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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

UPDATED: January 18, 2020 

national quarantine until January 31, 2020
  • Only grocery stores, pharmacies, and stores that sell essential goods will operate. 
  • Contact only between members of one family/household is permitted. Exception: emergencies requiring assistance;  care for people who are sick or unable to take care of themselves; 
  • In public places, there can be no more than 2 people or a group of one family/household members. Private celebrations in public and private spaces can only take place if no more than one family /household members attend.     
  • Reduced contact services. It is forbidden:
    • to provide beauty services;
    • to provide other services, during the provision of which contact between the service provider and the service recipient is longer than 15 minutes;
    • to provide rental services of premises for the organization of private events, celebrations, or other gatherings.
    Exception:
    • medical rehabilitation services and other emergency medical care services;
    • psychological assistance and psychotherapy services;
    • custom passenger and passenger car taxi services  
    • legal services provided by lawyers;
    • financial services and the issuance of qualified certificates by qualified trust service providers that cannot be provided at a distance;
    • accommodation services for more than one family/household members in one room.

Movement within the municipality of residence is restricted. Leaving the place of residence is allowed:

    • on the way to work that cannot be done remotely;
    • on the way to the point of sale;
    • when traveling to or from airports, seaports, bus stations serving international passenger routes;
    • going to one's own real estate object;
    • going to the funeral;
    • for medical and other essential services;
    • for other essential services or for objectively justified reasons, when it is absolutely necessary to do so;
    • for walking in open spaces there can be no more than 2 people (not necessarily one family) or a group of one family/household members.
    • to take care of the people who are ill or unable to take care of themselves.

    Movement within the country (between municipalities)  is restricted. Except when going:

    • to or from airports, seaports, bus stations serving international passenger routes;
    • to the municipality of your place of residence;
    • due to the death of close relatives;
    • to perform work when the place of employment is in another municipality;
    • to get health care services;
    • for other objectively justified reasons when it is unavoidable to go to a municipality other than the one of residence.
    This restriction does not apply to persons who are members of the same family or one household, who go to a municipality other than their municipality of residence, where they own real estate owned by one of the members of the family or household.


on campus
  • Because of these regulations and the possibility they will be extended, classes will continue in a remote format for the remainder of Q2 and the beginning of the SP21 semester.  This means that all course content will be delivered online. Indoors no meetings with people outside of household/family are permitted. 
  • The fitness room and Gym are open for basketball training who are high-mastery athletes. For students/employees, it is closed until January 31.   
  • The cafeteria will only provide food for takeaway.
  • DeFehr Center is open to students for the essential reasons only. No groups, gatherings, or meetings are permitted. All students will need to log in at the Front desk.  Only 1 person is permitted at a time. Receptionists are responsible for classroom usage monitoring. IT staff monitors computer lab usage.  
  • Library.  Open but all safety and hygiene requirements must be ensured.
  • Smoking Hut. No more than 2 persons at a time, but recommended to be alone or only with roommates. 
  • Visiting Residence Halls. No external guests (anyone who is not a current resident of the specific building; staff are exempt for staff-related purposes). Residents may not visit other rooms, floors, and halls. Masks must be worn when outside of the room (including on the floor) and encouraged when not alone in the room. 
  • Kitchen/Lounge usage: Everyone must be residents of the same floor, wear a mask, and maintain a 2-meter distance. Max 2 people while eating (no mask) or 5 people (with masks) in kitchens/lounges.  We recommend you eat in your room whenever possible, and utilize reservation of common room spaces when eating with a resident who is not from your room.   
WORK

All operations and services will continue to be provided remotely. Only pre-approved employees whose work may not be performed remotely may come to work in the office. 

  • avoid sharing office space; staggered schedules are preferred.  
  • when in the office with another person, masks must be worn, common surfaces disinfected, a distance of 2 m kept.  Please note, that these requirements apply even If you had a COVID infection unless you have the doctor’s official document not to wear PPE.  
  • avoid hanging out in common spaces and limit your presence to the office only.  
  • Fill this form to be pre-approved for working on campus

  • When on campus, please follow the rules: 
    • Masks must be worn. 
    • Distance of 2 m must be kept
    • Windows must be open to ensure ventilation
    • Surfaces must be disinfected 

     

Have COVID19 Symptoms ?

