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Please notify LMC if you begin having symptoms after you visit campus - complete the COVID-19 Self-Report.

Coronavirus Reporting Dashboard

Confirmed cases as of 12 p.m., Jan. 5, 2021, among students and employees who have been on campus since September 8, 2020.

Reported Jan. 5

Total Cases

Total: 0 Total: 33
Students: 0 Students: 24
Employees: 0 Employees: 9

 

You are encouraged to read this plea from community leaders and health professionals on the Berrien County website.


  • Please call (269) 927-1000 before visiting campus to ensure your needs will be met.
  • Most classes will be conducted remotely - students should check Canvas for information from their instructors.
  • Student services are available remotely during regular business hours. Find the webpages for student services from the myLMC page or call  269-927-8128.
  • The Library opens Jan. 11.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has extended the “Pause to Save Lives” Gatherings and Face Mask Order to protect families, frontline workers and small businesses from spiking COVID-19 infections through Jan. 15.

Here’s what this means for LMC employees, students and our general communities:   

Students  

All classes are being conducted remotely except Criminal Justice, Sonography, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Phlebotomy, Radiography, CNA and CPR. These classes were chosen following the state order allowing “training of law enforcement, correctional, medical, or first responder personnel, insofar as those activities cannot be conducted remotely.”
 
Students should check Canvas and their LMC email accounts for more information from their instructors.  
 
The library will open Jan. 11 with limited staffing and at 30% occupancy. Students may request a laptop by emailing advisor@lakemichigancollege.edu.   
 
Beckwith Hall residents will be offered incentives to relocate off-campus but will be allowed to remain on campus if they prefer. Red Hawks athletic teams will temporarily cease training.  
 
All student services will remain available remotely as will bookstore services and merchandise.

The Bookstore is open temporarily for book returns, see instructions on the webpage for details.

General Public  

All on-campus community events are canceled until the order is lifted, including those at the Mendel Center. The Lake Michigan Vintners tasting room will be closed until further notice. 

Kidzone childcare on the South Haven and Benton Harbor Campuses will remain open.
 
All services for prospective students including financial aid and advising are available remotely. Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is now open and classes are offered in a variety of flexible formats to keep students on track toward their goals while maximizing safety.  

Employees

All non-essential employees will work remotely until the order is lifted.
 
We know these restrictions are challenging, but they are necessary to slow the curve. Thank you for doing your part to protect our LMC family and our communities.  
 
Take care and be well,
 
Dr. Trevor A. Kubatzke
President, Lake Michigan College

 

Please call (269) 927-1000 before visiting campus to ensure your needs will be met.

Health Screen Checkpoints

Everyone coming to each campus will need to stop at the health screen checkpoint. You will need to answer a short questionnaire about your health in order to gain entry to campus. You can complete the Symptom Checker ahead of time and either keep the window up or take a screenshot to show the security staff.  

Checkpoints are staffed by Security and work study students inside Main Building Door 1, Todd Center Main Entrance Door 1, Mendel Center Door 2 (by the Hanson Theatre Lobby), and at the Hanson Technology Center Main Entrance Door 1.

Contractors and vendors are required to have an appointment prior to coming on campus, in addition to completing the health screen questionnaire.   

No one will be allowed on campus who is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or has come into contact with someone with diagnosed or suspected COVID-19 in the past 14 days.  

Your Responsibilities on Campus

  • You are required to wear masks while on campus.  
  • Please notify LMC if you begin having symptoms after you visit campus - complete the COVID-19 Self-Report.
  • Keep each other safe.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash hands frequently.
  • Use designated areas only for eating and drinking.
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, stay home.  
  • If you become sick on campus, go home immediately. Contact a staff member for instructions if you need to wait for a ride.

Safety Measures

The safety of students, employees and visitors is our top priority at Lake Michigan College. We have been working to create new safety procedures across all aspects of the College.   

