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  • Are there any known cases of COVID-19 at Lewis & Clark?

    Updated March 27, 2020

    Today the college was informed that a law student tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been on campus since March 10, when they began self-isolating after first feeling unwell.

    This is the first confirmed case among the Lewis & Clark community. Per state and federal recommendations, the individual (whose confidentiality is protected by privacy laws) is in mandatory isolation and resting at home.

    Since the student has been in self-isolation for 17 days, we believe that the risk to the community is low. We emphasize the importance of following the social-distancing mandates issued by Governor Brown and ask members of our community to be diligent in doing their part to flatten the curve and slow the rate of infection.

    Our utmost priority is the safety and well-being of our community. For more information about our response to COVID-19, please visit our FAQ.

  • How is Lewis & Clark monitoring the novel coronavirus?

    We have been monitoring the novel coronavirus since it was first reported and are continuing to develop plans to keep the community-domestically and overseas–as safe as possible. We are following public health best practices guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority. We also encourage students, faculty, and staff to routinely check the resource links in this message and the Health Promotion and Wellness blog. We will provide updated guidance as it is developed.

  • What sort of a risk is posed by COVID-19?

    Most individuals, especially young people, who experience COVID-19 have mild symptoms. Individuals who are immuno-compromised, who have underlying health conditions, or who are older are at greater risk to experience more significant complications of their condition.

  • Where can I get more information about the novel coronavirus?
  • How can I help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

    Use the same precautions you typically employ to avoid getting sick or making others sick:

    • Wash hands thoroughly and often by washing with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Alternatively, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
    • Avoid touching your face, specifically your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
    • If you feel sick, stay home and avoid close contact with others. Monitor your symptoms closely by taking your temperature at least once daily. Complimentary thermometers are available at the Health Center and Campus Safety office.
    • Avoid travelling to areas where an outbreak has occurred.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and dispose of the contaminated tissue.
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    Symptoms of COVID-19 mirror symptoms common to other respiratory infections, such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

  • How is COVID-19 transmitted?

    While much is still unknown about this strain of coronavirus, current data suggest it spreads like other respiratory viruses via droplets expelled by infected individuals coughing or sneezing, either via person-to-person contact or contact with a contaminated surface (doorknob, table, etc.)

  • What if I feel sick? What should I do if I have symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath?

    During daytime hours on weekdays, students should contact either the Health Service (503-768-7165) or their off-campus health care provider. After hours, students should contact the Nurse Consultation Service at 1-800-607-5501.

    Lewis & Clark has established a new COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Plan. Community members must follow this policy and are encouraged to self-isolate if they are experiencing a fever with either a cough or shortness of breath. Self-isolation should continue until a community member has been asymptomatic for at least 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medication. For more details, please review the isolation and quarantine plan. Monitor your symptoms closely by taking your temperature at least once daily. Complimentary thermometers are available at the Health Center and Campus Safety office.

  • How is food service on campus being affected?
    Added March 17, 2020
    In accordance with updated Oregon regulations, CDC recommendations, and current campus populations, the following changes to Bon Appetit services on campus will take effect beginning March 17:
    • Dovecote Cafe will close for the remainder of the semester after service ends at 2:30 p.m.
    • Maggie’s will close for the remainder of the semester after service ends at midnight.
    • Food for Thought at South Campus will be closed for the remainder of the semester.
    • Law School Cafe will be closed for the remainder of the semester.
    • Fields Dining Room will remain open with reduced offerings, reduced hours. We will announce those new hours as soon as possible.
    • Trail Room will remain open through the week, with service level and closure date yet to be determined.
    Fields will be operating for meal service through spring break. Hours are still being determined and will be communicated as soon as possible.
    All dining locations will be operating for takeout only, no seating will be available. We ask all guests to take their food and beverage orders out of public dining areas.
    We thank you for your understanding and patience as we work as quickly as possible with school administration to meet campus needs as we move into spring break and beyond into the rest of the semester.
  • What should I do if I have to be absent from school or work?

    The health of our students and our community is of the foremost importance. Students who must miss class due to illness should email their professors. Students who miss more than three days of class can contact Student Support Services (SSS) to request a Faculty Notification be sent to their instructors and advisor(s) notifying them of their current situation. Students may contact SSS by emailing access@lclark.edu or calling 503-768-7192. Faculty and staff who must miss work due to personal or family health concerns should email their supervisor. As always the Human Resources office is a resource for employees with questions about benefits or leave.