If you have ONE of the symptoms fever over 37.4 C, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell - you need to get tested! Even if it only feels like a minor cold, it may be COVID19. 

Click here for steps COVID19 test registration (only with LT bank ID)

Have been exposed or Tested positive?

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID19, you need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day of your last contact with the person and Fill out the exposed person report on the NPHC web. Please download the guide for the exposed case.  You need to isolate during the period indicated in the email/text message. 

 If you tested positive you must self-isolate 10 days from the day of your test. Please download the guide for the confirmed case. 

Download Exposed COVID+ Guide Download Confirmed COVID+ Guide

Arrival to Lithuania | SP21

Based on the Government’s resolution, exposed individuals are individuals who have returned or who have traveled in the last 14 days through the affected countries. 

Affected country list.

This does not apply when people travel by air without leaving the airport transit area. 

Every traveler returning to or arriving in Lithuania by regular, special or charter flights by air, sea or land must submit their personal data to the specialists of the National Center for Public Health (NVSC) electronically before boarding a plane, ferry, bus, or train. Fill the form on the NVSC website https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form and present the QR code - at the time of boarding. In cases when a   person has traveled independently by land, he must register with the NVSC electronically no later than within 12 hours from the moment of return or arrival in Lithuania.  

Health Kit

Make sure you bring along a Health Kit

  • hand soap and hand disinfectant that is at least 60% alcohol
  • fluids for rehydration (electrolyte mixes)
  • box of disposable gloves
  • several cloth face coverings – (cloth face coverings be washed daily after use) or a box of disposable masks
  • digital thermometer 
  • fever medicine of choice
  • cough medicine
  • trash bags to dispose of perishable waste
  • disinfectant wipes
  • toilet paper


  • Complete the Spring 2021 Off-Campus Application in eRezLife and enter your information. 
  • You must upload your negative COVID test result or doctor certificate of COVID infection in the past three months into eRezLife> Forms > "COVID-19 negative test results" prior to your arrival. 
  • If you come from a safe country, only documentation submission is required.  No additional isolation is required.  
  • If you come from an affected country, document submission is required AND you must spend 10 days after your arrival in your apartment. During this time you may not go to public places, visit others, or accept guests; you must wear a mask around people. You may not share that apartment with anyone who has not traveled together with you. 
  • If you cannot obtain the test 48 hours prior to arrival, please email asstRD@lcc.lt to enquire about self-isolation on campus.  Please note that if you cannot get a test and we do not have on-campus self-isolation space available, you may not arrive to Lithuania.  
  • Complete the Spring 2021 On-Campus Application in eRezLife . You will be put on the waitlist.  We will start offering beds in mid-December and you will be charged in January. Waitlist spaces will be allocated based upon priority.  
  • You must upload your negative COVID test result (48 hrs pre-arrival) or doctor certificate of COVID infection in the past three months into eRezLife> Forms > "COVID-19 negative test results" prior to your arrival. 
  • If you come from a safe country, the test is required but isolation is not necessary,  you can move into housing on January 9-10.  
  • If you come from an affected country, test is required AND you must stay off-campus for 10 days alone or with a co-traveler, you may not go to public places, visit others or accept guests; you must wear a mask at all times.  After 10 days are completed, you will be able to move into housing on January 9. Arrival before January 9 is subject to availability.  
  • If you cannot obtain the test 48 hours prior to arrival, please email asstRD@lcc.lt to enquire about self-isolation on campus.  Please note that if you cannot get a test and we do not have on-campus self-isolation space available, you may not arrive to Lithuania.  

 
If your plans change and you no longer will arrive in Lithuania, please cancel your application in eRezLife so we have an accurate account of your location. 

  • Even if you come for a short time you must complete the Spring 2021 Off-Campus Application in eRezLife and enter your information. In the questions "How long do you plan to stay in Lithuania during Spring 2021? choose "A short time (example, to pick up TRP)" and to the questions "If you intend to leave Lithuania before the end of the Spring 2021 semester" indicate your expected departure date. 
  • You must upload your negative COVID test result or doctor certificate of COVID infection in the past three months into eRezLife> Forms > "COVID-19 negative test results" prior to your arrival. The test must be taken 48 hrs prior to arrival. 
  • If you come from a safe country, only documentation submission is required.  No additional self-isolation is required.  
  • If you come from an affected country, document submission is required AND you must spend 10 days after your arrival in your apartment (this is not official self-isolation). During this time you may not go to public places, including the MIgration office, visit others, or accept guests; you must wear a mask around people. You may not share that apartment with anyone who has not traveled together with you. 
  • If you cannot obtain the test 48 hours prior to arrival, you must self-isolate for 10 days and that is only permitted on campus. Please email asstRD@lcc.lt to enquire about self-isolation on campus.  Please note that if you cannot get a test and we do not have on-campus self-isolation space available, you may not arrive to Lithuania. 

