Lake-Sumter State College President Dr. Stan Sidor has announced changes to the Fall 2021 course schedule to reduce the campus population density in response to impacts from COVID-19.
“At Lake-Sumter State College, we remain committed to the health and safety of all Lakehawks,” said Dr. Sidor. “In the last two weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 exposures that placed a number of students and employees in quarantine.”
Instructors in face-to-face and hybrid courses have been asked to make modifications to their classes that best meet the need of students in that course and discipline. Changes will vary by instructor, course, and discipline, but students can expect course lectures to be offered through real-time online instruction or with half the class on campus and the other remote. Students will continue to participate in science labs, tests, and other coursework on campus.
Some disciplines, such as Nursing and Electrical Lineworker, will continue all courses on campus, but will modify their scheduling to allow for the reduced classroom density.
Students will hear from each of their instructors this week with updates specific to each of their courses.
All campus services including the Library and Learning Centers will be open with on campus hours plus virtual support options.
As part of the College’s #ProtectTheNest campaign reminding Lakehawks to take personal responsibility for your actions to protect the health and safety of everyone on campus, individuals on campus are encouraged to:
- Wear a mask when indoors or with other people
- Monitor for COVID-19 related symptoms
- Submit a COVID-19 Exposure Report if you test positive or were exposed
- Practice 6-foot physical distancing, especially when indoors
- Get a COVID-19 vaccination
In addition, Lake-Sumter State College has a contact tracing program in place that identifies COVID-19 exposures and acts quickly to communicate with and quarantine students and employees who may have been exposed. Exposed individuals will always receive an email communication from one of the College’s contact tracers.
These schedule modifications will remain in effect for at least four weeks, or until Oct. 8.