Dear FLC community,
State and campus officials are keeping close track of the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado and I encourage you to do the same. The health and well-being of each member of our Fort Lewis College community is paramount. There may be disruptions to daily campus life as we respond to COVID-19. To that end, we are preparing by monitoring the guidance of federal, state, and local public health experts regarding COVID-19 and will share updates with our community as appropriate.
To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
COVID-19 symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:
Again, stay home if your symptoms are fever, cough, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
If you have these symptoms:
With much of the country traveling in the next few weeks, FLC is asking individuals to be vigilant in monitoring their health. FLC will be monitoring institutional travel and reviewing where faculty, staff, and students are going and returning from.
For personal travel, we highly recommend any international travelers purchase trip insurance, as affected areas are rapidly changing as COVID-19 spreads. It’s also recommended to contact San Juan Basin Public Health to review travel plans. Call San Juan Basin Public Health at 970-247-5702.
Any persons returning to FLC from Warning Level 3 travel areas MUST call the Student Health Center before returning to campus. This allows our health experts to provide critical health information if needed and to protect the health of campus.
If you experience symptoms after any travel, call the Student Health Center prior to returning to campus.
Contact the Student Health Center at 970-247-7355 with questions or concerns, or contact San Juan Basin Public Health at 970-247-5702 for additional information regarding COVID-19.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided the attached fact sheet and this website for updated Colorado-specific information. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention also has COVID-19 information.
I also want to remind our community that it is important to seek facts, not fear regarding COVID-19, and that no member of our campus community should be singled out based upon their personal characteristics.