COVID19 PCR test 

All students returning from abroad regardless of the country of arrival will need to present the test prior to returning to classes (living in residence halls and coming to campus) OR complete official 10-day on-campus self-isolation (if coming from an affected country).  The test (PCR, nasal swab) must be taken (date taken, not received) 48 hours prior to the arrival. Make sure to call the lab in your town to check the processing times.  The test should be in English. 

COVID19 certificate

Students who have a doctor’s certificate or medical record (official document) that confirms the COVID19 infection in the 3 months prior to their arrival do not need to present a test and/or self-isolate. Only the doctor's certificate is valid, not the past positive test or antibody test. You must upload your certificate to eRezLife > Forms > "COVID-19 negative test results" prior to your arrival. You first need to either be placed in housing or apply for off-campus residence in order to access the form.  

REMAINING IN LITHUANIA

No actions need to be taken

Complete the Spring 2021 Off-Campus Application in eRezLife and enter your information and indicate that have not traveled.  

FAQ

  • Since classes are online, can I stay in another EU country for the semester ? A foreigner holding a valid national visa (D) or TRP may travel the territories of other states of the Schengen Area, but no more than 90 days within any 180-day period. Please use this calculator https://www.visa-calculator.com/ to count how many days you already spent from the first entry into Schengen . Violation of 90/180 rule can result in a fine, immediate deportation or even getting banned from entering the Schengen Zone for a specific amount of time.
  • What if I can’t arrive to submit my documents for TRP re-application, what does it mean for me? Every situation is different. Mainly if students cannot Reapply for TRP then have to apply for Visa D if they will plan to come back and study in LCC.
  • Can document for TRP be submitted online? Process of TRP application stays the same: You have to submit documents online and then take them for your appointment to Migration Department. ONLY online application is not possible.
  • During the quarantine, how does local Migration office operate? All visit at Migration department are available only by appointment which has to be done at least 24 hours in advance.
  • How long will it take to process my application? A foreigner’s application for the issuance of the temporary residence permit must be considered not later than within 4 months from the lodging of the application, and if applied on an urgent basis – not later than within 2 months from the date of submission of the application. 
  • Can I enter Lithuania with expired TRP or no visa if I have a letter from Migration department that my TRP is ready? As per information we have at the moment* (2020 October) you can enter Lithuania with the confirmation from MIGRIS that your TRP is already issued and can be collected but ONLY if you have 90 visa-free entry  to Lithuania and your student status is active in LCC. Otherwise you have to apply for Single entry Visa in order to entry Lithuania and collect your TRP. 
  • Can someone else collect my TRP? TRP card can be collected ONLY by student in person in Klaipeda’s Migration Department. It cannot be collected by another person.
  • What is the deadline for TRP application? For example: if your TRP expires 2021-01-31 then the deadline for the reapplication is mid-December 2020 (still general order (state fee 120eur )) and from Mid-December until End December 2020 (Urgent order – 240eu).
  • Do I need to take original documents with me for the visit at Migration Department or scanned copies are enough to present? You must to have original documents (as Financial statement, Notarized permission, passport, current TRP card, etc.) at the time of your TRP appointment in person In Migration Department.
  • What will happen to my TRP card if I won’t be able to collect? It will stay in Migration Department until you will have active student status at LCC . You will be able to collect it next year until your Fall 2021 semester starts* (*as per information we have today (2020 November). Migration department has all right to change regulations at any time). All information about TRP renewal can be found at LCC portal->Other services->Migration information for returning students or https://www.migracija.lt/esu-studentas1
  • How quickly does the Migration Office respond? Please expect ~3 working days response time to your emails as this is very busy time. Unless we agreed the time for online call/appointment. 
  • I want to go home (or leave campus); what do I need to do?  Before you leave, you need to check out of your current space. This means that you will need to pack your belongings, clean your space, and schedule a check-out with your RA. Please also be sure to complete a room condition report on eRezlife during your checkout. Please note that if you leave Lithuania, you will be added to the waitlist. 
