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Message from the SCC President

  • As information on the Coronavirus continues to be shared globally, nationally and here in the state of Nebraska we want you to know Southeast Community College is committed to keeping you informed of any developments that may impact the safety and security of our students, employees and the community at large.

    To that end we have and will continue to be in contact with the local authorities monitoring the situation and will follow their recommendations to ensure the safety and security of all SCC students and employees, as well as those visiting our institution.

    As with any illness, it is important to keep the following precautions in mind as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; hand sanitizer is a second option.
    2. Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes, especially with unwashed hands.
    3. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    4. If you are sick, stay home.
    5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. DON'T cough or sneeze into your hands.
    6. Frequently clean and disinfect frequently touched objects in your home, car and workplace.
    7. If you are traveling, make sure to follow CDC guidelines at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider or the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department. For more information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other sources simply click the links below:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


    World Health Organization:


    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:


    UNMC/Nebraska Medicine:


    Rest assured we are monitoring the conversation closely and will take all precautions necessary. SCC is committed to the safety, security and wellness of our students, employees and communities. If you have any questions about SCC's monitoring and communication processes in relation to COVID-19, please contact our Public Information Office at 402-323-3401.

    Dr. Paul Illich
    Southeast Community College