  • Can I use sick time to care for my child, because my child’s school or care provider is closed?

    Yes. While a child’s school or care provider is closed due to COVID-19, employees may use accrued sick and vacation leave in order to care for the child if telecommuting or other options are not viable. Please work with you supervisor and HR on your particular situation.

  • What guidance should I follow if I have work-related travel scheduled?

    Updated March 14, 2020

    College-sponsored travel by students, faculty or staff for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester is not permitted unless an exception is granted by the relevant Vice President or Dean. Exceptions will be granted only when travel is essential to the College.

     

    For purpose of this policy, “College-sponsored travel” is any travel supported by College resources, whether financial or otherwise, that involves (i) air travel, or (ii) non-air travel to conferences, seminars, meetings or other events expected to have greater than 50 persons present.

    Unapproved travel will not be eligible for expense reimbursement by the College.

  • I’m a Lewis and Clark employee who needs to come to campus to do my job. Do I need documentation to prove that I’m allowed to be going to work?

    No. The Governor’s Executive Orders do not require any type of special paperwork from your employer in order to travel to or from work. The Governor has not ordered that colleges close in the way that certain retail and recreational establishments have been ordered to close. In fact, the Governor’s Executive Orders recognize the importance of keeping colleges and universities open for online learning and for students who need to remain on campus. The Oregon State Police has issued guidance that confirms that special paperwork is not necessary if you need to come to campus to work. However, employees need to work with their supervisor to determine whether physical presence on campus is necessary.

  • How can I help?

    As part of our efforts, we are launching a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund. This fund provides support for current students, and helps with the Lewis & Clark’s unexpected costs in thes unprecedented circumstances. One of our amazing trustees has already seeded this fund with generous support. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and create the positive impact that is crucial in this challenging time. Donations can be made online here.

  • When is Watzek library open?

    Updated March 19, 2020

    Access to the library building is now restricted to Lewis & Clark students, faculty and staff.
    The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20.
    Watzek Library is moving to online-only services as of 5 p.m., Friday, March 20. After that time physical access to the building will be suspended until further notice. The Information Technology Service Desk will be available by email (itservice@lclark.edu) or by calling 503-768-7225. Students who remain on campus and need to use computers may continue to access the machines in the Dubach PC and Mac labs via 24-hour card swipe. We will share information regarding post-Spring Break library access once that decision is made.
  • CAS Students: How do I meet with my advisor?

    You can make an online appointment with your College Advisor at https://college_advising.youcanbook.me/

    For your Faculty Advisor, send an email to your advisor requesting a meeting. You need your Faculty Advisor clearance to register.

  • What is the status of varsity athletics?

    The Northwest Conference has made the decision to suspend all Northwest Conference spring sport competitions and NWC Championship events, effective immediately, until further notice.

    This decision has been made in consultation with our President Council and member institutions in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, campus personnel, working and event personnel and all those who attend Northwest Conference events.

    Those teams currently on the road may complete those events and then return to campus. Those teams that have not yet departed shall suspend immediately.

  • What should I do if I have international travel plans?

    International travel is discouraged. We are aware that many employees and students travel over spring break, and may already be planning summer travel. The CDC is currently monitoring COVID-19 and provides international travel advisories. We also recommend visiting the U.S. Department of State’s website for travel warnings and restrictions. There are three levels of CDC advisories:

    • Watch Level 1: Travelers should practice usual precautions, but the CDC does not recommend canceling or postponing travel.
    • Alert Level 2: Travelers who are older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.
    • Warning Level 3: Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel. As of March 12, 2020, China, South Korea, Iran, and most of Europe are the countries and regions to which this advisory applies, but this is subject to change.

    Additionally, we advise all community members to refrain from traveling to or through any country with a Level 3 advisory. Even transiting through such a country could result in unwelcome travel restrictions.

  • Will I still be able to get the balance of my work-study financial aid award?

    All federal work-study students, Lewis & Clark work-study students, and graduate assistants will be paid for the remainder of their spring-semester shifts, whether they actually work them or not.

    Supervisors should work with their students to create an accounting of hours that would have been worked and then share that information with Human Resources. Work-study students should reach out to their supervisors if they haven’t already discussed the matter with them. Other student employees who are not working will not be paid.

