L&C is working hard to make sure that our campus community is as safe as possible this fall. Follow social distancing guidelines and check for details.

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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

    From March 23-June 29, 2020, Lewis and Clark Community College operated in a virtual environment in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. On June 29, the state entered Phase IV-Revitalization of its Restore Illinois re-opening plan, allowing the college to resume some on-campus offerings and services.

    Beginning June 29, career training students who were unable to complete hands-on training in the spring returned to campus to finish those requirements. All other summer courses remained, and will remain, online. Montessori Daycare also reopened.

    Beginning July 6, some on-campus services reopened with limited hours and staffing, while continuing to offer virtual services to limit exposure and potential harm to L&C team members, students and community members.

    On August 24, L&C welcomed students for fall semester using a hybrid approach to instruction, which utilizes a mix of hands-on and virtual learning opportunities. Fall courses are offered through five different modes of instruction, including two new modes that prioritize virtual class meetings when possible. The college is taking a number of other precautions to ensure that those who do need to be on campus can do so as safely as possible.Read more

    Stay tuned to this page for ongoing updates.

    Coming to Campus?

    For your safety and ours, we require that you fill out and submit this electronic form each day, prior to coming to campus. You will either receive clearance to proceed, or directions to contact the L&C Family Health Clinic for further instructions.

    On-Campus Services

    The following service areas are offering on-campus and virtual services. It is strongly suggested that you contact individual service before coming to campus, to confirm procedures and availability. Check back for info on relevant hours and procedures.

    Keeping L&C Safe During COVID-19

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to monitor the ongoing worldwide epidemic of the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

    Although Illinois is flattening the curve, COVID-19 is still circulating throughout the country and beyond.



    • DO NOT come to campus if you are sick!
    • You MUST wear a mask or cloth face covering while on campus, as required by state guidelines. (Disposable masks, as available, provided upon request.)
    • Respect social distancing guidelines (stay 6+ feet away from others and avoid gathering in groups).
    • Wash/sanitize your hands thoroughly and frequently, and avoid touching your face.
    • Be respectful of others.

    Who should I contact at Lewis and Clark?

    If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis/test or you have had contact with a person confirmed or diagnosed with COVID-19, please select the option below that applies to get more information about who to contact and what steps to take next.

    COVID-19 Confirmed Cases


    Current Week
    September 21 - 27
    Cumulative cases
    Since July 13, 2020
    Students 3 15
    Employees 0 2
    Total 3 17

    COVID-19 confirmed cases updated on September 25, 2020


    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.


    Information & Communications Archive

    July 9, 2020

    June 12, 2020

    • Letter from the Interim & Assistant Interim Presidents –Career training students who received "Incomplete" grades for spring due to COVID-19 and their instructors will be allowed to return to campus Monday, June 29, as the area enters Phase 4 of Illinois’ Recovery Plan. Affected students will have received an email communication in their account with more information. Other limited staff will return to campus, following specific safety protocols, as early as July 6. More information will be available soon. All summer courses will remain online for the remainder of the semester. Read the full message.

    May 29, 2020

    May 14, 2020

    May 5, 2020

    • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released the Restore Illinois Plan a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The plan is available at

    April 23, 2020

    • At his daily COVID-19 pandemic press conference, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he was going to extend the stay-at-home order through Saturday, May 30.

    April 21, 2020

    April 16, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    March 31, 2020

    • Today, Gov. Pritzker announced an extension of the statewide stay-at-home order through April 30. Lewis and Clark campuses will remain closed until the order is lifted. Online instruction will continue as planned. We will release more information as it is available.

    March 23, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    • By order of the governor of the State of Illinois, all Lewis and Clark Community College campuses will close at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, and will not re-open until the statewide "stay at home" order is lifted. All academic instruction will be moving online or rescheduled to a later date. Students, faculty and staff - watch your Lewis and Clark email account for further information over the next few days. 

    March 17, 2020

    • The Hatheway Cultural Center, including the pool, is closed through at least March 27.
    • Spring 2020 second eight-week classes have been pushed back. The start date for those classes has changed to March 30, and the refund date has changed to April 13. The withdraw date is still May 4. If you have any questions, please call the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222.
    • The Alton Area Tax Project will be doing tax pickup on Thursday and Saturday only, with plans to reopen at full capacity April 14.
    • The L&C Family Health Clinic is currently operating at a limited capacity, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering basic health services to students, faculty and staff only. The nurse practitioner is on call to help existing patients with medication refills, etc. The clinic is currently referring community patients to OSF St. Anthony’s. Please call (618) 462-2222.
    • The Technology Enhanced Learning staff is offering online office hours for students and faculty/staff from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the weeks of March 23 and March 30. For help, access the appropriate Virtual Office (Collaborate) link below.

    March 16, 2020

    • Open enrollment for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 begins today. Call or email your advisor to schedule your session. If you do not have an advisor or do not know who your advisor is, please call (618) 468-2222 or email
    • College-related events with 50 or more people through May 1, 2020 are canceled or postponed. 
    • In accordance with the Governor's statement, both the Commons and Reid Cafes will be closed indefinitely after Monday March 16, 2020.
    • For the safety of students and staff, the Student Success Center is no longer able to provide in-person tutoring. Call or email for options. more info

    March 12, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    • There are no confirmed cases of the virus in Lewis and Clark Community College District No. 536 and no individuals who are suspected of being infected. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that six additional individuals have tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total to 25 cases in the state.

    Events Canceled/Postponed

    College-related events with 50 or more people through May 30, 2020 are canceled or postponed.

    • Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy - canceled
    • The 49th Commencement ceremony - postponed (rescheduled for Dec. 20, 2020) 
    • HESI pre-entrance exam testing for Nursing - postponed (resumed in June)
    • Welding for Women courses - postponed
    • Career Signing Day - canceled 
    • On-campus dual credit meetings - canceled
    • Annual KYSS conference 2020 - postponed
    • All spring NJCAA athletic events, including games and practices - canceled
    • All in-person Student Activities sponsored events - postponed indefinitely
    • 2020 Job Fair - canceled
    • 13th Annual Trebuchet Contest - canceled
    • Honors College 2020 Spring Stay-cation - canceled