COVID-19 Campus Safety

Dear Students

I continue to pray fervently for each of you during this extended spring break.

On March 30, Lane College will move exclusively to remote instruction with no face-to-face classes and limited face-to-face services. Since many of you will need to remain on campus to complete your courses remotely, the residence halls and cafeteria will remain open. However, there will be major changes in the residence hall and cafeteria. I list a few changes below:

  1. Residence Halls:
    1. No visitation of any sort.
    2. Each resident must practice social distancing at all times.
  2. Cafeteria
    1. All meals are to go.
    2. No seating in the cafeteria.

Please know, at present, nonessential facilities including recreational facilities are closed in response to the State of Emergency issued by the City of Jackson. Across the campus, there will be changes. While the offices remain open, please contact the office staff by phone or email to conduct your business. If you must meet in person, please remember to practice social distancing (keep 6 feet apart). Please see Campus Expectations, COVID-19 Student Affairs Protocols and Lane College Mobile Directory.

I pray that you have a great end to this unprecedented semester. Please email your questions or concerns to remote@lanecollege.edu.


Grace, mercy and peace,

Darryl K. McGee
Vice President for Student Affairs


CAMPUS EXPECTATIONS

If you are well and free of symptoms from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I expect the following of you on campus:

  1. Practice social distancing by conducting business remotely by email, telephone, Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout, etc.; and
  2. Continue to practice the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
    1. Wash your hands;
    2. Avoid touching your face;
    3. Avoid close contact with people;
    4. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow; and
    5. Clean and disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.

If you are sick or have symptoms, do not return to campus, please remain where you are, continue to isolate yourself and shelter in place. In particular,

  • If you have a FEVER (temperature above 99), do not return to campus…
  • If you have a RUNNY NOSE, do not return to campus…
  • If you have a COUGH, do not return to campus…
  • If you are SNEEZING, do not return to campus…
  • If you have a SORE THROAT, do not return to campus…
  • If you have DIFFICULTY BREATHING, do not return to campus…
  • If you are FEELING ILL, do not return to campus…
  • If you have an UPSET STOMACH or DIARRHEA, do not return to campus…
  • If you have BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID-19, do not return to campus…

COVID-19 STUDENT AFFAIRS PROTOCOLS

Health Services - 731-444-0923

  • Health Services will offer the latest CDC recommendations and treatment options as indicated.
  • If you have a fever or cough, remain isolated and contact Health Services at 731-444-0923 for evaluation.
  • Health Services’ evaluation process will consist of the following:
    • Triage (ask a series of questions) and test for Flu, Strep and UTI
      • If positive for Flu – treat
      • If positive for Strep – treat
      • If positive for UTI – treatStudent will be isolated in designated area for 14 days
    • If the above tests are negative, this will indicate “fever of unknown origin."
      • Student will be isolated in designated area for 14 day
      • Face mask(s) must be worn around others


Housing and Residence Life 731-426-7547 or 731-425-2558

  • Students who remain on campus must agree to report any COVID-19 symptoms to Health Services for diagnosis (see Health Services COVID19 protocol).
  • To maintain CDC-recommended social distancing practices, students who remain on campus are not permitted to have guests visit for any amount of time. (NO VISITATION)
  • Team Clean custodial staff is completing regular cleaning of the public areas in the residence halls.
  • Hand sanitizers, hand wipes, and/or hand spray sanitizer will be available at the front desk of each residence halls.
  • Students who fail to comply with the COVID-19 protocols may be disciplined and removed from campus housing.
  • As a reminder, Lane College will NOT be responsible for any items left in the student’s room.


Dining Services 502-432-9429

  • Campus dining is open to Lane College students, faculty, and staff.
    • Brunch (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and dinner (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) meals will only be served.
    • No reusable service ware (plates, cups, utensils) and limited self-service options to reduce the opportunity for cross-contamination.
      • Meals and food will be served in to-go containers.
      • Beverage containers and plastic ware will be provided.
      • Diners should maintain CDC recommended social distancing (keep 6 feet apart).


    Campus Safety and Security 731-697-9764

    • To assure the safety of the Lane College community, a 10 p.m. curfew has been implemented. Please remain within your residence hall during the curfew.
    • Non-emergency incident reports can be made 24 hours a day by utilizing the LiveSafe app or calling 731-697-9764.


    Counseling and Disability Services 731-426-7619 or 731-431-4298

    • Please call 731-426-7619 or 731-431-4298 to schedule an appointment to talk with a Lane College Counselor.
    • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-800-372-0693 or the State Crisis Line at 1-855-274-7471.


    Religious Services/Chaplin 731-431-7419

    • Please call 731-431-7419 to schedule an appointment to talk with a Lane College Chaplain.
    • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-800-372-0693 or the State Crisis Line at 1-855-274-7471.


