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.

  • 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.
  • Masks will be required in indoor public spaces on campus for all community members, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated. If you’re fully vaccinated, you can take your mask off in private spaces—like in a study cubicle when there is no one around—but be mindful of when it’s appropriate to wear a mask. Even if you're fully vaccinated, always keep your mask with you and put it on if there are several people gathered around you. Unvaccinated individuals always need to wear a mask inside on 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.

Required COVID-19 testing

Unvaccinated individuals are required to test weekly for COVID-19 until they are fully vaccinated or if they have an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

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. Testing appointments are made through the FLC App or Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment; be sure to choose FLC Stadium Parking Lot as your testing location.

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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.

WEEKLY SNAPSHOT Active positives Tests processed
Aug. 23-27, 2021 12 765
Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021 17 919
Sept. 6-10, 2021 6 398
Sept. 13-17, 2021 15 527
Sept. 20-24, 2021 11 876
Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2021 12 823
Oct. 4-8, 2021 9 879
Oct. 11-15, 2021 7 674
Oct. 18-22, 2021 5 423
Oct. 25-29, 2021 11 386
Nov. 1-5, 2021 16 110
Nov. 8-12, 2021 22 705
Nov. 15-19, 2021 11 296
Nov. 22-26, 2021 6 87


SEMESTER TOTALS Fall 2021 Spring 2021
Tests administered 8,823 10,759
Total positives 153 145

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. 

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Get tested if you are symptomatic or think you’ve been exposed.
  • Practice six feet of physical distancing between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings and, if you're unvaccinated, in large outdoor crowds.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid nonessential travel.
  • 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.

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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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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