  • I went home (or will go home during winter break) and want to return for the spring semester. What do I need to do? A. If you wish to return for the spring semester, please see up-to-date information under the "Currently abroad/will travel and plan to live OFF-CAMPUS in SP21 ?" section. 
  • I went home (or will go home), but intend to return for the spring semester. Can I live with my same roommates?  While we will try to return residents to their fall rooms/roommate groups, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible. This is because at the start of winter break, we will consolidate rooms and floors to create spaces for spring arrivals and possible isolation needs. 
  • I intend to stay for winter break. Can I live in the same room? Can I live with my same roommates?   We will try to keep residents and roommates in the same rooms during winter break, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible. At the start of winter housing, we will consolidate rooms and floors to create spaces for spring arrivals and possible isolation needs.  
  • What should I do if the wifi or technology for my class is not working? Email helpdesk@lcc.lt and describe your problem. If the wifi in your location is bad, go to your residence lobby reception to check out an Ethernet Cord. This cord plugs into the wall in your room and will make the internet connection much better. 
  • I am struggling psychologically, who can I contact for help?  If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or depressed, you don't have to walk alone. Counseling is a safe, confidential place to talk through the stresses of life in a COVID world. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, beginning at 10 am. The last appointment M-Th begins at 17:00. On Fridays, the last appointment begins at 16:00. If interested you can sign up online. 
  • Where can I get help in my classes? The Student Success Center offers free, online tutoring for all students. Peer tutors will meet with you individually and help you in Psychology, Lithuanian, Math, and Writing. The writing tutors can help you with a paper or assignment for any class - not just English classes. The writing tutors can also help you with your thesis. 
  • How do I sign up for tutoring? To sign up, visit lcc.lt/writingtutoring, lcc.lt/mathtutoring, lcc.lt/psychtutoring, or lcc.lt/lithuaniantutoring. On the sign-up form, type in your name and email address at the time you would like to be tutored. The tutor will call you through Microsoft Teams at that time. 
  • Do I need to prepare anything before tutoring? Have your assignment or homework ready so that the tutor can help you on a specific assignment. They can help you brainstorm ideas for a paper, help with homework, edit mistakes, and more.
  • What should I do if I am failing a class? If you are failing a class, reach out to your professor and ask if there is anything you can do to catch up with their class. You should also reach out to the Student Success Center Coordinator, Hailey Altena (haltena@lcc.lt) can help you make a plan for catching up on your courses.
  • What should I do if I am on academic probation? If you are on academic probation, you will be contacted by the Student Success Center Coordinator, Hailey Altena (haltena@lcc.lt). On probation, you will be required to complete a variety of activities to catch up in your courses. More information can be found at: https://lcc.lt/co-curricular-activities/your-success-at-lcc.
  • I am planning to go on the Erasmus semester in Spring2021, will it happen?  Please follow the CIE information for outgoing students here https://lcc.lt/academics/covid-19-information 
  • I want to change my study mode? Please Choose your Study Mode by December 11, 2020. All questions regarding switching the modes should be directed to registrar@lcc.lt   

Resources available

We understand members of our community may be concerned and anxious. As always, if students, faculty, or staff want to get more information or wish to speak with someone about their worries, the following resources are available.

Facebook group

Join our Facebook group for updates, programming, student care, and support

Email communication

Check your email frequently - LCC email is our main channel of communication

Support group

If you are in self-isolation, join our support group

Hotline

Coronavirus hotline: 1808

Other resources
  • Faculty/Staff counseling John Milliken jmilliken@lcc.lt 
  • RDonDuty +37064345644 
  • VP Academics JD Mininger jdmininger@lcc.lt 
  • VP Human Resources Natalija N. Zacharova nznausede@lcc.lt 
  • Off-campus information: National Public Health Center hotline 1808 or tel. +370 618 79984 and +370 616 94562 
  • 1809 - Psychological support hotline/COVID19

All questions regarding self-isolation, testing, borders, etc need to be sent to NoCOVID@lcc.lt 


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