Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of the campus community are top priorities for SLCC and the school has developed safety procedures and protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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 is ready to adjust safety measures and operations as deemed appropriate. Check this page frequently for updates.

If you have specific questions related to the current situation, please feel free to ask by emailing COVID-19@slcc.edu.


Testing, Case Count & Reporting

COVID-19 Testing

Except in certain circumstances, SLCC is no longer offering COVID-19 testing for students or employees. If you require testing, please check out the Utah Department of Health's webpage for details.

SLCC has Home Test Kits that can be picked up on all campuses at: Student Support Desks, Faculty Support Centers, The Professional Development Center, and The Center for Health and Counseling sites.

Note: As of April, 2022 the U.S. Food & Drug administration has extended the shelf-life of the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test being handed out at SLCC to nine months.

Everyone is required to continue reporting positive COVID-19 test results to the college's self-reporting tool.

Case Count & Reporting

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you have been fully vaccinated and then exposed to COVID-19, you are not required to quarantine. Refer to the Utah Department of Health's protocols for additional details.
  • SLCC uses a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form that allows students, faculty and staff to self-report positive COVID test results. All positive test results must be reported to SLCC via the COVID-19 Self-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.
  • If anyone, student or employee, is exposed to COVID-19, that person must quarantine or mask in accordance with CDC and Utah Department of Health guidelines. If you are a student and should a quarantine situation apply to you, please contact all your instructors to make arrangements for remote learning. If you are an employee and should a quarantine situation apply, be sure to contact your supervisor to coordinate logistics. A note when it comes to third-party exposure: If a member of your household is placed under quarantine due to exposure, you are not required to quarantine if they remain healthy. However, you should check your symptoms daily and quarantine immediately if you begin to show any COVID-19 symptoms.

Vaccinated

Unvaccinated (or not boosted per vaccine guidelines)

Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, or decreased sense of smell or taste.)

  • Stay home
  • Self-quarantine
  • Get tested
  • Return to work only if test is negative
  • Stay home
  • Self-quarantine
  • Get tested
  • Return to work only if test is negative

Direct Exposure to COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you know you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 or SLCC contact tracers have notified you that you have been directly exposed:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home.

If you know you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 or SLCC contact tracers have notified you that you have been directly exposed:

  • Self-quarantine for 5 days.
  • If symptom-free, test and mask for an additional 5 days.

Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation)

  • Report your positive test result through SLCC's COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form.
  • Self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days.
  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are symptom and fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
  • You must mask for an additional 5 days.
  • If you got very sick from COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system isolate for at least 10 days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.
  • Report your positive test result through SLCC's COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form.
  • Self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days.
  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are symptom and fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
  • You must mask for an additional 5 days.
  • If you got very sick from COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system isolate for at least 10 days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form


Face Coverings & Vaccinations

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. While face coverings are not required at SLCC, the college has adopted a “mask friendly” approach and encourages everyone to evaluate their individual situation and act accordingly

COVID-19 Vaccinations

SLCC is no longer requiring students be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations in order to register for the Summer or Fall 2022 semesters. However,vaccinations help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent serious disease. As such, the college strongly recommends all students, faculty and staff maintain an up-to-date vaccination status. For more information, check out the Utah Department of Health's webpage.

A second COVID-19 booster has been approved for the following demographics:

  • If you are 50 years of age or older and got your first booster at least four months ago
  • If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, 12 years of age or older and got your first booster at least four months ago
  • If you received two doses of the J&J/Janssen vaccine at least four months ago

Have additional questions about COVID-19 vaccinations? Find out what SLCC's Biology Department faculty and CHC clinicians have to say.

 


Employee Information

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.

COVID Pay

Emergency Pay Points:

  • PT Employees qualify if they are unable to change schedules to meet their usually scheduled monthly hours (125 max).
  • FT employees must use sick pay hours up first (not vacation hours) if too sick or unable to work remotely.
  • Any hours that are not covered by sick pay or remote work will qualify for Emergency Pay.

Long Covid:

  • Long COVID as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557.
  • A person with long COVID has a disability if the person's condition or any of its symptoms is a "physical or mental"impairment that "substantially limits"one or more major life activities.
  • Contact Carol.Odeleye@slcc.edu for more information.

Guidelines for Employees


Travel Information

Student Travel

All school-sponsored travel must be approved by the supervisor of the director of the department sponsoring the travel. Students must adhere to all SLCC travel guidelines and all CDC and local directives that are in effect at the travel destination.

During and after travel, if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus, you must fill out SLCC’s COVID-19 Self-Report Form. We also encourage you to get tested for the virus right away.

Employee Travel

Travel for college employees is permitted as long as certain requirements are met:

  • Any school-sponsored travel plans, along with risks and related expenses, must be discussed with and approved by the supervisor of the director of the department sponsoring the travel.
  • Traveling employees must review and follow all CDC and local guidelines/requirements that are in effect at their travel destination.
  • During and after travel, if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus, you must fill out SLCCs COVID-19 Self-Report Form. We also encourage you to get tested for the virus right away.

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.

Hygiene

  • 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 due to COVID 19? 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.

Emergency Student Aid/HEERF Grant

Salt Lake Community College has received emergency student aid via the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act. This aid is available to eligible students to pay for education-related expenses incurred due to COVID-19.

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 is now available to cover short-term training courses and certificate programs designed to put you on the path to success.

Utah Works/Launch Your Career

Looking to launch your career, or start a new career path in Advanced Manufacturing? Let us help you. Funding available to cover short term training and programs in Advanced Manufacturing.

For more information contact Alaynia Winter at alaynia.winter@slcc.edu and get started today!

 

Contact the COVID-19 Response Team with any questions