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3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Phone: 205.925.2515
Fax: 205.925.3716

  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Update 

 Fall Operational Plan for Lawson State

Face Mask Notification:  

Effective Immediately:  Employees, Students and Visitors must wear face mask or face shields while on the campus of Lawson State at all times.  This requirement will extend for both the summer and fall terms.  Entrance to the campus will be prohibited if a face mask is not worn.  Facemask may NOT have have offensive symbols or crude language displayed.



Lawson State Community College received notifications that some students tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently quarantined and receiving medical treatment in accordance with public health protocols. After consulting with the individuals, contact tracing listings have been obtained to identify those who were in close contact with the students with or without a face covering for at least 15 minutes.    Out of an abundance of caution and in our efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus the College has notified all employees and/or students who had close contact with the individuals, to the extent possible, and these persons were asked to self-quarantine for the next 14 days and monitor their health or seek medical attention, if necessary. The College identified locations and campus spaces where the persons had been for cleaning and sanitizing of those areas. The protocol requirements of ACCS were adhered to. 

September 10 - Two students reported testing positive for COVID-19.  Both students live off campus. The students have begun a 14-day isolation and have been directed to follow the protocols established.    

September 9 - Two students tested positive for COVID-19.  The students have begun a 14-day isolation and have been directed to follow the protocols established.    

September 8 - A student tested positive for COVID-19.  The student has begun a 14-day isolation and has been directed to follow the protocols established.    

Health and safety remain our number one priority. Lawson State is following medical protocols from state and national health authorities and has implemented recommended guidelines in relation to social distancing, hygiene, travel, and visits to the College.  In addition, the College is taking additional steps to ensure the cleanliness of our facilities. In the event there are other cases of which the College may become aware, it will use the institution's best efforts to notify those  who are determined to have had contact with that individual so they may take recommended health measures.   The College is committed to keeping you updated on the local COVID-19 risks and will continue to provide direction to our staff, students, and families with additional instruction as appropriate. 


Lawson State Community College is dedicated to protecting the safety of its students and employees.  Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its classification as a pandemic virus, the College (along with all other 2-year colleges in the state) ENDED ground instruction in March of 2020 (as directed by the Alabama Community College System) and transitioned to virtual (online) instruction via Blackboard for all students enrolled, regardless of discipline.   Students whose classes changed from ground to virtual are expected to login Blackboard daily and follow their regularly scheduled course start times (but via Blackboard) and participate in all virtual "live" class sessions.

Students should also check LSCC email daily as well. 
 The College will send more updates as needed.  Until then, it is important for all students and employees to continue to read updates as they are announced via Lawson's website and via email.  It is equally important for all students and employees to practice good social distancing practices as a means of protection.

Fall Classes:  Classes for the fall term will be delivered via three varied means-- online (delivered fully online), virtual (via online video conferencing tools) and hybrid (50% on campus for labs and 50% off campus, delivered virtually).  Go the Virtual Campus (via Current Students or Quick Links on the main website) to view more information about registration and the current fall schedule of course options.

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