    First Year Experience (FYE) 731-431-7419

    • Interview/Selection of the 2020 Dragon Academy peer advisors will be held via Zoom/FaceTime/Phone the week of March 30.
    • Lane College Dragon Academy 2020 begins June 6th (Move-In). Application will be available via the Lane College web page and official social media platforms.
    • The FYE office is available between the hours 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. for a small number of students (5 or less) who need computer access.
    • Please call Mr. McKindra at 731-431-7419 to schedule your visit to the office.


    Intramural and Recreational Services 731-425-1723

    • At present, nonessential facilities including recreational facilities are closed in response to the State of Emergency issued by the City of Jackson.
    • If and when the State of Emergency is lifted, please follow these protocols while utilizing the recreation/weight room in the Stone Amenities:
      • Recreation/Weight Room will only be open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 11 a.m.; and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
      • Only seven (7) individuals will be allowed into the weight room at one time.
      • Upon entering Stone Amenities, all individuals must sanitize their hands.
      • Please wipe down/sanitize each recreational machine BEFORE and AFTER each use.
      • Attempt to avoid using recreational machines directly beside another machine that is being used by someone else.
      • Do not partner with other persons when working out.
    • Avoid making mouth contact with the water fountain.
    • Avoid spitting in the water fountain.
    • Practice social distancing by avoiding direct contact with others.
    • If sweating, keep as dry as possible by using cloth towels, paper towels, or anything that can minimize perspiration.
      • DO NOT share towels, water bottles, or anything that can spread germs.
      • Avoid horseplay at all times.
    • Before exiting the building
      • Please wipe all sweat from your body.
      • Wash/sanitize your hands with soap and water.
      • Make sure that you are properly clothed.


    Campus Life 731-425-2559

    • No events will be scheduled.
    • Limited programming options, usually through virtual channels, will be available for students remaining on campus.
    • Student organizations can only meet via virtual meetings.
    • Student Government Association and Royal Court nominations and elections will be conducted remotely (on-line format).
    • The New Greek Members Presentation Show has been cancelled.


    HBCU Wellness 731-425-2559

    • Student Projects will be completed through video conference formats.


    Student Leadership and Engagement 731-425-2561

    • The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership continues to research creative ways to keep our students engaged while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • All face-to-face programs and activities have been cancelled.
      • To ensure that students still have the opportunity to develop as leaders, the following adjustments have been made:
        • Cheerleading Tryouts: The Lane College Cheerleading Program has postponed onsite tryouts until June 12-14, 2020. Students have the option to submit video footage. For more information about video submissions, please contact Mr. Quentin Giles at qgiles@lanecollege.edu or call/text 731.425.2561.
      • The Campus Activities Board will transition their weekly meetings to video conference meetings through Zoom.
      • Orientation Leadership (OL) Institute will use Blackboard to complete Orientation Leadership training.
      • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) will continue membership training through the NSLS members’ portal. All face-to-face programs will move to online programming.

      Lane College Book Store 731-265-1703

      • At the conclusion of the spring semester, please return your textbooks before turning in your room key to Housing.
        • Textbook Returns for Spring 2020:
          • April 20-April 24, 2020
          • 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
          • Graduating seniors must return textbooks before picking up Regalia.

      LANE COLLEGE MOBILE DIRECTORY

      First

      Last

      Mobile Number

      Position

      Department

      731-225-0711

      Campus Security

      LiveSafe

      731-697-9764

      Campus Security

      Campus Security Patrol

      Kelly

      Boyd

      731-693-1933

      Director

      Enrollment Management

      Derrick

      Burroughs

      731-571-3343

      Director

      Athletics

      Peirria

      Chapman

      731-571-2457

      Physical Plant

      Physical Plant

      Mack

      Chavis

      731-571-3147

      Director

      Physical Plant

      Greg

      Emery

      731-571-2282

      Faculty

      Lane College Service Corps

      Quentin

      Giles

      731-693-2501

      Director

      Student Involvement and Engagement

      Chico

      Haley

      731-444-5049

      Staff

      Physical Plant

      Logan

      Hampton

      731-234-3526

      President

      President

      Steaven

      Joy

      731-697-8959

      Director

      Campus Safety and Security

      Derrick

      Mays

      731-571-2490

      Director

      Recruitment

      Darryl

      McGee

      731-693-0580

      Vice President

      Student Affairs

      Freeman

      McKindra

      731-431-7419

      Director

      First Year Experience

      Earnest

      Mitchell

      731-571-2498

      Director

      Information Technology

      Alicia

      Moore

      731-444-0923

      Director

      Health Service Center

      Kimberly

      Morris

      731-431-4298

      Director

      Counseling and Disability Support Services

      Pamela

      Peters

      731-693-1436

      Professor

      Media Services

      Charlotte

      Richey

      731-499-4176

      Director

      Housing and Residence Life

      Darlette

      Samuels

      731-444-5048

      Vice President

      Institutional Advancement

      KaDarius

      Scott

      731-499-3870

      Area Coordinator

      Housing and Residence Life

      Sherrill

      Scott

      731-444-0383

      Vice President

      Administration

      Fisher

      Smith

      731-693-2500

      Director

      Campus Life