Getting to a new normal 

While COVID-19 infections have decreased, Fort Lewis College is committed to the well-being of our community. To maintain this commitment, we must continue to follow best practices for public health, including staying home when you are sick, testing for COVID-19 when you are experiencing symptoms, following isolation and quarantine protocols when your test positive for COVID-19 and wearing a mask when necessary.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

The La Plata County Fairgrounds is no longer providing community testing for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, free at-home rapid tests are available at San Juan Basin Public Health's front desk. You can take up to four test kits per person with two tests per kit, up to 8 tests total.

San Juan Basin Public Health
281 Sawyer Dr., STE 300
Durango, CO 81303

For more information, please visit the San Juan Basin Public Health website

The federal government is distributing free test kits mailed to you for a limited time at

You can get free at-home rapid tests for COVID-19 in the hallway outside the Student Health Center and in the lobby/waiting area of the Student Health Center, located in Skyhawk Station, while supplies last. There is a limit of one box per person. Each box contains two tests.

Students can test at the FLC Health Center located inside Skyhawk Station. There is a $25 office visit fee, but the test is free.


Braille and Podcast Covid-19 communication

In October 2021, our innovative proposal ‘Using Multi-media to Design Socio-Culturally Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccine Communication at FLC’ was awarded a mini-grant by the college. Through student research and inter-departmental collaborations by Dr. Tapati Dutta, Public Health; Elvira England, Teaching and Learning Services; and Sarah Malin, Disability Services, relevant COVID-19 vaccination communication was transformed into Braille code.

Braille COVID-19 vaccination communication is available for public check out during office hours in the Accessibility Resource Center in Reed Library

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At FLC, the health and safety of the campus community are the responsibility of everyone. It is important to seek facts, not fear regarding COVID-19; help communicate accurate information and show your care for each other. While students are required to upload their vaccination card or their exemption form to the Health Center, that information is not shared with faculty, staff, or other students. This is to protect the student's health information and discourage discrimination.
Our community members are expected to treat each other with respect, regardless of health or vaccination status. Not any one racial or ethnic population is susceptible to illness or is prone to spreading illness.

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