Archive from March 11, 2020


A Message from College President

Sheila Mingee, MBA, MSEd


Dean of Nursing & Associate Professor of Nursing 

Lanette Stuckey, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE, CMSRN, CNEcl - March 11, 2020

Lakeview College of Nursing values the health and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and will initiate additional preventative measures if circumstances warrant.

As we head into spring break week, March 16–20, we want to provide an update regarding how the college is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and current travel advisories.

Here are the current updates:

Avoid travel to all CDC Level 3 zones.  Please visit the CDC website for ongoing updates on Level 3 zones.    If you or someone you live with are returning from the countries identified by the CDC as Level 3 (currently China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran), the college is requiring that you do not return to campus for 14 days from the date of your or their return even if you are symptom-free, in accordance with public health recommendations.   Please contact Dr. Stuckey, Dean of Nursing, at or 217-709-0792 Charleston campus or 217-709-0945 Danville campus.

Travel to all CDC Level 1 and 2 zones should be evaluated on a case-by-case basisPlease visit the CDC website for current updates on Level 1 and 2 zones. 

Over spring break, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to our college community.  Please plan to have your textbooks and course resources with you, in case all your classes go online the week after spring break.

We encourage you to evaluate your personal travel plans in light of the CDC advisories and continue to follow all health precautions, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the County Health Department provides regular updates on their websites. 

For faculty and students who need to self-quarantine or have any questions, please contact Dr. Stuckey, Dean of Nursing, at or 217-709-0792 Charleston campus, 217-709-0945 Danville campus.

Administration and Staff should contact President Mingee at or 217-709-0923.

Thank you for your cooperation in supporting a healthy College community!


Sheila Mingee, College President

Lanette Stuckey, Dean of Nursing