8/3/20, 5 p.m.
LBW's Child Care Program Fall 2020 Plan
7/28/20, 9:30 a.m.
LBWCC’s Fall 2020 Operations Plan with COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols
This plan has been approved by ACCS and outlines the procedures that LBWCC employees, students, and visitors will follow in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOTE: The plan will be adapted as needed based on further guidance from ACCS, ADPH, and the CDC.
7/17/20, 9:15 a.m.
ACCS ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 PLANS FOR CAMPUS REOPENINGS
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) on Friday announced its plans for reopening its campuses statewide for the Fall 2020 semester. The plans incorporate a combination of in-person, online, and hybrid instruction with a focus on the health and safety of the System’s college communities.
“Alabama’s 24 community colleges have always been known for our flexibility when it comes to meeting the needs of our more than 174,000 students,” said ACCS Chancellor, Jimmy H. Baker. “With the quick and seamless response to online education due to the coronavirus pandemic, each of our colleges has proven yet again that we’re ready and able to quickly adapt to challenges. Our colleges’ plans for the fall semester are focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, and staff and ensuring that each of our students is able to meet their individual educational goals.”
Each Alabama community college will develop its own specific operational plan. At a minimum, each plan includes the following to maintain recommended social distancing guidelines and protocols:
- All in-person, on-campus instruction and labs will be completed by Thanksgiving. Any remaining instruction will be achieved remotely. Specific exceptions will be made for aviation and healthcare courses with stringent lab requirements that cannot be completed prior to Thanksgiving.
- On-campus instruction is encouraged only for courses in which outcomes cannot be measured or achieved remotely. Examples of these classes include those with a lab component or that are clinicals, preceptorships, and apprenticeships.
- All courses are developed to utilize a combination of online, in-person, and hybrid instructional formats as necessary.
- On-campus events and activities are limited to ensure compliance with all health and safety requirements.
- All faculty, staff, and students are expected to adhere to social distancing requirements and follow stringent hygiene protocols.
On July 13, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced that the majority of fall and winter sports will be moved to the spring semester, which includes Alabama Community College Conference volleyball and basketball programs. Championship tournaments for those sports will be played in April. Spring sports, which includes baseball, golf, softball, and tennis, will proceed as normal. Cross-country will proceed with their fall regular and championship seasons. For additional details on athletics visit ACCCAthletics.com or NJCAA.org.
For additional information on systemwide plans, visit accs.edu. For specific plans at each college, connect with your local college.
7/17/20, 8 a.m.
Amendment - Summer 2020 Plan - Governor's Face Mask Mandate
7/8/20, 5:00 p.m.
LBW Community College has received notice that at this time a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined and receiving medical treatment in accordance with public health protocols. Out of an abundance of caution and in our efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have notified the instructor and all students in the students’ classes, to the extent possible.
Health and safety remain our number one priority. LBW is following medical protocols from state and national health authorities and has implemented recommended guidelines in relation to social distancing, hygiene, travel, and visits to the College. In addition, we are taking additional steps to attempt to ensure the cleanliness or all of our facilities. In the event there are other positive COVID-19 tests within our College community, we will use our best efforts to notify those we are able to determine have had contact with that individual so they may take recommended health measures.
The College is committed to keeping you updated on the local COVID-19 risk and will provide direction to our staff, students and families with additional instruction as appropriate.
6/17/20, 3:45 p.m.
Saints Hall Update
6/15/20, 4:30 p.m.
Summer Term 2020 College Operations Plan
COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols
6/11/20, 12:30 p.m.
The Business Office is not accepting payments from June 19 at 5 PM - June 23 at 8 AM due to software conversion. This will affect financial aid, admissions and bookstore processing during this time. Please visit the Bookstore for updated hours of operation for mini term II registrants.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
5/26/20, 11:05 a.m.
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) has received notice that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined and receiving medical treatment in accordance with public health protocols. Out of an abundance of caution, and in our efforts to stem the spread of the virus, we are working to notify employees and students who have come into contact with the individual. We also have taken the additional step of closing specific campus buildings while they are professionally cleaned and disinfected.
Our priority is to keep our students and employees safe and healthy. LBWCC is following medical protocols from state and national health authorities and has implemented recommended guidelines in relation to social distancing, hygiene, travel, cleaning, and visits to the College. If we become aware of any additional cases, we will make our best effort to notify affected individuals so that they may take recommended health measures. The College is committed to keeping you updated on local COVID-19 risks and will provide our staff, students, and local communities with additional instruction and information as appropriate.
5/7/20, 1:30 p.m.
All LBWCC employees and students are required to adhere to these guidelines and practices at all times while on any campus of the College.
LBWCC employees should contact Peige Josey at (334) 504-1367 if they have any questions about these guidelines. Students should contact their instructor.
5/01/20, 3:10 p.m.
To ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will offer a modified online schedule throughout the Summer 2020 Semester.
- All academic courses will be taught online. If you are currently registered for an academic course that was scheduled to be offered on-campus, that course will now be offered online. If you wish to remain enrolled in that course, you do not need to do anything. Your registration will be transferred automatically. Academic courses include those with the following prefixes: ART, BIO, BUS, CHM, COM, CIS (146 only), COM, ECO, ENG, GEO, HED, HIS, HUM, IDS, MAH, MTH, MUS, ORI, PED, PHS, PHY, PSY, SOC, SPH, and THR. Exception: BIO220: General Microbiology will have a brief on-campus lab requirement.
- Technical courses in the following programs will be taught online: Child Development, Computer Science, and Office Administration. If you are currently registered for a course that has a CHD, CIS, or OAD prefix and was scheduled to be offered on-campus, that course will now be offered online. If you wish to remain enrolled in that course, you do not need to do anything. Your registration will be transferred automatically.
- Technical courses in the following programs will be taught using a split schedule: Automotive Mechanics, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services, Industrial Electronics, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Welding. If you are currently registered for a course that has one of the following prefixes and was scheduled to be offered on campus, that course will now be offered in a hybrid format: ACR, AUM, COS, DEM, DMS, ELT, EMS, FOR, ILT, INT, NUR, SUR, and WDT. If you wish to remain enrolled in that course, you do not need to do anything. Your registration will be transferred automatically. Students will complete the theory portion of their courses online in June and come to campus on a rotational basis beginning in July to complete lab work and hands-on instructional requirements.
3/27/20, 1:05 p.m.
Per direction from the Alabama Community College System, remote instruction beginning on March 30, 2020 will continue the remainder of Spring Semester.
All Lurleen B. Wallace Community College campuses will be closed until further notice.
Continue to remain prepared for frequent updates from College officials.
The helpline for technical difficulties is still scheduled to open on March 29 from 4-6 PM.
Our goal is for every student to complete all coursework, and we are prepared to continue providing a quality education.
LBWCC will offer summer courses. Registration begins April 6. Admission applications may be completed online.
3/20/20, 12:20 p.m.
Message from Dr. Chris Cox
Per instructions from the Alabama Community College System, our traditional graduation ceremony scheduled for May 8, 2020 has been cancelled.
Students will still have the opportunity to complete coursework, with virtual instruction scheduled to begin on March 30. The helpline will be available beginning March 29.
Announcements will be made in the future regarding the recognition of students scheduled to graduate this semester.
LBWCC is committed to serving our students and will continue to provide you with a quality education.
3/15/20, 9:00 p.m.
Out of concern for our students’ and employees’ safety and well-being, and in accordance with directives from the Office of the Governor and the Alabama Community College System, LBWCC is cancelling classes for the week of March 16 through March 20. Spring break will be observed March 23 through March 27. Alternative instruction will begin on March 30. Students should not return to campus until notified to do so.
The situation is rapidly evolving and procedural changes may be necessary as additional information becomes available. Students should be prepared for frequent updates from College officials and should follow the most recent guidance provided. Comprehensive information will be posted at https://www.lbwcc.edu/about-lbwcc/updates.
Faculty have developed plans for alternative instruction, which may include virtual coursework or other modes of delivery. Instructors will provide additional guidance to students in each course. Students should check their Saints email, Canvas, and the LBWCC website regularly for updated information.
All College-related student activities and on-campus events will be cancelled through the end of April. This applies to all College locations. If it is possible to reschedule events, information about updated days and times will be provided at a later date.
The College has taken steps to minimize the risk of transmission through enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures recommended by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Saints Hall will remain open for students who cannot travel home. Residents should remain in close contact with Amanda Jernigan for further updates.
Students needing access to library or learning resources can access the “Library” page of the LBWCC website. The library has an extensive collection of online databases, as well as eBooks and Films on Demand. Click on the “Library Services” page to contact a librarian via email.
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- Saints Email: Students should check their email regularly for updates.
- Canvas: Course content will be posted on Canvas, LBWCC’s learning management system.
- Aviso: Counselors and success coaches may communicate with students through Aviso, LBWCC’s retention software.
- Directory: This page has contact information for all faculty, staff, and administrators. College employees will continue to work remotely and can be contacted via email until campuses reopen.
- MyLBWCC: Log in here to update your contact information with the College.
- Saints’ Alert: Update your contact information to ensure that you receive emergency notifications in a timely manner. The alert system is not connected to MyLBWCC, so contact information must be updated in both places.
- Distance Learning: Visit this page for online learning information and resources.
A help desk is being established for students experiencing difficulties with Canvas. At present, this line will be staffed by Mary Ann Hudson and will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., March 29 through April 2. Please call 334-804-4551 for assistance.
Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies, allowing for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training.
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Prevention Measures (based on CDC guidance)
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and others.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
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