Dear CAS students, faculty and staff, and common services employees,


Two CAS residential students and two CAS students living off campus have tested positive for COVID-19. The residential students were last on campus on Monday, October 4, and Tuesday, October 5, respectively, and have been supported into isolation housing. The two non-residential students reported testing positive off campus and are now isolating. The first of the off-campus students was last on campus on Friday, October 1. The second off-campus student was last on campus on Monday, October 4. Contact tracing has been completed for three of the above cases, and close contacts of those students have been provided with public health guidance. Contact tracing for the fourth student is still underway.   

Please continue to follow the college’s updated guidance regarding face coverings, social distancing, hand washing, monitoring yourself for COVID symptoms and taking your daily temperature. 


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. 


Students should follow the College’s Guidelines for Student Self-Isolation pending receipt of medical consultation and/or test results.


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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