  • Markings on the floor will help designate where to wait at reception areas and remind us all how to space in hallways.
  • Clear physical barriers have been set in place at high transaction areas.
  • Stairs are identified as either “up” or “down” to eliminate cross traffic.
  • Elevators, meeting rooms and classrooms have signage to show how many people are allowed in order to keep social distancing.  
  • Hand sanitizer is located in high-traffic areas and at shared equipment, such as copy machines.  
  • We are increasing outside air ventilation rates and circulation, where possible.
  • Cleaning measures are increased with special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like door hardware, railings, and work surfaces. 
  • Designated locations in each building for eating and drinking.
  • The new spacious Learning Resource Center is set up to support socially distanced computer access, including the individual computers in new small study areas with sliding glass doors.
  • All LMC employees are required to complete additional COVID-19 training on the LMC Preparedness & Response Plan.
  • We have new procedures in place to manage situations that may arise, like someone becoming sick on campus.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROCEDURES >>

 


 

COVID Relief Fund

LMC is contributing to community relief efforts by donating Personal Protective Equipment from our academic programs and by manufacturing PPE in our Fab Lab. If you would like to donate to our Covid Relief Fund, visit the Foundation's donation page

Classes

The Spring 2021 schedule features a lot of flexibility and options. LMC is offering five class types, including online, hybrid, in-person and combinations, depending on the course type and your comfort level.

Find out more about becoming a student at LMC.

Student Services

The Library opens Jan. 11. Some services including Student Technology Support and the Writing Center have extended hours — find the webpages for student services from the myLMC page.

  • Masks must be worn in all buildings and facilities on campus. Masks should also be worn in outdoor spaces where you may come into contact with others.

  • Before visiting campus, please call 269-927-1000 or see contact information below to confirm that the person you need to meet with will be available. Admissions and advising staff are available by appointment.

  • For your safety, the safety of your loved ones and LMC staff, please don’t bring others with you to campus unless  necessary. 

  • Please also see the “Coming to Campus” tab for details about checking in on campus and your responsibilities while on campus.

If you prefer to meet with us virtually or are medically unable to wear a mask, call 269-927-8128 to schedule an appointment. Services for students are also available online during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

General Questions

​College’s main phone line: (269) 927-1000

Academic Support

Use Canvas to contact your professors regarding individual coursework expectations.

Library: online learning resources including databases, e-books, research guides, citation help. The Library is open with limited capacity beginning Jan. 11.
Call: (269) 927-8605
Ask-A-Librarian contact form

Tutoring: Learning assistance including general and course-specific tutoring
Call: (269) 927-8750
Email:
rallen@lakemichigancollege.edu

Student Technology Support: Assistance with technology questions or issues
Email: studenttechnology@lakemichigancollege.edu
Call: (269) 927-6108

Writing Center: online writing consultations for course assignments and other writing pieces
Email: writingcenter@lakemichigancollege.edu
Call: (269) 927-8167
Schedule your appointment

Student Services

Admissions: Steps to become a student at LMC.
Text: (269) 927-8626
Email: admissions@lakemichigancollege.edu
Call: (269) 927-8626

Advising: Make an appointment, general advising questions, withdrawing from classes, transfer help, student educational plans.
​Text: (269) 927-8128
​Email: advisor@lakemichigancollege.edu
​Call: (269) 927-8128

Bookstore: Return your rentals, or get step-by-step instructions on how to order for your next term on the Bookstore webpage.

Email: sm537@bncollege.com
Call: (269) 927-6713

Counseling: contact Advising (above)

Financial Aid: grants, loans, scholarships, workstudy, and general financial aid questions
​Text: (269) 927-8112
Email: finaid@lakemichigancollege.edu
Call: (269) 927-8112

Registration and Records/Registrar’s Office/One Stop: registration help and questions, enrollment verifications, transcripts, transfer credit, graduation applications
Text: (269) 927-8107
Email: records@lakemichigancollege.edu
Call: (269) 927-8107

Financial Assistance

Local Resources

Spectrum Lakeland Is offering free virtual and drive-through screenings for COVID-19.  

United Way of Southwest Michigan To get help, simply dial 211 or 844-875-9211 to speak to a community resource advisor that can provide information and referrals for everyday needs in times of crisis.  

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services For emergency relief services including:

  • Cash, Food, Medical, or Home & Burial Assistance: 855-275-6424 (855-ASK-MICH) 

  • General Information: 517-241-3740 
    Hearing impaired callers may contact the Michigan Relay Center at 711 and ask for the number above. 

  • Public Health Emergencies: 517-335-9030 (For Bureau of Laboratories Public Health Emergencies ONLY) 

  • Hotlines for providing assistance services - view the full list of hotlines

 

 

Information and updates for employees will be communicated through your supervisors and published on the LMC Employee Portal.

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