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As of Monday, August 23 masks are once again required by everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, per state order.

Need to report a confirmed or suspected case, or have a COVID question? Contact us asap at covid@lowercolumbia.edu.

If you believe you were exposed to the virus, or have become ill, you must follow the rules of LCC's Return to Campus Guide before visiting campus. See also: Return to Campus Guide for Childcare.

Ver en Español: Guía Para Regresar al Campus y Regrese al Guía de instalaciones para el cuidado de niños.

Visit our Campus Closure and Emergency Information page for more information about what's open on campus.

Apply for emergency financial assistance if you need help paying for tuition and fees, books, rent, food, childcare, technology, or other emergency or COVID-19 related expenses. Emergency Assistance Funding Request Form.

Find a convenient place to get vaccinated at vaccines.gov.

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

In order to protect against the spread of Coronavirus, LCC is requiring everyone who is not vaccinated to wear a cloth face covering when working around others. Please read through this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more detailed information:

See also: COVID-19 student resources for spring 2020, COVID-19 main page, COVID-19 student page, COVID-19 Campus Safety Measures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cloth face coverings can be made of nearly any material you have available. Cloth face coverings should:
  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face;
  • be secured with ties or ear loops;
  • include multiple layers of fabric;
  • allow for breathing without restriction;
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.

Yes! In fact, we have a very limited supply (primarily for employees), so you are encouraged to make your own cloth face covering when possible. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost using a variety of patterns. You don’t even need to sew! Employees can submit a receipt for reimbursement of the materials needed to make their mask. The CDC has provided tutorials on how to make cloth face coverings.

Looking for a super quick and easy way to make your own face covering? Although the narrative is in Spanish, this quick DIY video shows how to make a mask from a sock and paper napkin (requires scissors, but no other tools).

You can wear a disposable mask, but be sure you understand the limits of use. Disposable masks should not be re-worn unless you are able to adequately clean them without damaging them. Please note: LCC does not recommend you wear masks that are tight fitting and would qualify as a respirator.

LCC will provide students and employees with a mask if they choose not to wear one of their own. If you choose to use a face covering issued by the College, you can pick one up at the nearest health monitor station, or you can get one from security by calling (360) 442-2911.

 

Employees who are not vaccinated are required to wear a face covering on campus when working around others. You must wear a face covering anytime you are working around others. If you are working alone, you do not need to have your face covered, unless you are coughing and sneezing.

Yes. Unvaccinated students are also required to wear face coverings while on campus, when around others. Students will be provided a face covering at the health monitor station if they need one.

 

If a student is not able to provide a face covering, they may obtain one when they check in at a health monitor station.

Children who are younger than five years old are exempt from the statewide mask wearing requirement, and:

  • Children who are younger than two years old should never wear a mask due to the risk of suffocation.
  • Children who are two, three and fours years old, with the assistance and close supervision of an adult, are strongly recommended to wear a face covering at all times in settings like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that a distance of six feet cannot be maintained from non-household members. 
A cloth face covering should be machine or hand washed frequently to ensure it remains clean.
You should wash your hands carefully before removing your face covering. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash your hands again after removing the face covering.

 


Contact Safety & Security

The Safety & Security Office is located in the Student Center on the first floor (main lobby). To reach a campus security office call 2911 from a campus phone or (360) 442-2911 from any other phone.

Director or Student Conduct and Security Services

  Jason Arrowsmith
  Student Center Room 106
  (360) 442-2270
  jarrowsmith@lowercolumbia.edu

Director of Environmental Health & Safety

  Janel Skreen
  Health & Science Building Room 324
  (360) 442-2273
  jskreen@lowercolumbia.edu

Vice President of Administration

  Nolan Wheeler
  Administration Building, Rm 203
  (360) 442-2200
  nwheeler@lowercolumbia.edu

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