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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

    Lewis and Clark seeks to ensure a safe and healthy teaching and learning environment for all, and we ask that all Trailblazers do their part to contribute to that effort.

    Masks on Campus

    The college’s leadership and the COVID Response Team strongly encourage mask wearing and mutual respect for our team members, students, and visitors regardless of their choice to wear a mask indoors. Masks, hand sanitizer and other PPE are available at the Family Health Clinic. For questions about PPE, contact the clinic at (618) 468-6800.

    Vaccinations Highly Recommended for All Team Members and Students

    Vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within or community and reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus. The college recommends vaccinations for all team members and students.

    There are three vaccines that are safe and available for FREE in our communities - Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna are fully FDA approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine in some situations. Visit or contact your local health department to find vaccine availability near you.

    Find out when you can get your booster by visiting the this link The tool on this website will help you decide about getting COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

    Team Members

    In order to be eligible for “paid administrative leave” for COVID-related reasons, a team member (part-time or full-time) must be fully-vaccinated. Please click the button below to learn more about what is required to be fully-vaccinated or upload your vaccination documentation.

    Team members may also add additional booster shot information into this form at any time so that the College will have this information proactively should the IDPH revise the definition of “fully-vaccinated” at any time in the future.

    Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccination Records

    Other Safety Precautions

    • Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation - L&C will follow strict hygiene and cleaning regimens as recommended by the CDC. We encourage regular hand washing and will provide hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes in all common spaces, including classrooms, dining areas, and student lounges. We've also installed special air purifiers to improve ventilation and air quality across campus. 
    • Social Distancing - When possible, L&C encourages social distance from others while on campus. 
    • Remote Work/Attendance Practices - L&C will continue to offer classes through several modals of teaching and support flexible remote work schedules where possible.

    Before Coming to Campus

    What you can do to keep yourself and others safe:

    • DO NOT come to campus if you are sick!
    • Respect social distancing guidelines.
    • Wash/sanitize your hands thoroughly and frequently, and avoid touching your face.
    • Get vaccinated or boosted and stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Disposable masks are available upon request at the Family Health Clinic. By calling (618) 468-6800 or stop by Monday – Friday. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
    • Be respectful of others.

    What If I Have Symptoms, Have Tested Positive or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19?

    Lewis and Clark Community College is the following the updated guidelines and recommendations of the CDC.  Please contact the COVID Tracing Team via text at (618) 468-6818 with ALL questions related to COVID-19.

    Select the option below that best applies to get more information on next steps.

    You may receive an LC Alert to notify you if you are exposed or potentially exposed while on campus with additional instructions. Please log into LC Alert with your email address and password to ensure your contact information is accurate and up to date. If you have issues, contact us at

    Confirmed Cases on Campus


    Current Week
    Jan. 23-29
    Cumulative cases
    Since Jul. 13, 2020
    Students 2 305
    Team Members 1 218
    Others on Campus 0 40
    Total 3 563

    COVID-19 confirmed cases and quarantine information updated on Feb. 1, 2023
    * due to weekly testing requirements, the number of positive cases may include previously reported cases.

    State & Local Information

    Staying informed is critical. Make sure you're getting your information from reputable sources.

    For info on the State of Illinois or your local community's response to the coronavirus pandemic, updated cases and community resources, please check the links below or contact your county's health department.