Happy Monday Students!

We have two weekly testing clinics remaining: tomorrow, April 13, and next Tuesday, April 20. In place of a weekly clinic on Tuesday, April 27, we will be standing up an optional exit-testing clinic for students interested in having a test result ahead of traveling. If you are interested in participating in end-of-the-semester COVID testing, we need you to complete this survey no later than this Friday, April 16.

As the end of the semester comes into focus, we start to think about the summer and, for non-seniors, the fall. We have every intention of being fully in-person in the fall. We can make it a reality by staying healthy and getting vaccinated. On those fronts, updates below:

  • COVID-19 cases: So far, for the month of April, the College has conducted 280 tests on campus, with zero positive results.
  • Effluent testing results: Residence hall effluent testing results for last week showed negative (non-detect) results across all testing locations and samples.
  • Vaccine update: The College has placed an order for vaccine doses from Multnomah County, and we hope to be able to start vaccinating students as soon as we receive vaccine doses, and students are eligible for vaccination according to state criteria. We do not know when we will start receiving vaccine doses.

We requested the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because it is a single-dose vaccine that students could receive prior to departing campus, and students leaving campus would not need to face the challenges of getting a second, matching dose of the vaccine (as would be the case with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) after leaving campus.

If you would be interested in receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in an on-campus vaccine clinic before the end of this semester, we need you to respond to this two-question survey by Wednesday, April 14.

Thank you for taking care of yourselves and each other.

As always, WeB4Me@LC.


Robin H. Holmes-Sullivan
Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students

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