COVID-19 Ongoing Response

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We know that in-person education is what we do best and provides the greatest benefit to our students. Lewis & Clark is committed to fulfilling its educational mission while keeping the community safe.

To achieve and maintain this balance, we need the cooperation of all community members. In the pages, links, and answers below, you will find key information on a range of topics relevant to operations during the pandemic.

Our approaches follow the guidance from the Office of Governor Kate Brown JD ’85, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All students, staff, faculty, and community members should follow the Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance on COVID-19 at all times. 

Please see our Reporting and Notification page for the status of any COVID-19 cases on our campus and, should the need arise, our Contingency Plan for Going Virtual: A Framework for Decision-Making.

Per Governor Brown’s executive order 20-28, the College has prepared a COVID-19 Health and Safety Operational Plan, dated August 31, 2020. The plan contains much the same information as is found on this website.

We will continue to update this site as new information becomes available. So please bookmark this page and check back in regularly. 


Please direct concerns or questions regarding the implementation and enforcement of Lewis & Clark’s reopening plans to David Reese, Vice President and Chief of Staff, at