  • CAS Students: What are the new deadlines for students in Spring 2020?

    April 24 - Deadline for submission of CR/NC form

    April 24 - Deadline for submission of the individual course withdrawal form

  • CAS Students: What about taking an incomplete?

    Incompletes should only be used when, near the end of the semester, a small number of assignments or the final exam are not completed. You should talk to your instructor to see if this option makes sense. Incompletes should be submitted by your instructor before the final exam period.

  • CAS Students: Can I take CORE 107 CR/NC? Can I withdraw from CORE 107?

     

    For the Spring 2020 semester, students will be allowed to take CORE 107 CR/NC. If you earn CR for CORE 107, you will have completed the requirement.

    Students may withdraw from CORE 107 during Spring 2020, but should do so only when necessary. Students who withdraw must fulfill the requirement in the next enrolled semester by successfully completing a course that satisfies the Bibliographic Research and Writing requirement and submitting a course substitution request. Students may not apply to participate in an Overseas or Off-campus Program until they have satisfied the CORE 107 requirement.

  • CAS Students: Will taking CR/NC affect my athletic eligibility?

     

    Varsity athletic eligibility would only be impacted if your grades this semester put you on academic standing of probation or suspension.

  • CAS Students: Will taking CR/NC affect my financial aid?

     

    In most cases, taking one or more courses CR/NC in Spring 2020 will not impact your eligibility to receive financial aid in the future unless you are currently on financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) warning or are receiving financial aid on an approved petition/academic plan which requires you to raise your cumulative GPA above 2.0. In these cases, you may find raising your cumulative GPA might take more time since CR/NC courses will not be calculated in the cumulative GPA. If you are currently on SAP warning or have GPA benchmarks you must meet to maintain your financial aid and wish to take courses CR/NC, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid to explore how this may impact your eligibility for future financial aid.

    CR/NC grades might impact outside scholarships or other programs such as good driver discounts; you should contact those programs to inquire about their policies.

  • CAS Students: Will taking CR/NC affect my academic standing?

    CR/NC grades are not part of the calculation of your GPA. If you have more than 12 graded credits this semester, your academic standing will be assessed as usual. If you decide to take all of your classes CR/NC, then whatever standing you were on before will continue. Your situation may be more complicated if you have a mix of graded and CR/NC credits with less than 12 graded credits. In that case, you should consult with your advisor to make sure that you don’t progress to a more severe academic standing.

  • CAS Students: If I switch a course to CR/NC and then do better than expected is it possible to switch back before the deadline?

    No. Once you and your instructor have completed your CR/NC form and submitted it to the registrar, it will not be possible to change back. Please be sure to seek advice–from instructors, advisors, and others–before submitting your CR/NC form.

  • CAS Students: Should I take the CR/NC option? What are the benefits and drawbacks?

    We strongly recommend talking with the instructor and your advisors before selecting the CR/NC option. Students often overestimate the impact of one course grade on their cumulative GPA. You may be doing better in the course than you think! Also, students and faculty should note that a CR grade requires earning a C or better (see graphic to the left). Students concerned with earning less than a C should stick with a letter grade or, if concerned with low grade or failing, should consider withdrawing from the course.

  • CAS Students: If I want to change a course to CR/NC, what should I do?

     

    Complete the CR/NC form through “Step 1” and email it to your course instructor using your lclark email account. The instructor will send the completed form to the registrar’s office and will cc: you.

  • CAS Students: What are the changes in academic policy for the Spring 2020 academic semester?

    In order to give students increased flexibility, the College has enacted the following changes for the Spring 2020 academic semester:

    CR/NC

    • Students may choose a CR/NC option for any of their classes this semester.
    • Courses taken CR/NC in SP2020 may apply to General Education requirements and to Major requirements.
    • Students are given until Friday, April 24 to decide whether to change their grade option to CR/NC.

    Withdrawal

    • Students are given until Friday, April 24 to withdraw from individual courses.
  • Is the Office of Spiritual Life still operating? How can I still connect to what’s going on?

