LANSING, Mich. — In consultation with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department and the Ingham County Health Department, LCC is reopening the Health and Human Services (HHS) Building on Monday, Nov. 11.
The college closed the HHS Building on Thursday, Nov. 7, as a preventative measure. LCC had received verification that an LCC employee was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, and another employee reported flu-like symptoms shortly thereafter. Symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease are similar to flu symptoms.
The second employee’s test results are confirmed negative for Legionella. It remains unknown where the first employee contracted Legionnaire’s disease. The local health departments continue to work to identify the source.
With no confirmed additional cases among LCC students or employees, and in consultation with local public health departments, the college’s Health and Human Services Building will reopen on Monday, Nov. 11.
During the next several weeks, as a further precaution, the college will independently pursue additional testing and cleaning of the Health and Human Services Building.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.
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