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  • As students are making the decision whether to live on campus, Southeast Community College wants to assure students and parents that the College is taking necessary precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible while living in SCC residence halls. The College recognizes that living on campus is necessary for many students to enroll in college classes, and student/staff safety is of the highest importance. SCC will adhere to all Directive Health Measures in place at the time for our respective Public Health Districts, and SCC reserves the right to set additional restrictions as needed to mitigate the risk of spread on campus. The College is asking students to take an active role to ensure their own safety and that of their fellow students by adhering to limitations, protocols and procedures put in place by the College.

    What cleaning protocols are in place?
    High touch-points in the common spaces of residence halls, including door handles and hand rails, furniture, computers, etc. will be sanitized frequently by SCC staff. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in common areas, and sanitizing wipes/products will be provided for your use in common areas such as the laundry facilities, game rooms and kitchen spaces for you to clean after each use.

    Are masks required?
    If you are vaccinated for COVID-19, you will not need to wear a mask in SCC buildings, including residence halls. Those who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask in SCC buildings, including the common spaces of residence halls. Masks are not required in personal apartments, suites, or bedrooms for any student.

    What supplies should I bring?
    You are encouraged to bring a shower tote to take with you to and from shower facilities. Personal toiletry items should remain in individual shower totes, and things such as toothpaste and toothbrushes should not be placed on bathroom sink counters. Shower shoes are highly recommended. Each student should have their own hand towel and bath towel that is kept in their personal space.

    You are encouraged to bring your own thermometer to self-check temperatures if not feeling well or if self-quarantine or isolation is required.

    You are responsible for cleaning your own apartment/suite/room, so please bring adequate cleaning supplies to meet minimum cleaning standards. Do not count on being able to purchase these materials locally on check-in day as the large number of students moving in at one time can very quickly consume local supplies.

    What if I am an international student arriving to campus?
    The US currently requires anyone entering the US from an international destination to have a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of departure. All students travelling via commercial airfare, international or domestically, are encouraged to be super-vigilant with self-monitoring for symptoms in the week after arriving to campus.

    What if I am exposed to someone who is positive for COVID?
    If you are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 or who has COVID-19 symptoms, contact SCC immediately (Residence Life, Dean of Students, or Safety/Security). SCC staff will make arrangements with you to safely quarantine from your roommates. You will be placed in designated quarantine rooms on campus that are separated from other students. These rooms will provide you with your own private bedroom and bathroom/shower.

    You will continue to monitor your temperature (twice daily) and your symptoms. Meals will be delivered for you. Students who need to be quarantined, do have the option to return home for the required quarantine period if they choose to do so (students will be advised to consult with family first).

    What if I contract COVID-19 while I’m living on campus?
    If you test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms, or have a test pending, contact SCC immediately (Residence Life, Dean of Students, or Safety/Security). SCC staff will be in contact with you with instructions to safely isolate from your roommates. You will be placed in designated isolation rooms on campus that are separated from other students. These rooms will provide you with your own private bedroom and bathroom/shower.

    You will continue to monitor your temperature (twice daily) and your symptoms. Meals will be delivered for you. Students who need to be isolated, do have the option to return home for the required isolation period if they choose to do so (students will be advised to consult with family first).

    A contracted Registered Nurse will also reach out to educate you on isolation procedures and symptoms of COVID, to check symptoms and review severe symptoms that could be a sign of medical distress, and assess your well-being. This RN will provide continued follow up during your isolation period. If it is determined that you need to be hospitalized, 911 will be called for emergency personnel to transport you.

    Contact tracing will occur, and student confidentiality will be maintained at all times.

    What if I am considered “high-risk” for contracting COVID-19?
    If your medical professional feels that you require a private bathroom or a private room based on your risk category, you will be encouraged to contact the campus Accommodation Resource Office to inquire about the steps to take for an accommodations request. See the Accommodations Resource Office webpage for more information.

    All accommodations requests should be made as soon as possible and at least 30 days in advance of the start of the term to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be made. Within 30 days of the start of the term, the request may not be able to be honored based on room availability.

    What if I have more questions?
    For additional questions, please reach out to Residence Life Staff by emailing ResLife@southeast.edu or calling the campus phone number shown. You may also contact the campus Dean of Students for further information. The Beatrice Assistant Campus Director/Dean of Students is Toni Landenberger, tlandenberger@southeast.edu or 402-228-8286. The Milford Assistant Campus Director/Dean of Students is Stacy Riley, sriley@southeast.edu or 402-761-8270.

    These measures may be subject to change based on updates from the Department of Health and Directed Health Measures.