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LSCO working with students tested for COVID-19

To The Leader

Lamar State College Orange learned this week of one confirmed case and one potential case of COVID-19 on campus.

The two cases are among students and LSCO is working with the local health department to follow-up with any individuals who were potentially exposed. LSCO is also working with the campus’ cleaning services to ensure classrooms are fully cleaned and sanitized.

The college has followed all recommended guidelines from the CDC and Governor Abbott to institute social distancing – including health screenings for all employees, students, and visitors when they enter the campus, limiting the number of people in elevators, restrooms, and break rooms at one time, and encouraging hand washing and staying home when sick.

The students practiced social distancing and were wearing masks at all times they were on campus. After consulting with the local public health department, it has been determined that the risk of transmission to others was low.

LSCO is working with the students to ensure they are able to complete coursework while in their required 14-day quarantine.

More information about the college’s response to COVID-19 can be found on www.lsco.edu​.