Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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College and LCTCS Notifications and Advisories

SOWELA is closely monitoring the effects of the Coronavirus and its potential impact on students, faculty, and staff.

This webpage will serve as a central repository of information to ensure that our students and employees are adequately informed about this evolving situation.

REVISED Spring 2020 Academic Calendar
Spring Break Update (PDF)
Spring 2020 Commencement Announcement (PDF)
Virtual Counseling Services Available (opens new window)
List of Courses Not Offered Online (PDF)
LCTCS – Coronavirus 2019 (opens new window)
March 20, 2020: One Stop Center Updated Information (PDF)
March 20, 2020: Chancellor’s Memo to Employees – Closure of SOWELA main campus/instructional sites eff March 23, 2020. Telecommuting continues (PDF)
March 17, 2020: Chancellor’s Memo – Updates and Telecommuting Policy (PDF)
March 13, 2020: Chancellor’s Memo – SOWELA Suspension of All Non-essential Travel Effective 03-16-2020 (PDF)
March 13, 2020: Chancellor’s Memo – Classes Cancelled March 16-20 (PDF)
March 13, 2020: Grad Fest Postponed (PDF)
March 13, 2020: SkillsUSA Postponed (PDF)
March 12, 2020: Chancellor Aspinwall’s Memo to the SOWELA Community about COVID-19 (PDF)

State Notifications and Advisories

The Louisiana Department of Health website (opens new window) contains detailed information about COVID-19 and precautions you can take to avoid becoming sick from this or any other virus, including influenza.

Cyber Risk Management Information (PDF)
Map of Wi-Fi Access in Parking Lots of Public Libraries in Louisiana (opens new window)
March 23, 2020: Governor Edwards Announces a Stay-at-Home Order and Closure of State Offices (Proclamation 33 JBE 2020) (PDF)
AT&T’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” Concerning Service (PDF)
March 16, 2020: Governor Edwards Announces Aggressive Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (opens new window)
March 13, 2020: Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana Building Temporarily Closed to Visitors (opens new window)
March 10, 2020: LDH Daily Update 2 (opens new window)
March 10, 2020: LDH Daily Update 1 (opens new window)
March 9, 2020: LDH-Louisiana’s First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 (opens new window)
March 3, 2020: Governor Jon Bel Edwards Letter to All State Employees re: COVID-19 (PDF)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
Office of Group Benefits-COVID-19 Site (PDF)

Federal Notifications and Advisories

The CDC website (opens new window) contains an abundance of information on this public health threat and specific guidance on measures designed to help communities and individuals prepare for, and respond to, the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Below are several pages with helpful information.

April 1, 2020: Employee Rights – Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (PDF)
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (PDF)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary (opens new window)
Steps to Prevent Illness (opens new window)
Symptoms of COVID-19 (opens new window)
What To Do If You Are Sick (opens new window)