LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

To help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), access to buildings will be restricted to faculty and staff from March 20 - May 4. Spring quarter starts April 20. - Learn More.

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LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

  • Access to LCC buildings is restricted to faculty and staff March 20 - May 4.
  • All events and activities are canceled March 20 - May 4.
  • Spring quarter will run April 20 - June 18 (rather than April 6 - June 18). See the extended dates and deadlines.
  • Spring quarter instruction will be delivered online as much as possible (all instruction will be fully online for the first two weeks of the quarter). Faculty will provide more specific instructions to their students via email and/or Canvas before the start of the quarter. Check out our free tech tutorials at lowercolumbia.edu/elearning.
  • Childcare: the Early Learning Center is closed until further notice. Head Start/ECEAP parents: please refer to daily FlashAlert notifications.
  • Please call (360) 442-2322 or email covid@lowercolumbia.edu for questions.

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 #.

What You Need to Know

Who should seek medical evaluation for Coronavirus COVID-19?

Students, staff, and volunteers who are:

  • Ill with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have traveled from China in the last 14 days.
  • Ill with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have been identified by public health officials as a recent close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case or had recent close contact with someone who is being evaluated for COVID-19 infection.

What you can do to prevent infection

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after you blow your nose.
  • Help young children do the same. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean them.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
  • Take care of your immune system. Get plenty of rest and fluids, eat fruits and vegetables, do not smoke, take steps to reduce stress, and exercise regularly.

How can you prepare

  • Prevent the spread of illness within the home by practicing good home care.
  • Evaluate travel plans carefully to determine risk.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of six feet from people when out in public settings.
  • Check in with family members who may be at increased risk and be sure they have a plan to stay healthy.
  • Develop plans for alternative childcare in case of school closures.
  • Pay attention to what is happening in our community so you can take appropriate action if needed.


Hand Hygiene

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others." Please remember to wash your hands, cough/sneeze into your elbow (not your hands), and stay home if you’re sick.


We will be sending additional updates as they become available. Please check your email regularly.


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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