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.

  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces and while 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. This policy applies to all visitors, employees, and students.
  • To access campus, students and employees must show a Green Health Pass on the FLC App when arriving at classes or when using other campus services. 
  • La Plata County COVID-19 DialSafer at Home Level Blue.

Required COVID-19 testing

Reentry testing

All students and employees returning to campus were required to complete a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result prior to attending in-person classes on Feb. 1.

Random mandatory testing

In addition to mandatory testing before returning to campus, all students and employees who engage on campus are required to participate in random testing throughout the Spring Semester.

Free COVID-19 Testing at FLC

Fort Lewis College offers free COVID-19 testing for all students and employees. The testing site is located at the FLC Stadium Parking Lot. Click on the link below to view available appointments and register for a test.

Register for Testing

COVID-19 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.

Daily summary

For the most up-to-date count on active positives and tests administered, click on the bars below.

WEEKLY SNAPSHOT Active positives Tests processed
Jan. 17-23, 2021 6 263
Jan. 24-30, 2021 9 1,682
Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2021 12 485
Feb. 7-13, 2021 13 520
Feb. 14-20, 2021 10 95
Feb. 21-27, 2021 16 1,185
Feb. 28-March 6, 2021 16 688
March 7-13, 2021 10 665
March 14-20, 2021 12 697
March 21-27, 2021 13 685
March 28-April 3, 2021 16 562
April 4-10, 2021 35 771
April 11-17, 2021 34 824
April 18-24, 2021 23 702
April 25-May 1, 2021 15 593


SEMESTER TOTALS Spring 2021 Fall 2020
Tests administered 10,758 9,693
Total positives 145 185

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

Take care of yourself and your fellow Skyhawks

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in surrounding communities, 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.
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowds.
  • 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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