Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID Vaccine Requirement

As announced September 10, 2021, SLCC is requiring all students be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to register for Spring Semester 2022. Per Utah law, exemptions may be granted for medical, religious and personal reasons. Check our FAQ for details.

Make an Appointment for On-Campus COVID Testing

The health and safety of the campus community is a top priority for SLCC and the school has developed safety procedures and protocols for the Fall Semester.

During this time, 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. In the event of major changes, the college will communicate through email, social media and our emergency communications system. You can sign up to receive email, text or phone alerts through our college emergency system.

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

Student COVID Testing

SLCC is providing free testing to students who attend at least one on-campus class per week. Testing is done by appointment and only available to students 18 and older. Locations and available times change frequently, so check the On-Campus Testing Appointment Tool for the latest. Testing is not available to concurrent enrollment students at this time.

In order to participate in on-campus testing, you must be asymptomatic. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek out testing through the Utah Department of Health.

Make an Appointment for On-Campus COVID Testing

Employee Testing

Free on-campus testing is available to all employees who are on campus one day or more per week. You must be asymptomatic in order to participate in on-campus testing. For testing appointments, please check On-Campus Testing Appointment 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:

  • 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.
  • SLCC uses a COVID-19 Reporting Form that allows students, faculty and staff to self-report suspected COVID symptoms, pending tests and testing results. All positive test results must be reported to SLCC via the COVID-19 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.
  • 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.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the student and all other exposed students within a 6-foot area (for 15 minutes or more) will be moved to remote learning. Impacted students should continue all class work via remote learning until they are cleared to return from self-isolation* or self-quarantine.** In most cases, a positive case does not necessarily mean the entire class section will be moved to remote learning.

    * Self-isolation is for people who are already sick or who have tested positive for COVID-19. They should stay isolated from all people until they have been symptom-free (without the help of medication) for at least 24 hours and at least 10 days have passed since first becoming sick. For those who test positive for COVID-19 but never develop any symptoms, they can discontinue self-isolation 10 days after receiving their test results. More information on self-isolation procedures can be found at the Utah Department of Health.

    ** Self-quarantine is for those who are not sick and don't have any COVID-19 symptoms but who may have been exposed to the virus. Self-quarantine should last 10 days after last exposure. However, if you are not showing any symptoms, you may opt to get tested for the virus no earlier than 7 days after exposure. If your test is negative and you are symptom free, you may end your quarantine. Documentation of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to return to campus. If you choose not get tested, you must quarantine for the full 10 days. See the Utah Department of Health Guidelines for more details.

  • If anyone, student or employee, is potentially exposed to COVID-19 outside of SLCC, that person must self-quarantine in accordance with the aforementioned self-quarantine guidelines. If you are a student and should this situation apply to you, please contact all your instructors to make arrangements for remote learning. If you are an employee, please contact the COVID Response Team at SLCCCOVID-19ResponseTeam@slcc.edu or at (801) 957- 4330. 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.
  • 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 COVID-19 vaccination page for additional details.

While the college has established plans for the semester, be aware that protocols may need to be adjusted over time to accommodate new or unforeseen situations. SLCC is committed to remaining flexible to minimize risk to its students and employees, and entire class sections could be moved online if necessary.

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.

The use of face coverings by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is strongly recommended while on campus. Please see the CDC's website for the latest guidelines on face coverings.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID Vaccine Requirement

As announced September 10, 2021, SLCC is requiring all students be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to register for Spring Semester 2022. Per Utah law, exemptions may be granted for medical, religious and personal reasons. Check our FAQ for details.

COVID-19 vaccinations help reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent serious disease. For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, check out the Utah Department of Health's vaccine webpage.

Check out what SLCC’s Biology Department faculty and CHC clinicians have to say about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. 

 


Employee Guidelines

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 symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to the virus, you must fill out SLCC’s COVID-19 Self-Report Form. You are also encouraged to get tested for the virus right away.

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.

Signage

If you have signage needs for your work areas, the college has a number of signs and placards. Some signage can be printed, while other signage must be ordered through FIX IT. See details below

There are other signs posted throughout our campuses, including classroom and face covering signage. If you have an need for any of this signage, or SLCC’s social distancing signage, please order via the FIX IT form.

If you have need for COVID-19 signage or information in a language other than English, please check out Salt Lake County's multi-lingual resources.

Guidelines for Employees


Resources for Students

SLCC has several resources for students who have questions or who need additional support due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Click the button below to find out more about financial assistance, student services and more.

Student Information and Resources

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 guidelines/requirements that are in effect at the travel destination.

During the course of travel, anyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 must immediately complete SLCC's SLCC’s COVID-19 Self-Report Form and work with the college's COVID Response Team to develop a plan to manage the safety of the entire group.


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

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.

Students in Crisis Funding

SLCC Students in Crisis funds are intended to support SLCC students who find themselves in a financial emergency that is affecting their ability to be a successful student. Students in Crisis Fund amounts will vary depending on the type of request but will not exceed $750. 

Examples of financial emergency may include: 

  • Inability to pay for the current semester’s tuition & fees 
  • Rent assistance 
  • Homelessness or fear of losing shelter 
  • Transportation issues 
  • Lack of childcare 
  • Food scarcity 
  • Medical and mental healthcare 
  • Loss of income 
  • Other emergency situations 

Completing the Student in Crisis Fund application does not guarantee funds, as they are contingent upon the generous donations of SLCC community members and partners. Applications are reviewed, and funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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!