Policies, Procedures, and Protocols

The Lewis & Clark campus is open to members of the public. All visitors to campus are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted, and proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible for a booster) may be required for visitors attending college events, such as athletic events, lectures, performances, and receptions. Visitors should self-monitor for COVID-like symptoms before coming to campus, and should not come to campus if they have any of these symptoms. All visitors are also subject to face covering requirements that might apply to specific events or locations on campus.

Students with questions about the vaccination policy, including qualified exemptions, should refer to our Student COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Student COVID-19 Vaccination Policy FAQ.

Employees: Upload proof of your vaccination and booster status to Workday following this guidance. You can review the employee vaccination policy here. Employees with questions should email Heyke Kirkendall-Baker (hkirkendall-baker@lclark.edu).

There are no modifications to Lewis & Clark’s standard travel policies at this time.

All Lewis & Clark community members engaged in international or cruise ship travel are expected to follow federal guidance for such travel. Those traveling are responsible for understanding and complying with any testing requirements associated with their upcoming travel.

Lewis & Clark is not currently engaged in widespread surveillance testing. We reserve the right to reinstate a surveillance testing program if circumstances warrant doing so. Any student, faculty, or staff member who fails to comply with a request from the college to undergo COVID testing is subject to disciplinary action.

Mask-wearing is generally optional on the Lewis & Clark campus. However, masks remain required for anybody who has been exposed as a close contact of a person with COVID within the last ten days and for anybody who has tested positive for COVID in the last ten days. Masks are also required in health and wellness services offices.

We always encourage anyone who wants or needs to maintain a high level of protection to continue masking based on their own needs and judgment. For members of our community who are themselves vulnerable or live with people vulnerable to severe illness, proper masking is an essential way to minimize the risk of transmission.

Faculty members may establish their own classroom expectations regarding mask wearing in their classroom or laboratories.

Given that masks are required in certain situations on campus, and they may be required in particular classrooms, every student is required to have in their residence a supply of masks to allow them to comply with these requirements.

Masks for community members remain available at the bookstore and at various locations on campus. Contact covid19info@lclark.edu if you need assistance obtaining masks.

Our vaccination and booster requirements also apply at Lewis & Clark events. Proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible for a booster), or proof of a negative COVID test conducted within the previous 24 hours, may be required for visitors 12 years and age and older attending college athletic events, lectures, performances, and receptions.

Any event sponsored or organized by a student club shall work with the Office of Student Engagement on the decision to require proof of vaccination and boosters or masks. All other event organizers are able to make the decision to require proof of vaccination and boosters or masks. Lewis & Clark College reserves the right to overrule the event coordinators’ decisions.

For information about the requirements for a specific event, see that event’s listing on our events calendar. Contact the event’s organizer with questions.

Students with underlying health conditions or who are immunocompromised and who believe they may require an accommodation are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Accessibility. Employees with underlying health conditions or who are immunocompromised and who believe they may require an accommodation are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Human Resources.