Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of the campus community is a top priority for SLCC and the school has developed a number of safety procedures and protocols for the Fall 2020 semester. 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 will be ready to adjust safety measures and operations as deemed appropriate. Check this page frequently for updates. If 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.


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
  • 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.

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

See SLCC 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.

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

Events & Building Hours

Event Information

On-campus events are currently permitted, but attendees must follow physical distancing guidelines, and all participants are required to wear face coverings. Additionally, at all events a log of attendees must be maintained regardless of event size. The number of attendees is 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 for 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

30 people

TB 110

30 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 is 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, event organizers should be prepared to only accept contactless payments, and food should be limited to only pre-packaged items.

Grand Theatre

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.

Athletics

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

Building Hours

For current building hours, check out our general information contact page.


Travel, Signage & Employee Guidelines

Travel

School sponsored travel is not permitted at this time without vice presidential approval. This restriction will be reconsidered as the situation evolves.

Employee Guidelines

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.

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 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

Reporting, Contact Tracing & Case Count

COVID-19 Reporting & Contact Tracing

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 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

All Employees

View Recorded Training

Faculty

View Recorded Training

Supervisors

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

Students

Please review this short video for the most important things to know while on campus. Once you've watched 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.


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.

Hygeine

  • 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? 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

Not an SLCC student?
Apply to SLCC

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

Students in Crisis Funding

SLCC students in crisis funds are intended to support SLCC students who find themselves in a financial emergency that is affecting their ability to be a successful student. Students in crisis fund amounts will vary depending on the type of request but will not exceed $750. 

Examples of financial emergency may include: 

  • Inability to pay for the current semester’s tuition & fees 
  • Rent assistance 
  • Homelessness or fear of losing shelter 
  • Transportation issues 
  • Lack of childcare 
  • Food scarcity 
  • Medical and mental healthcare 
  • Loss of income 
  • Other emergency situations 

Completing the Student in Crisis Fund application does not guarantee funds, as they are contingent upon the generous donations of SLCC community members and partners. Applications are reviewed, and funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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.

All In Utah

If you are a Utah resident who is unemployed, furloughed or looking for an opportunity to enhance your career or start a new one due to the effects of COVID-19, funding through the CARES act is now available to cover short-term training courses and certificate programs designed to put you on the path to success.