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Health Promotion and Wellness

Information for International Students Coming to Campus

August 23, 2020

We are committed to working with our international students to address any complications that may arise for international students due to travel restrictions or other COVID-19 related issues. New and returning international students should work with the International Students and Scholars Office to address such issues.

Arriving international students should be particularly aware that Lewis & Clark requires all students arriving to campus within 14 days of international travel to either:

  1. Submit test results documenting a negative PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 from a test conducted not more than 72 hours prior to re-entry to campus; AND self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after re-entry to campus; AND consult with the Health Service if symptoms arise during the self-monitoring period; or
  2. Self-isolate for 14 days (after arrival in the United States) prior to campus re-entry and to follow CDC recommendations for the period of self-isolation.

Individuals who choose the testing option must submit documentation of test results to the Director of the Health Service. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to follow college policy for subsequent isolation.

The Health Service will collaborate with the International Students and Scholars Office and the Academic English Studies program to make testing for COVID-19 available to students arriving to the United States after international travel. Testing fees will apply. These students will be required to stay in self-isolation pending the results of testing. Campus housing and access to food will be made available to residential students in self-isolation who are awaiting testing results.

Individuals choosing the self-isolation option will not be allowed to physically attend orientation events, practices, student activities, classes or employment until they have cleared the 14-day period of self-isolation.

Questions about these issues should be directed to Melissa Osmond in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.