As of Monday, November 15, Lakes Region Community College returned to Green Operational Status. All classes have returned to their original meeting schedules and formats, and the campus is open to the public. We will continue to monitor the transmission of Covid-19 in our community and on the LRCC campus, and will make decisions when necessary to respond to changing circumstances.
LRCC uses information from the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the level of community transmission to make decisions about its COVID-19 protocols and whether to hold classes on campus, or move to an alternate model.
LRCC is currently requiring masks on campus at all times, except when alone in private offices.
Classes are currently being held on campus as scheduled. Should LRCC need to alter the class schedule in any way, all students, faculty and staff will be notified in the following manner:
- An email will be sent to all LRCC email accounts with instructions about the schedule and how the campus community will be affected.
- A text alert will be sent to all members of the campus community signed up for LRCC ALERTS with an update of the change in status and where to find more information.
- LRCC’s website will be updated with further instructions.
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LRCC Frequently Asked Questions
What is the mask policy at LRCC?
Mask-wearing is one of a variety of safety protocols LRCC uses to prevent the spread of coronavirus among our community. A campus mask requirement will be implemented when levels of community transmission are substantial (or high) for a sustained period of time (approximately 14 days). Mask requirements may also be used in settings in which social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet may not be possible.
What is the current mask policy at LRCC?
As of September 1, 2021, masks must be worn at all times while indoors, expect when alone in private offices.
Are there any exceptions to the mask policy?
No. Students with questions about the policy can contact Laura LeMien, Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs for students (firstname.lastname@example.org; (603) 366-5221. Guests and employees with questions can contact Karen Schaffner, HR Coordinator (email@example.com; (603) 366-5230.
Are visitors to campus required to complete a screening checklist or take their temperature prior to arrival on campus?
We are not currently requiring pre-screening for those coming on campus; however, to help keep our community safe, we ask that anyone experiencing symptoms stay home. These symptoms include:
- Fever higher than 100.4° Fahrenheit within the past 24 hours;
- Respiratory symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath;
- New muscle aches, chills and severe fatigue;
- New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea;
- Changes to taste and smell.
All campus visitors will be required to comply with the required safety protocols at the time of their visit.
What is the masking policy in the cafeteria or other areas where food is consumed?
Masks may be removed while actively eating. Individuals seated in the cafeteria or any other dining area should maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others.
Will masks be available for those who do not have a mask?
Yes. Masks are available at the entrances to buildings.
What should I do if I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
Any student who has been exposed to COVID-19 should immediately contact Laura LeMien, Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 366-5221. Guests and employees should immediately contact Karen Schaffner, HR Coordinator at email@example.com or (603) 366-5230.
What if I test positive for COVID-19?
Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 should immediately contact Laura LeMien, Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 366-5221. Guests and employees should immediately contact Karen Schaffner, HR Coordinator at email@example.com or (603) 366-5230.
Will there be COVID-19 testing available on campus?
Residential students will be required to participate in random testing during the semester. There are no plans at this time for testing of commuter students.
Are COVID-19 vaccines required for those on campus?
LRCC strongly encourages employees and students to be vaccinated, as a way to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. However, the State of New Hampshire does not permit public schools to mandate vaccinations.