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Read the July 8 Campus COVID Update from LCC's emergency team.

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.

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.

Safety precautions to protect students, employees and visitors

Higher education has reopened and must follow specific safety rules outline by Governor Inslee. All normal activities are currently permitted under the higher education proclamation, as long as safety protocols are followed. Protocols must include: hygiene; social distancing; and cleaning and sanitization.

Safety & Cleaning Protocols

  • Lab spaces individually assessed
  • Extra lab sections added or moved online
  • Furniture arranged for physical distancing
  • COVID-19 cleaning protocols established
  • Cleaning supplies provided for faculty

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Campus modifications

  • Plexiglass barriers and footsteps on the ground installed in areas where transactions occur
  • Free shipping for book orders
  • Food Services closed
  • Gym/Fitness Center services open to general students during modified hours
  • Clear signage arranged strategically on campus
  • Face coverings required when unvaccinated and working around others
  • Curbside Food Pantry pick-up
  • Health screening required before entering campus
  • COVID-19 safety training assigned to all students and employees via Canvas
  • Emergency Operations Team meeting weekly via Zoom to assess situation
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols established for campus and college-owned housing
  • Custodial crews continually cleaning frequently touched surfaces with disinfectants specifically approved by the EPA for use with COVID-19
  • LCC working closely with county officials to identify cases of COVID-19 that may be connected to our campus (see below)


Access to Facilities

Students and employees must check in at a health monitor station for a health screening before entering space open to students and the public.

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 COVID-19

If someone at LCC is confirmed to have COVID-19

  • Employees and students will be notified by email of any confirmed cases that have occurred within the last three days
  • Potentially exposed individuals will be contacted directly by LCC


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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