Coronavirus Updates and Important Information

Fort Lewis College is actively monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado and taking proactive measures to ensure the health and well-being of each member of our community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Admission is now offering online and in-person tours. See Campus Visit options.
  • Masks, either multi-layered cloth or surgical, are required while on the Fort Lewis College campus. This policy applies to all visitors, employees, and students in all indoor offices, meetings, and classes, and while meeting in or traveling through centralized outdoor areas of campus. Face shields may be worn as an additional layer of protection but are not a replacement for masks. Buffs, neck gaiters, and bandanas are not permitted as masks. 

COVID Testing Data

As faculty, staff, and students learn and work in-person on campus, we have hired a third party vendor to conduct COVID-19 tests for our community. Here is the most recent data: 

  • 6,208 tests administered
  • 6,059 tests processed
  • 14 active positives
  • 48 total positives

Up-to-date as of: Oct. 30, 2020

For more information about coronavirus in our community, please visit the San Juan Basin Public Health website

Fall 2020 info

In-person instruction began August 24, and we're thrilled to feel the buzz of students on campus again! Our operations for the semester include in-person instruction and all of your favorite activities, but with safety measures in place, like masks and distancing, to keep our community healthy. The Skyhawk community cares - respect and protect each other's well being!


Take care of yourself and your fellow Skyhawks

In order to continue with in-person instruction, we each need to adhere to our pillars of virus mitigation while we are both on and off campus. 

  • Practice physical distancing: Maintain at least six feet distance between yourself and others.
  • Safely cover your face with a mask when in public.
  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

COVID-19 symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Individuals with these symptoms and potential exposure to coronavirus are advised to stay home except to get medical care. Call the campus Health Center at 970-247-7355 for guidance.

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It is important to seek facts, not fear regarding COVID-19. Help communicate accurate information and show your care for each other. Not any one racial or ethnic population is susceptible to illness or is prone to spreading illness.

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