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Preventing the Spread Of Contagious Diseases

A common sense approach:

Wash your hands often.

Clean surface areas where you and others work frequently.

Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.

Do not share food or beverages.

Used tissues should be immediately placed in the waste basket so that the contents do not come in contact with surface areas.

Avoid close contact with contagious people and stay home if you are sick.

Proper nutrition, adequate exercise and sleep also help protect you from contracting disease.

Communicable Diseases

From time to time, faculty or staff may be asked questions regarding possible exposure to a communicable disease in a classroom or office setting, or may become aware that an individual has or is suspected of having a communicable disease. Should this occur, follow the following guidelines:

  • Confidentiality is important. Do not spread rumors or speak out of turn about any individual who may have a communicable disease.
  • Contact LCC Police and request to speak with the Safety Officer. If the Safety Officer is not available, request to speak with a Police Officer. Provide as much detail of the situation as you can to the Officer.
  • LCC Police will contact the appropriate outside agencies (typically the local county health department) to ensure the proper authorities are aware of the situation.
  • If the appropriate outside agency provides any direction as to precautions to be taken by any persons exposed to a person believed to be carrying a communicable disease, LCC Police will coordinate the implementation of those precautions.

Emergency Management & Safety Services at Lansing Community College

Emergency Management Department
Gannon Bldg, Room 2154
Phone: (517) 483-1572
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