    In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic- as during any crisis big or small- the staff members of the spiritual life office are available for student support and consultation. Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley is the only spiritual life staff member who is full-time, so he is often the one who responds to urgent needs. Mark’s office phone number is 503-768-7085, and his email is duntley@lclark.edu

    Spiritual life staff are very willing to meet online with students for conversation and spiritual consultation. Some of our staff may be available for in-person meetings as well when proper health-safety measures can be assured. The general contact email is spirituallife@lclark.edu

    Most in-person small groups, services, and gatherings are currently cancelled until further notice. That being said, here is what we can currently report about the “remote” offerings we have in the works now:

    1. Meditation is a weekly offering of our spiritual life office. The current plan is to continue these Thursday afternoon meditation sessions, although they will probably move to a remote platform and will not take place in the meditation room for the foreseeable future. It’s possible that additional meditation sessions may be added or that the schedule will be modified. Students can contact Jeanne Lilly (jlilly@lclark.edu) to inquire or to ask to join an online meditation session.
    2. The On Being discussion group has been meeting every other Wednesday over dinner to discuss “the big questions of life.” Hilary Martin Himan (hmhiman@lclark.edu) is coordinating these discussion opportunities, and is in the process of exploring how to do this using a remote/online platform. Students interested in participating and talking about these big questions in light of the pandemic can contact Hilary.
    3. The LC Hillel (Jewish) group plans to provide a variety of student-produced videos on their social media platforms along with some virtual programming, There will be a calendar of “events” coming soon, and students can connect to Hillel through the contact information below or the website: www.pdxhillel.org
    4. A few of the other spiritual life groups may be continuing to “meet” via online platforms in the coming weeks. Students are always welcome to these groups and as scheduling develops we will let you know.
    5. Later in the semester our office is once again committed to assisting Muslim students during Ramadan with the logistics of getting morning and evening meals during fasting, and with scheduling accommodations during their final exams while they are fasting.

    Below is a list of the names and emails of our spiritual life staff members, along with the focus of their work.

    Mark Duntley (dean): duntley@lclark.edu -direct dial office phone is 503-768-7082

    Jeanne Lilly (contemplative life and meditation): jlilly@lclark.edu

    Hilary Martin Himan (spiritual que(e)ry, muslim student association, On Being discussions): hmhiman@lclark.edu

    Anne LeChevallier (Catholic students): amlechevallier@lclark.edu

    Leah Chasin and Hannah Sherman (Hillel): leah@pdxhillel.org and hannah@pdxhillel.org

    John Werst (Pioneer Christian Fellowship): jwerst@lclark.edu

    David Kremmel (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) davkremmel@gmail.com

  • Will the Health Service remain open?

    The Health Service will remain open, both during and after spring break, for all students who are able to come into our clinic. However, our services will be slightly different. Here is a summary of those changes:

    • It is CRITICAL that ALL students CALL into the Health Service (503-768-7165) BEFORE they come in to the Health Service, so that we can triage them effectively and use our resources wisely.
    • Consistent with medical practice in the community, we will be reducing or eliminating some of our “routine” health care services (e.g., reproductive health care exams, physical exams), in order to decrease the number of patients circulating through our clinic, and decrease any possible patient exposure to COVID-19.
    • We are investigating the possibility of using telehealth appointments after spring break.
    • We do have the capacity to test currently. However, we are following Oregon Health Authority advice on whom to test, and the criteria for testing is currently quite restrictive.

    Anytime the Health Service is closed, students who want to consult with a medical professional about their symptoms should contact our Nurse Consultation Service at 1-800-607-5501.

    Students should check our website for all of our latest updates, including hours and services: https://www.lclark.edu/offices/health_service/

    For insurance questions please refer to the website: https://www.lclark.edu/offices/health_service/insurance/

  • Are College Outdoors trips cancelled?

    Yes, unfortunately all trips for the remainder of the academic year have been cancelled.

  • Will mail services and the print center be open?

    Starting Monday, March 23, Mail Services will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be limited delivery/pick-up across campus daily. Faculty and staff should contact Stephanie Takashima (stakashima@lclark.edu) to discuss departmental needs regarding deliveries and interoffice pick-up. The office may also close for short periods of time when making deliveries.

    The Print Center will be closed until further notice. Please contact Stephanie if you have any critical print center needs.

  • Law Students: What is Boley Library’s schedule?

    Boley Law Library is moving to online-only services as of 8 p.m., Friday, March 20. The library and Wood Hall study rooms, classrooms and LRC will not be available to students at least through spring break. We will share information regarding post-Spring Break access once that decision is made.

