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Health Promotion and Wellness

Information for International Students Coming to Campus

November 06, 2020

Lewis & Clark is 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.

Students arriving to LC after international travel for spring semester 2021 should plan to arrive to LC on January 13, 2021 (or, alternatively, on January 12, 2021). These students should plan to participate in a COVID testing clinic offered on-campus by the Health Service on January 14. This will be a rapid-testing clinic, with test results available the same day.

Details about the sign-up for that clinic will be offered at a later date. This clinic is for asymptomatic students. Any student experiencing COVID-like symptoms on January 14 should contact the Health Service (503-768-7165) and will be routed to a different testing time. The cost of the testing will be $55, and will be charged to students’ accounts. For students enrolled in the student health insurance program who submit receipts to the insurance company, the cost of this testing will be reimbursed in full. Students enrolled in other insurance programs may submit testing receipts to their insurance company for potential reimbursement.

Students should plan to self-isolate (e.g., in their residence hall room) from the time they arrive on campus until they receive their test results. Students will be supported related to food delivery while they are self-isolating. Wellness staff will provide guidance for self-isolation procedures closer to the January testing date.

If a student wants to get tested off-campus (potentially, in their home country) within the 72-hour window prior to arrival on campus, that would replace the need for testing on campus on January 14. Results should be from a negative molecular test and must be submitted to the Health Service by January 14 via the Health Information Portal.

All students arriving from international travel are expected to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after re-entry to campus, and to consult with the Health Service if symptoms arise during the self-monitoring period.

Students arriving prior to January 12 should contact the International Students and Scholars to discuss their plans for testing.

Questions about these issues should be directed to Melissa Osmond (mosmond@lclark.edu) in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.