcc.edu.

For more information on SLCC operations during COVID-19, please see our complete College Reopening Plan.


Student COVID Testing

In support of the Utah Department of Health's mandate to increase COVID testing, SLCC is providing free testing to students who attend at least one in-person class. Beginning January 25, eligible students will be randomly selected for testing. Students will be informed of their selection via email and will be able to make an appointment by using the On-Campus Testing Appointment Tool.

Once students have completed testing, they will receive a $10 credit on their OneCard to use for a variety of on-campus services.

Eligible students are also invited to participate in on-campus testing every 14 days, even if they are not selected to so. These students will also receive a $10 credit on their OneCard for each completed test. Details on SLCC’s randomized testing program can be found on our blog.

Testing is done by appointment and only available to students 18 and older who attend at least one in-person class per weekLocations and available times change frequently, so check the On-Campus Testing Appointment Tool for the latest. Testing is not available to concurrent enrollment students at this time.

Test results are available the same day and will be emailed to the student. If you test positive, you will be directed to fill out SLCC's Self-Report Form and you will be required to self-isolate for at least 10 days. Details can be found in the Case Count, Reporting & Contact Tracing section.

Make an Appointment for On-Campus COVID Testing


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 requires all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings on campus in the following locations:

  • Inside all classrooms, labs and other learning spaces
  • In all public spaces on campus, including, but not limited to, outdoor venues, hallways, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, lounges, study areas and restrooms.
  • At all on-campus events
  • In all shared work areas and shared college vehicles
  • In all private meeting spaces, conference areas and private offices if occupied by more than two people.

Face coverings are not required in offices occupied by a single individual. 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.

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.

Face covering exemptions are only granted through SLCC’s Disability Resource Center. For more information, check our blog post for details.

For more information on face covering requirements, please see SLCC's face covering policy.

Free Face Coverings Available

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. 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

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.

Disposable Face Mask Packets for Faculty

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

Case Count, Reporting & Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Reporting & Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

SLCC works 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 class 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 10 days after last exposure. However, if you are not showing any symptoms, you may opt to get tested for the virus no earlier than 7 days after exposure. If your test is negative and you are symptom free, you may end your quarantine. Documentation of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to return to campus. If you choose not get tested, you must quarantine for the full 10 days. See the Utah Department of Health Guidelines for more details.

  • If anyone, student or employee, is potentially exposed to COVID-19 outside of SLCC, that person must self-quarantine in accordance with the aforementioned self-quarantine guidelines. 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 the COVID Response Team at SLCCCOVID-19ResponseTeam@slcc.edu or at (801) 957- 4330. A note when it comes to third party exposure: If a member of your household is placed under quarantine due to exposure, you are not required to quarantine if they remain healthy. However, you should check your symptoms daily and quarantine immediately if you begin to show any COVID-19 symptoms.

While the college has established plans for the 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


COVID-19 Vaccinations

Currently, it is not anticipated that SLCC will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations; however, information on Utah's vaccine program can be found on the Utah Department of Health's webpage. Additional information can also be found through the Salt Lake County Health Department.

More vaccination information will be coming soon, so check this page frequently for updates. Please remember that at this time, SLCC requires everyone on campus follow all school safety regulations and protocols regardless of vaccination or immunity status.


Travel, Signage & Employee Guidelines/Testing

Travel

School sponsored travel is not permitted at this time without vice presidential approval. This restriction will be reconsidered as the situation evolves.  For general information regarding travel during this unusual time, check out the  CDC's Guidelines .

Employee Guidelines/Testing

The college has developed a number of resources for employees to navigate this unusual time. Check our Guidelines for Employees section for more information.

If you're an employee who is considered high risk as determined by the CDC and are asked to return to work or if you come in regular contact with someone who is high risk, talk with your supervisor about available options. You may also contact SLCC's Leave Coordinator, 801-957-4722.

On-campus COVID-19 testing is now available for all employees, both full-time and part-time, who are on campus one day or more per week. Qualifying employees can be tested every 14 days at no cost. More information, including a link for booking a testing appointment, can be found on SLCC's blog.

Signage

If you have signage needs for your work areas, the college has a number of signs and placards. Some signage can be printed as well while other signage must be ordered through FIX IT. See details below

There are other signs posted throughout our campuses, including classroom and face covering signage, If you have an need for any of this signage, or SLCC’s social distancing signage, please order via the FIX IT form.

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


Resources for Students

SLCC has several resources 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

Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation

  • SLCC follows CDC guidelines for on-campus cleaning and disinfection.
  • All learning spaces are cleaned and sanitized daily. Classrooms that are highly utilized are cleaned twice daily.
  • Each classroom is equipped with cleaning supplies so that students and instructors may clean their areas as needed.
  • 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 provides cleaning/sanitation supplies for use in departmental reception areas. Requests or refills for these supplies can be made at FIX IT.
  • All common areas of the college and high-touch surfaces are frequently cleaned by SLCC custodial staff throughout the day. Deep cleaning and sanitation take place each night.
  • Each restroom is 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 is disinfected once per week.

Hygiene

  • 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.

Funding for Career Training & Students in Need

Are you unemployed or furloughed due to COVID 19? Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your career, or start a new career path? Let us help you. We have scholarships and funding available for a variety of training and career programs.

Short-Term Training Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the following programs:

Application for Current SLCC Students:
Short-Term Training Scholarships

Application for SAT Students:
School of Applied Technology Scholarships

Not an SLCC student?
Apply to SLCC

For more information about scholarships contact Samantha DeLaCerda in Financial Aid.

Additional Funding Through SkillUpUtah

Find financial support for career development, resources for managing your mental health and wellness, and gain the in-demand skills employers need now.

SLCC is lending their support to the SkillUpUtah initiative by offering a variety of low-cost classes to help you back to work sooner.