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.

  • Individuals who self-attest that they have been fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask indoors. In alignment with the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, proper distancing, regular COVID-19 testing, and masks are mandatory for all individuals who have not been fully vaccinated, indoors and when physical distancing isn't possible. 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

FLC will require un-vaccinated individuals to take a COVID-19 test prior to engaging in person for Fall 2021. There will also be ongoing testing for those individuals who have received an exemption from the mandatory covid vaccination policy.

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 and will be open Monday-Saturday through the summer. Testing appointments are made through the 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. Although testing continues through the summer, our COVID-19 data will not be updated until the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

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
May 2-8, 2021 3 194


SEMESTER TOTALS Spring 2021 Fall 2020
Tests administered 10,759 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. 

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Get tested if you are symptomatic, think you’ve been exposed, or if you work in a high-contact job.
  • Practice six feet of physical distancing between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask in large outdoor crowds and public indoor settings, especially until you're fully vaccinated.
  • 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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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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