What do I do if I have symptoms?

Communication to all Faculty and Staff on March 16, 2020 
Terry Wright, Director of Human Resources

Our efforts are and will continue to be focused on the health, safety, and well-being of all members of the LC community.  You can create a plan of action for your household and family members by reviewing the CDC's guidance provided HERE.

In the workplace, we want to remind all employees to put their safety first and follow the expert guidance provided by the CDC:  CDC Coronavirus Prevention Protocol.   

  • If you are home and begin to feel sick, Do NOT report to work.  
    • contact your primary care provider for guidance on getting checked/tested = BEFORE you go to the office
    • if you do not have a primary care provider, contact your local health department or local urgent care = BEFORE you go to the facility
    • follow the normal practice of contacting your supervisor
    • virtually visit the CDC's guidance page  HERE.  
  • If you are at work and start to feel sick:
    • please notify your supervisor
    • go home
    • contact your primary healthcare provider for guidance on getting checked/tested = BEFORE you go to the office
    • if you do not have a primary care provider, contact your local health department or local urgent care = BEFORE you go to the facility
  • What to do if someone in your home gets sick:
    • contact their primary healthcare provider for guidance on getting checked/tested = BEFORE you go to the office
    • if they do not have a primary care provider, contact your local health department or local urgent care = BEFORE you go to the facility
    • virtually visit the CDC's guidance page  HERE.
    • notify your supervisor
    • if coronavirus is confirmed for a family member, Do NOT report to work

For employees and dependents on the LC medical plan, last week, Cigna eliminated patient out-of-pocket costs for doctor-recommended COVID-19 diagnostic testing. This week, CIGNA is enhancing our coverage again to combat the spread of this virus.  Effective immediately, Cigna will waive customers’ out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing-related visits with in-network providers, whether at a doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, emergency room or via telehealth, through May 31, 2020.  At myCigna.com, you can talk with a doctor or nurse, 24/7, without having to leave home.  You may access the CIGNA Coronavirus Resource Center HERE.

If you experience a healthcare concern that is not related to COVID-19 and you prefer not to visit a medical office, you might consider a CIGNA Telehealth virtual visit.  See more details about this program HERE.   There are a number of routine/non-emergency needs that can be met virtually.

Vector Solutions, a training partner to the College, has provided a Coronavirus video to help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.   Access the video HERE.  This short 9-minute video features critical information about the coronavirus, including:

  • How coronavirus spreads
  • How to recognize symptoms
  • How to prevent and treat the virus
  • What to do if you become sick with the virus
 
We strongly encourage you to share this video with your family and friends so that we can collectively take proactive steps to stay healthy and prevent illness in the workplace and at home. Please exercise safe practices and social distancing for yourself and others.