Dear Campus Community,
This week, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine approved an additional 10 counties be allowed to move to the yellow phase, including Lehigh County. Consequently, LCCC will be able to open the Schnecksville campus on Monday, June 8, allowing staff to begin transitioning back to campus, with 50% of employees working onsite at one time. This is combined with continuing to work remotely. Staff at the Tamaqua site will return to work at 50% on June 15, and the Donley site on June 22.
Although we are happy to be able to return to campus and transition to a more normal college environment, please be aware that restrictions remain in place as we move from the red phase to yellow.
To address questions and guidelines, the Critical Incident Team has prepared the Health and Safety Plan that provides guiding principles for how we will reopen and operate the college. The full plan has been posted to the www.LCCC.edu/COVID19 webpage for reference.
Please follow these guidelines as we return to our offices. It is critical that each of us adheres to these guidelines to reduce the spread of infection. We are also encouraging students to continue to use virtual services and to make appointments if they need to come to campus during this first phase of reopening.
It has been a long time since we were all together on campus, and it is uncertain when the college campus will completely return to normal. We have been and will continue to make decisions regarding college operations that take into account ongoing changes in the pandemic outbreak.
Thank you again for your hard work over these past three months during these very challenging times. I look forward to seeing you on campus.
Dr. Ann D. Bieber