Frequently Asked Questions from Employees
If the student is positive and has been on campus with symptoms (please verify this), contact Rob Semas at email@example.com for contact tracing.
If you are positive and have been on campus with symptoms, contact Rob Semas at firstname.lastname@example.org for contact tracing.
Employees are not required to have a Blue Pass or a Clearance Sticker, but you are encouraged to wear your College Name badge or have your Employee ID card visible. If you don’t have an Employee ID Card, you can obtain one from Admissions & Records. If you are not available during their service hours, please contact your dean/supervisor to make other arrangements for you to obtain your Employee ID card.
Coordinators of events, including performing arts, athletics, career fairs, transfer days, etc., are required to verify the vaccination status of those individuals coming on campus. Exemptions are not to be given to non-employees or non-students.
Vaccine verification check-in stations will assist in verifying that the individuals entering certain buildings are vaccinated. Students will be asked to show their “blue pass” and visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination. Once proof of vaccination is shown, students (without a blue pass) and visitors will be given a vaccine verification sticker and be allowed to enter. The check-in stations will also provide “way finding” assistance for new students and visitors to the campus.
Vaccine verification check-in stations are currently located at the south entrance to Building 1600 and in front of the Library. A third station will be added in front of Building 800. Check-in stations are scheduled to be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Campus Safety Office will assist in verifying vaccination status as needed. Should a student or visitor arrive in a classroom or service area without proof of vaccination, that student or visitor should be sent to one of the check-in stations or to the Campus Safety Office.
- Start with empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- Tips for approaching someone without a mask:
- Remain calm, rational, and professional
- Use nonthreatening, nonverbal communication
- Respect personal space
- Be empathic and nonjudgmental
View presentation that will provide additional information on de-escalation techniques, COVID and Masking Safety Response for Employees, a PowerPoint presentation given by Patricia Gonsman, Stanford Health Care ValleyCare Nurse Practitioner and LPC Student Health & Wellness Center Coordinator, on February 25, 2022.
If a student or member of the public fails to wear a face covering after being asked politely to do so, contact Campus Safety and Security for assistance. Campus Safety will respond to the area to communicate expectations and use de-escalation language to ask the individual for cooperation in light of the potential spread of the virus to others.
- Campus Safety Dispatch: (925) 424-1690
- Campus Safety Emergency: (925) 424-1699
- Campus Safety Officer on Duty Cell: (925) 525-0765
You will want to consider fit, filtration, and comfort when selecting a mask. Per CDC guidelines, masks are ranked below from best to fair:
- Best: N95
- Better: KF94/KN95 Surgical + Cloth
- Good: Surgical Mask
- Fair: Cloth Mask, one that fits well and has at least 3 layers; a cloth mask is better than no mask.
Please refer to the following for more information:
To obtain an N95 mask, contact your Administrator/Dean. N95 sizes include small and medium/large. LPC does not currently have a source for extra-large N95 masks. N95 masks will be provided for voluntary use and are not required to be fit tested in accordance with the CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines. N-95 masks do not provide an effective seal for individuals with facial hair.
M&O has placed PPE stations in every classroom based on the list provided by Academic Services. PPE materials in classrooms include surgical masks, sanitizer, gloves, disinfect bottle and paper towels. Computer Labs also include wipes and N95 masks.
Should additional supplies be needed, please use the following emails. Should you need immediate assistant, please call cell phone:
LPC Custodial Supervisor (day shift) Allan Napagao
email@example.com, 925-200-5897 (cell)
M&O Sr. Admin Assistant Betty Castano
firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-424-1765 or (510) 714-0296 (cell)
M&O Custodial Manager Art Valencia
email@example.com, 925-424-1766 or (510) 453-0209 (cell)
LPC Custodial Supervisor Alvin Ablaza (night shift)
Yes, staff, students, and members of the community (including family) may be tested at LPC’s CityHealth location.
City Health’s LPC testing site in Parking Lot P will do drop in PCR testing for any LPC student, faculty, and staff, Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please bring your LPC ID, drivers license, and insurance card. It is recommended that appointments be made ahead of time, but walk-ins will be accepted for our community. Visit LPC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program web page for CityHealth appointments and walk-in hours. You may also contact your healthcare provider to request a COVID-19 test. Other locations for COVID-19 testing may be found by searching on the internet. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, was exposed to COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19, refer to the Student/Employee Protocol for COVID-19 Reporting and Return.
If a faculty member has tested positive and is well enough to teach, the class may be temporarily taught synchronously for the duration of the isolation period communicated by LPC Contact Tracers, but should not extend beyond that period. If you switch to remote instruction, please communicate the change to your dean. The synchronous class periods should meet for the entirety of the scheduled time published in the schedule. Classes may not be temporarily taught in an asynchronous format.
There is no expectation that someone who is feeling unwell must teach remotely for a face-to-face or online class. If you are not well enough to work, please report your absence and make arrangements to cancel class, or work with your Dean regarding a substitute/swap depending on the length of time you will be absent.
For fully vaccinated staff or staff accommodated with a fit tested N-95 masks, social distancing is not required. Classes that are at full room capacity do not need to social distance. In classrooms that are not full, the instructor may allow for social distancing if desired. Small group work and handing out papers can take place. Respect the distancing needs of other staff members. Others may prefer to still maintain social distancing, please respect their space. More distance and more physical barriers between people are better. Follow your supervisor’s guidance aimed at reducing the need for physical interaction.