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Last week, as part of our ongoing effort to track, manage, and mitigate COVID-19 on campus, Lewis & Clark facilitated the testing of employees who will be on campus this month. We included both employees of the College and employees of our contractor partners, such as Bon Appetit, A&A, Barnes & Noble, and Ricoh: 319 individual employees were tested.


Of those tests, we learned yesterday of one positive case. That individual was last on the CAS campus over the weekend. Contact tracing has been completed and there are no known close contacts. The individual has been directed to isolate, seek medical consultation, and stay off-campus for the requisite period. 


Additional testing of employees is being conducted today and testing of CAS students will occur over the remainder of the week. COVID testing of law and graduate students also occurred last week, with zero positive test results.


For transparency, the College maintains and regularly updates our COVID notification dashboard. More information about positive cases, and potential campus impacts, can be found on our COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Status Report.


As a reminder:

Students with symptoms of COVID-19 are expected to immediately self-isolate in their residence; complete the COVID Self-Check and Reporting Form (SCARF), available through the Health Information Portal; consult with a healthcare provider, and follow the directions of that healthcare provider. This consultation can be provided by Health Service staff between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Anytime the Health Service is closed, students can access the Nurse Consultation Service at 1-844-915-2069. Students with symptoms need to follow the Guidelines for Self-Isolation.

Employees with symptoms of COVID-19 are expected to stay at their residence and may not come to campus. Employees are to inform AVP and Director for Human Resources Heyke Kirkendall-Baker, seek medical advice from their regular health care provider or public health authority, and follow the Monitoring, Isolation and Quarantine Plan for Lewis & Clark Employees.

For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms of which you may want to be aware, please visit the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website or the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19 website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email