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Update:

In accordance with the Illinois State mandate, masks are required on L&C campuses and vaccinations or weekly testing is required for team members and students. Visit www.lc.edu/coronavirus for information on submitting vaccine documentation and free testing on campus.

  • COVID-19 Testing on Campus

    In accordance with the state mandate, unvaccinated team members and students must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing to be allowed on campus. This applies to anyone not fully vaccinated (two weeks from final shot) as of Sept. 19. 

    If you become fully vaccinated, you will no longer be required to submit to testing. If you are fully remote or online, you will also not be required to test.

    Login to testing portal to register your account, schedule testing and receive test results.

    Shield Testing Portal

    Who can & cannot get tested?

    Lewis and Clark is providing free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic, not fully-vaccinated team members and students ONLY.

    • If you are a team member or student who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you must remain off campus and contact the Family Health Clinic immediately. Consult your physician or another testing location to report your symptoms and schedule a time to test.
    • If you are not a team member or a student, please visit the IDPH website for local testing options.
    • The college is currently not testing vaccinated individuals or individuals who are 100% online or remote.

    Testing Procedure: Saliva-Based PCR Test

    Beginning Oct. 11, Lewis and Clark will begin to offer the Shield saliva-based testing on the Godfrey Campus. This new test takes only minutes to complete and your results will be sent to you through the portal 12-24 hours after testing.

    We will offer this testing at the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville beginning the week of October 18. All the information you need to know about this testing is included in the links below.

    A few things to note with the Shield saliva-based testing:

    • You will need to register and create an account in the Shield portal in advance of any testing (please see the link to instructions above).
    • This new test takes only minutes to complete – your results will be sent to you through the portal 12-24 hours after testing.
    • You cannot eat, drink, smoke, or chew one hour before testing without risking a rejected, invalid or inconclusive test result. If your test result is returned invalid or inconclusive, you will be asked to retest for the week.
    • If you are receiving your weekly testing at an alternative testing location, you will still be responsible for uploading your weekly testing information; if you are testing on campus, your proof of testing and results will be shared with the College for compliance purposes and you will no longer be responsible for uploading your proof of testing weekly.
    • We will begin offering this saliva-based testing on the Godfrey Campus beginning October 11; We will offer this testing at the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville beginning the week of October 18.

    Setting up an account and scheduling your appointments

    • Registration - Carefully, follow the instructions attached to set up your account. Go to the Shield Illinois website:https://shieldillinoisportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx. When prompted to log in, select “Create an account”. You will be prompted to enter an agency code which is listed below.
      • Lewis and Clark Agency Code: u89nkn7d
    • Once you enter the agency code, an Online Registration form (which denotes Lewis and Clark Community College) will prompt you to complete. Fill out the form, including the consent form, and click submit to finalize your registration in the portal. Following submission, you will receive a special code via text and an email to confirm your identity. You will need to enter the code provided to complete your registration.
    • Locations and Testing Times - After you have set up your account, you can select the location in which you would like to test. Please note that appointment times and locations are listed below. This may not be reflected in the SHIELD appointment system as they are backlogged with changes so it is taking some time for changes to be made. 

    Godfrey Campus Testing Site– Starting Monday, October 11

    River Bend Arena 209

    Monday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Wednesday 4 – 6 p.m.
    Thursday 4 – 6 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 p.m.

    Edwardsville Campus Location Hours – Starting Tuesday, October 18

    Tuesday 4 – 6 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday 8 – 11:30 a.m.

    *Due to the unknown number of individuals who will need to be tested and our current level of staffing available to administer the test, testing times may vary. Appointments are required.*


    There are 250 appointments available per day. You must make a new appointment each week that you will require testing.

    Prepare for Your Appointment

    • Bring a photo ID with you.
    • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew one hour before testing or you risk a rejected, invalid or inconclusive test result. If your test result is returned invalid or inconclusive, you will be asked to retest for the week.
    • Wear your mask indoors, and observe social distancing protocols.
    • Enter River Bend Arena at the main entrance, and turn left to go down the hall. 
    • A team member will greet you at the check-in table, check your photo ID, ensure your status in the system as a current student or team member, and ask you to sign a test consent waiver. Please note: if you do not consent to testing, you will still be responsible to provide your weekly test results from another location through the upload link below in order to remain compliant with the state mandate. 
    • When you have finished your test, you may leave. your results will be sent to you through the portal 12-24 hours after testing and your proof of testing and results will be shared with the College for compliance purposes. If you are receiving your weekly testing at an alternative testing location, you will still be responsible for uploading your weekly testing information.

    Submit an Outside COVID-19 Test Result

    You are not required to test at our location, but outside tests must meet the following criteria to be accepted: 

    • Diagnostic tests only. Diagnostic tests come in two forms: molecular tests and antigen tests. Well-known examples of these tests are the RT-PCR test (diagnostic) and Rapid Tests (antigen) and would include Shield and Quidel QuickVue SARS antigen tests. In contrast, antibody tests should not be used to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection, as these types of tests simply identify the presence of antibodies in an individual’s immune system and suggest a prior infection.
    • Performed by a lab or by a healthcare professional. The documentation must include where the test was performed and include information such as the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test.
    • Current results only. The test must show a specimen collection date and results before Friday at 4:30 p.m. of the current week.
    • Results must identify you by name and one additional identifier. The results must list the person’s name and at least one additional identifier. Additional identifiers could include, but are not limited to date of birth, age, and student ID or Driver’s License number.

    Submit Your Test Proof & Results

    What if I have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days?

    The mandate does not provide a testing or vaccine exemption for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 previously. We are currently working on aligning our approach with CDC guidance regarding this issue. However, regardless of your COVID-19 status, you will be required to either become fully vaccinated or test weekly. We encourage those with this status to please work with our COVID-19 Coordinator at (618) 468-6818 to best assess and advise you in compliance with this mandate.