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 The Laredo College course of action, as of  April 1, 2020, includes the following measures:

Laredo College students:

  • Student Resources During Altered Operations: CLICK HERE to find contact information  
  • March 30 Installment Plan Payment Deadline Extended

    Laredo College will be waiving late payment fees for students who have an installment plan payment due on March 30, 2020. The installment plan payment deadline scheduled for March 30, 2020 will now be extended for an additional 15 days.

    Students can log in to PASPort at https://pasport.laredo.edu  to view your account balance and make payments.     

    Students who have additional questions regarding their installment plans should contact the Laredo College Bursar’s Office at bursaroffice@laredo.edu. 

  • Physical access to library and computer labs will be unavailable until further notice.
  • Virtual library resources are available at https://library.laredo.edu
  • Required testing for Laredo College courses will be available by appointment only for current students unable to test remotely until further notice. For appointments, please e-mail LEC@laredo.edu.
  • As previously announced, Laredo College will extend spring break for one additional week from March 23, 2020 through March 28, 2020.
  • All instructional courses will be converted into an online format beginning March 30, 2020. Students in courses that are unable to be converted to online formats will be provided further instructions by their instructor.
  • Any services provided on campus will include the implementation of current City of Laredo guidelines.
  • Presently, graduation will be postponed. More information will be forthcoming.
  • Students are asked to continue to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Laredo College employees:

  • Laredo College will have limited staff returning to campus to complete essential processes and training on March 23, 2020.
  • All current employees of Laredo College can rest assured that they will continue to receive their regular pay as scheduled.
  • All Laredo College travel will be suspended until further notice.
  • Employees are asked to continue to follow guidelines provided by the CDC and the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Laredo community:

  • All events in March, April, and May 2020 that were scheduled to be held at Laredo College are being postponed until further notice.

Coronavirus

Laredo College (LC) is monitoring national, state, and local developments of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Currently, there are no known cases among LC students, faculty, and staff. Health officials highly recommend that students, as well as faculty, staff, and the general public, continue to practice preventive actions as flu season hits its peak.

Laredo College Measures

 

Updated: 04/01/2020

  • Student Resources during Altered Operations 

 Updated: 03/23/2020

  • Required testing for Laredo College courses will be available by appointment only for current students unable to test remotely until further notice. For appointments, please e-mail LEC@laredo.edu.

Updated: 03/21/2020

  • March 30 Installment Plan Payment Deadline Extended

    Laredo College will be waiving late payment fees for students who have an installment plan payment due on March 30, 2020. The installment plan payment deadline scheduled for March 30, 2020 will now be extended for an additional 15 days.

    Students can log in to PASPort at https://pasport.laredo.edu  to view your account balance and make payments.     

    Students who have additional questions regarding their installment plans should contact the Laredo College Bursar’s Office at bursaroffice@laredo.edu.

     

  • Library and computer labs will be unavailable until further notice

 
Updated: 03/18/2020

 

Laredo College tackles Coronavirus concerns head on 

 

As everyone in the community is aware, our understanding of the threat of COVID-19 continues to develop. Our Laredo College community continues to prioritize the health and safety of all students, employees and community members. It is important to note that the primary goal at this time is to minimize the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by reducing the amount of interaction between groups.

 

With utmost consideration of this evolving situation, and due to the most recent developments regarding the coronavirus, Laredo College will continue to take all necessary precautions and adhere to all declarations and recommendations communicated by local, state and federal agencies. College officials will continue to monitor and respond to this developing situation.

 

As of March 18, 2020, the following measures will be taken:

 

Laredo College students:

  • As previously announced, Laredo College will extend spring break for one additional week from March 23, 2020 through March 28, 2020.
  • All instructional courses will be converted into an online format beginning March 30, 2020. Students in courses that are unable to be converted to online formats will be provided further instructions by their instructor.
  • Library and computer labs will be available beginning March 30,  2020.
  • Any services provided on campus will include the implementation of current City of Laredo guidelines.
  • Presently, graduation will be postponed. More information will be forthcoming.
  • Students are asked to continue to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Laredo College employees:

  • Laredo College will have limited staff returning to campus to complete essential processes and training on March 23, 2020.
  • All current employees of Laredo College can rest assured that they will continue to receive their regular pay as scheduled.
  • All Laredo College travel will be suspended until further notice.
  • Employees are asked to continue to follow guidelines provided by the CDC and the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Laredo community:

  • All events in March, April, and May 2020 that were scheduled to be held at Laredo College are being postponed until further notice.

 

We will keep our LC family and the public updated through the Laredo College website. Official information and institutional updates regarding the coronavirus can be found at www.laredo.edu/cms/LCC/About_LCC/Coronavirus_Information.

 

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

 

For City of Laredo coronavirus updates, please visit https://www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html.

 

 


 

Updated: 3/12/2020 

 

The overall health and well-being of the community continues to be the top priority for Laredo College. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and are committed to responding to our community members’ needs as they arise.

 

“At the moment, our top priority is the well-being of the entire Laredo community,” Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis said. “All LC departments are working together, alongside all of our local and regional partners, to prepare and take any necessary steps to ensure that everybody is safe and informed about the preventative actions to deal with the evolving coronavirus situation.”

 

After careful consideration of this continuously evolving situation, and as a result of the most recent local developments pertaining to concerns regarding the coronavirus, Laredo College administrators have adopted a plan developed to respond to this current situation.

 

The Laredo College course of action, as of March 12, 2020, includes the following measures:

  • Spring break, currently scheduled for March 16-20, will be extended for one additional week for students. Spring break for students will now be observed from March 16-28.
  • Beginning the week of March 23-27, Laredo College offices and services will resume normal business hours of Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all employees, faculty and staff.

 

Laredo College will be suspending instruction for the week of March 23-28 in order to provide professional development for faculty and staff to deploy online instruction should it be necessary going forward. This will include all face-to-face, online, hybrid, video conferencing, dual enrollment, adult education and continuing education courses.

 

We will keep our LC family and the public updated through the Laredo College website. Official information and institutional updates regarding the coronavirus can be found at www.laredo.edu/cms/LCC/About_LCC/Coronavirus_Information.

 

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

 

 


 Updated: 3/9/2020

 

  • Laredo College’s Emergency Management team is monitoring the evolving situation. LC is coordinating closely with local and state health and public safety agencies, as well as local government, schools, and universities.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following preventive measures to help reduce the spread of the flu and other viruses:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard it in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
    • Please see link: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm
     
  • On the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control, we have reminded anyone who begins experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing to contact their primary healthcare provider and remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.
  • The college is monitoring CDC travel alerts. Based on the current travel warnings of the CDC (level 3 - avoid nonessential travel warning) and U.S. Department of State (level 3 - reconsider travel). The college is prepared to make additional adjustments to college-related travel as circumstances warrant.
  • Please contact Laredo College Safety and Risk office at ext. 5852 or via email at safety@laredo.edu for any questions you may have.
  • We will continue to monitor the CDC recommendations and our local health official’s guidance.