  • Students: What about note-taking accommodations?
    • CAS & Grad: Students who have been receiving notes as an accommodation will continue to receive notes for online lectures. Please contact Ashley Lookenhouse, SSS Notetaker Coordinator at notetaking@lclark.edu if you have questions.

    • Law : Notetakers will take notes during remote class sessions and notes will be delivered to accommodated students per the usual process.

    If you have questions regarding how your accommodations will be facilitated in your new online learning environment contact Student Support Services by calling 503-768-7192 or emailing access@lclark.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online.

  • CAS Students: How will exam accommodations be handled?

    The SSS Testing Center will be closed from Wednesday, March 18 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. CAS faculty will offer exam accommodations to students who have approved accommodations with our office.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding exam accommodations, please contact us at access@lclark.edu.

  • How is student health insurance accommodating COVID-19-related needs?

    PacificSource—the carrier for the Lewis & Clark student health insurance plan— is eliminating out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and diagnosis (testing and diagnosis is covered at 100% when in-network) and related visits for their members. (Applicable diagnosis codes: B97.29, Z03.818, Z20.828 and U07.1)

    If diagnosed and additional treatment is required, those services would be considered based on the plan benefits.

    PacificSource will allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs, in addition to covering immunizations when made available.

     

    The PacificSource provider network includes more than 46,300 in-network practitioners and facilities in Idaho, Montana, and Oregon, and in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Washington.

    If student subscribers need care outside of these network areas, a robust national network of providers is available through the First Health and First Choice Health networks. Visit this website to find an in-network provider in the United States.

    Specific questions about your coverage? Call PacificSource at 541-225-2741 or 855-274-9814.

  • CAS Students: Can students still meet with a SAAB tutor?

    SAAB Tutoring will continue for spring semester, with tutors offering options for meeting remotely. From the website students can review a list of courses with tutors or request a tutor.

  • Is the Interactive Learning Center still open?

    The Interactive Learning Center in Miller 211 provides eight desktop computers and a fully wired mobile classroom for faculty and students. Peer language tutoring and online office hours with Language Assistants continue to be offered. Please contact Blair Orfall at ilc@lclark.edu.

  • Can students still get tutoring at SQRC and the Writing Center?

    Students can self-enroll in the Moodle page called SQRC. This course contains multiple forums set up for various classes the SQRC sees questions from. Students can click on the forum for the course they want, post a question as a discussion topic, and tutors will respond. Tutors will continue to work the same hours they would in the physical center, but will instead be present on Moodle watching for new questions.

    The Writing Center remains open and available for two forms of online help:

    • Appointments with peer tutors can be made by emailing a request to writing@lclark.edu. We’ll work with you individually to find a time and format works for you. After spring break, peer tutors will return to hosting regular drop-in hours in a new online forum. Instructions for “dropping in” will be posted on our website.
    • Appointments with the director, John Holzwarth, can be made using the appointments link on our website: https://college.lclark.edu/academics/support/writing_center/.

    For now, all appointments will be conducted by video conference. Please do not hesitate to reach out for help, and feel free to email writing@lclark.edu with any questions or requests at all.

  • What if I need to talk to someone in Student Support Services (SSS)?

    If you have questions regarding academic accommodations or general academic support please contact Student Support Services by calling 503-768-7192 or emailing access@lclark.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online. Phone and Zoom appointments are available with SSS Staff members, if needed.

  • CAS Students: What about selling used textbooks back to the bookstore?

    March 23, 2020

    If you are staying in Portland, you can bring your books to sell during the last two weeks of the semester when the bookstore can offer you the best price. Otherwise, the bookstore is happy to buy back books all through the year.

    Note that the physical bookstore is currently closed, with a tentative plan to reopen on Monday, April 6. Email sm8259@bncollege.com or mkellar@lclark.edu or visit online: https://lclark.bncollege.com/shop/lclark/home.

  • CAS Students: How do I return my rented textbooks?

    The bookstore says:

    If you need to keep your books until the end of the semester, that is 100% OKAY. We will send you a shipping label for you to return your books in the mail. They need to be shipped all together and as soon as finals are done.

    International Students - please see the bookstore to discuss your plans.

