Late yesterday the College learned that two undergraduate students tested positive for COVID. These students were last circulating on campus on Monday, April 12. These students were close contacts of each other, and they have been supported into an isolation housing environment.

The College’s contact tracing process has been completed, and no additional on-campus close contacts were identified for either of the students. (A “close contact” is defined as someone who has been within six feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes.) Disinfection protocols are being enacted.

Please continue to follow all of the necessary safety precautions regarding face coverings, social distancing, hand washing, monitoring yourself for COVID symptoms and taking your daily temperature. Remember also the College’s guidance for all students: If you ever experience any symptom of COVID: Self-isolate in your residence; complete the COVID Self-Check and Report Form that is available in the Health Information Portal; and seek medical consultation through the Health Service (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 503-768-7165) or after-hours call the nurse consultation line (1-844-915-2069).

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



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