Lake Land College, located in Mattoon, will be implementing new pandemic response safety protocols in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Emergency Operations Center Team for Lake Land will make masks mandatory immediately covering the nose and mouth while inside campus buildings, regardless of vaccine status. Masks can be removed when alone in an enclosed room with the door shut or in a designated eating area on campus.
All plans for in-person services, classes, events, and meetings are continuing as planned. For the fall session, students can select from in-person, virtual, and online courses to do what is best for them. Employees, students, and visitors are encouraged to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and refrain from visiting if feeling ill.
Pandemic safety protocols are always subject to change based on decisions that are made by the CDC, IDPH, and the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Governor’s Office. Continue to pay attention to Lake Land College’s website and Regional Radio News for more information as it changes and develops.