    Most importantly, we are here to support you! Let us know how we can help. Call 503-768-7880 or email sm8259@bncollege.com or mkellar@lclark.edu. The physical bookstore is closed, with a tentative plan to reopen on Monday, April 6.

  • Is the undergraduate campus bookstore open?

    March 23, 2020

    The physical bookstore is closed as of March 24, with a tentative plan to reopen on Monday, April 6. In the meantime, please visit the bookstore online: https://lclark.bncollege.com/shop/lclark/home

  • How do I return a library book?

    Students who checkout Lewis & Clark or Summit materials will have until classes resume on campus to return them (even if that is not until fall).

  • What are the Career Center hours and how do I make an appointment?

    For the rest of the spring semester, the Career Center will still be open and you can make an appointment by visiting https://college.lclark.edu/student_life/career_development/. The Career Center has been conducting non face to face meetings for some time, so they are ready to expand their online work with students.

  • CAS Students: Has registration changed?

    Registration for Fall semester 2020 will be the same as it has been for years. Go to https://college.lclark.edu/offices/registrar/online_registration/ for instructions and your registration will be online exactly as before. You will have to be cleared to register by your faculty advisor.

  • CAS Students: How do I withdraw from a course?

    You can find the course withdrawal form at https://college.lclark.edu/live/files/24566-course-withdrawal-formpdf. Fill out the form and email it to reg@lclark.edu. This email must be sent from your Lewis & Clark (lclark) email account. You should complete this by April 3.

  • CAS Students: I need to declare my major before registration and I can’t get my advisor’s signature. What do I do?

    March 20, 2020

    Your major declaration can be handled online. Go to https://college.lclark.edu/offices/registrar/ and follow the directions you find there.

  • Can the Pioneer Express or other shuttle help me get to the airport?

    Starting, Monday, March 16, the Pioneer Express will stop at SW 10th and Salmon in downtown Portland. From there, it is easy to transfer to the MAX Red Line (light rail) at the Library/SW 9th Ave Station to the airport. The Red Line takes about 45 minutes to get to PDX from there. So this option may help if you have a flight that leaves noon or after.

    We are also working on setting up a smaller shuttle system that will take students directly to the airport starting on Monday. Details to come.

  • What is the policy on travel sponsored by Lewis & Clark?

    Updated March 14, 2020

    College-sponsored travel by students, faculty or staff for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester is not permitted unless an exception is granted by the relevant Vice President or Dean. Exceptions will be granted only when travel is essential to the College.

    For purpose of this policy, “College-sponsored travel” is any travel supported by College resources, whether financial or otherwise, that involves (i) air travel, or (ii) non-air travel to conferences, seminars, meetings or other events expected to have greater than 50 persons present.

    Unapproved travel will not be eligible for expense reimbursement by the College.

  • What is happening with events on campus?

    Updated March 17, 2020

    All in-person campus events expected to include more than 25 persons are canceled, and no further such events may be scheduled or held during the Spring 2020 semester, unless an exception is granted by the CFO/Vice President of Operations. Exceptions will be granted only when an event is essential to the College and if adequate social distancing and health measures can be implemented.

    Organizers of events expected to include 25 or fewer persons are encouraged to strongly consider whether the event should be canceled or modified in a way to best accomplish social distancing (e.g., conducted remotely, conducted by breaking into smaller groups, conducted in a larger room to allow greater personal distance, etc.)

  • Is Lewis & Clark increasing its cleaning and disinfecting efforts?

    Additional cleaning of high-contact areas and surfaces may slow the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, we have begun enhanced cleaning of all high-traffic areas, including academic buildings, residence halls, and the Templeton Student Center.

    Additionally, Lewis & Clark has instructed all staff and faculty to contribute to the cleaning effort by wiping down personal surfaces such as desks, keyboards, and door handles.

  • How is COVID-19 affecting Overseas and Off-Campus Study programs?

    Updated March 17, 2020

    The Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Office has now canceled all spring semester programs and is working with those students who have not already done so to return home. Overseas Programs is working with students to complete their coursework remotely.

  • Where can I find the latest from Lewis & Clark’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness?

    Please visit the blog for the latest posts, listed in reverse chronological order.

  • Whom should I contact if I still have questions?

    If you still have questions after reviewing this FAQ, we encourage you to contact the appropriate office or email questions to COVID19info@lclark.edu.