Message from the president

I promised you an update. I am sure you all have heard about, and likely read, the Governor’s Executive Order. We have reviewed that and feel that our decisions and operational changes are in line with the Order. As I mentioned in correspondence last week, we are officially operating remotely as of Friday evening, March 20. From this point forward (at least through April 7) only essential personnel will be on campus. Those staff have been identified and will be able to be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon. This is only for operations that are required to take care of business that cannot be done remotely — like checking mail for invoices, payroll — and then that evening to sanitize areas occupied that day. Police will be on duty, and maintenance will make sure our facilities are in order. We will work with other essential needs as they evolve. If there is an emergency need for you to return, and you have not been identified as an essential employee, please work through your supervisor and cabinet member to get approved and to notify our police chief. We want to provide a safe work environment for those who will need to be onsite.

For more specific information and assistance please go to the college webpage and click on COVID-19 College Update. There are pages for faculty and staff, and one for students. These will be updated regularly. Please check LincIn for daily news, and we ask that you continue to send that news as you have in the past. This is a way for us all to stay connected to one another. Those connections will be extremely important for maintaining our college as a community.

Get some rest, and take a deep breath. We all dive in today. There has been an amazing amount accomplished in a week. Your cooperation and your efforts are greatly appreciated. Even so, we know there will be some challenges. Please exercise compassion and patience with our students and each other as we go through a bit of a learning curve. For at least the next week there will be a lot of demands on all of us as we find a “new normal.”

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
Lincoln Land Community College