January 12, 2021
We are excited to welcome you back to in-person instruction this Spring! We learned a lot about public health and COVID-19 in the Fall and we’re hoping it has prepared us to have another successful semester.
Great news! The Fort Lewis College Testing Site has switched to a less invasive nasal swab, which is much more comfortable (the swab stays within the nostril and doesn’t tickle your brain!) Before beginning in-person classes on February 1, we will test ALL FLC community members for COVID-19. Throughout the semester, we will continue to conduct mandatory random testing with the intention of identifying asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus. You can track FLC-related cases via a dashboard at www.fortlewis.edu/coronavirus. Our COVID-19 Response Team and our Campus Health Team are prepared to respond and adjust as needed.
As you come back to FLC and the Durango community, you will notice that many of our restaurants and bars have opened back up at a limited capacity. Please be smart in choosing your social activities: limit group size, wear a mask when indoors, and remember that outside is always better than inside!
I realize you probably have a lot of questions about the Spring semester and I’m hoping the information below will help you understand expectations as we gear up for in-person classes on February 1.
Jeff Dupont | (He/His/Him)
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs Division
Fort Lewis College
Take a COVID-19 test in your community and begin limiting your interactions with others before coming to campus.
All Students need to test between Jan 16-27 to join in-person engagement on Feb 1. Whether you are testing at FLC or at a different location, please schedule a COVID-19 test during this time.
If you get tested at a site outside of Fort Lewis College, you will need to upload your results onto the FLC COVID-19 testing website.
Throughout the semester we’ll continue to require employees and students to participate in mandatory random testing.
Take care of yourself and your fellow Skyhawks. Monitor your health daily and self-report your condition on the FLC App. 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.
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 Student Health Center at 970-247-7355 for guidance.
We will be giving free flu shots to FLC community members from January 18-27 at the FLC COVID testing site.
We're studying how FLC will play a role in dispersing vaccines to our community. We will share information as we receive clear guidance from local and state public health.