COVID Update - Posted March 22, 2022

In a March 10, 2022 notification, we announced that masks would be optional on campus beginning March 12. We have received additional guidance for higher education, which begins April 4th:​

  • We will no longer have health monitors stationed at each entrance, and all buildings will be open.
  • You will be expected to self-screen before each visit to campus. If you become ill, you’ll need to follow our updated Return to Campus Guide and/or our updated Return to Campus for Childcare Guide. See the most current version of both guides on our main COVID webpage.
  • Three-foot social distancing in all settings is still required at LCC.
  • Some departments will continue to modify their operations due to staffing availability. Please below for details.
  • Masks on campus are now optional.
    • Students will not be required to wear a mask in the classroom, per the current state order. However, a student displaying COVID-like symptoms may be required to wear a well-fitting mask while in the classroom.
    • Individuals entering an individual office or cubicle space may be required to wear a mask.

Please see our COVID webpages for more information, or email covid@lowercolumbia.edu if you have questions or need to report an illness.


Most on-campus services are open!

  • See below for details regarding hours and locations.
  • Events and activities are still restricted unless approved in writing by the LCC Emergency Operations Team.

Feel safer at home? Connect with us remotely.

What's the plan to keep everyone safe during the pandemic?

What's open on campus?

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Advising appointments can be scheduled virtually
  • 8:15 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Thursday (closed 1:00 - 2:00)
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (internet, printer and copier access)
  • In person in the Library 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Zoom room hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday and by appointment
  • See also: how to contact eLearning
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday 
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • By appointment only, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Call (360) 442-2360 to schedule
  • 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
  • Fridays by appointment only - call (360) 442-2580
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

 

Want to stay at home? Connect with us remotely!

See lowercolumbia.edu/virtual for links and hours.


Virtual Welcome Center

Connect With Us Virtually!

We're here to answer all of your questions about enrolling at LCC, for both new and returning students.

  Open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Visit the Virtual Welcome Center

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance Available for LCC Students

Current students can apply for funds to help pay for tuition and fees, books, rent, food, childcare, technology, or other expenses.

  Fill Out the Student Emergency Assistance Grant Form

Student Resources for Spring 2020

Student Resources During the Pandemic

Get answers to your questions about what resources are available during this time.

  Get Critical Information

Cares Act Explained

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, explained

Colleges are required to report seven key pieces of information about the CARES Act on their webpages.

  Read about distribution of CARES Act funding


How to Receive Emergency Information from LCC

In the event that LCC closes due to inclement weather or other emergency, we get the word out via the LCC website, social media, Canvas, email, text messages, and regional media including Portland television stations. LCC also uses an on-campus emergency notification system that utilizes the large digital clock displays in every classroom.

Help us connect with you by keeping your phone number, email, and address up-to-date in ctcLink. Students - per Department of Education guidelines, please let us know within 14 days if your physical location changes. Update your home or temporary address by logging in to the mobile view of ctcLink and selecting My Profile from the menu on the left, then selecting Contact Info. Make sure that your mobile phone is marked as "Preferred" so that you will receive important text notifications in the event of an emergency. If you work on campus, the contact information you enter through Employee Self Service will override your student account if they are different. Get more info on our ctcLink webpages.

To learn more, please refer to the LCC Emergency Handbook, which contains LCC’s Crisis Communication Procedure and process for closing campus (in inclement weather, we make initial notifications about canceling day classes by 6 am and evening classes by 2 pm).

See also:

When the college is closed, it means there are no classes, events or other activities. Students should not come to campus.

Use the LCC Directory to find contact information for your instructors or other college personnel if needed.

Individuals who work on campus should watch their email during a closure for details. When in doubt about whether or not to report to work, please contact your supervisor.

If classes are canceled but offices are open, some campus events and activities may be held depending on conditions. To find out about specific events, check the LCC website and/or our Facebook and Twitter sites for exceptions to the closure.

Refer to the LCC Athletics website for information about athletic events.

For other questions about LCC, please check out the Student Frequently Asked Questions page on our website.

Not sure if campus has power? Check the Cowlitz PUD Outage Map.

As always, please put safety first when making any decisions about traveling in inclement weather, or when other hazardous conditions are present!

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