LC Alert:

L&C Campuses remain closed due to COVID-19. Look for ongoing information and updates about L&C's response to COVID-19 at

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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 200 countries, areas or territories internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). In light of the recent and widening COVID-19 outbreak, Lewis and Clark Community College is working closely with local and state public health agencies to take the necessary precautions to address the viral threat to our district communities.

    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. Take steps to protect yourself and others that include proper hand washing, avoiding close contact, staying home as much as possible and wear a cloth mask if you must go out in public. If you feel sick, stay home and contact your health care provider. Students and community members with further questions about how to prevent illness should consult the accurate sources including:

    Online Screening

    For info on the State of Illinois or your local community's response to the coronavirus pandemic, updated cases and community resources, please check the links below or contact your county's health department.



    May 29, 2020

    May 14, 2020

    May 5, 2020

    • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released the Restore Illinois Plan a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The plan is available at

    April 23, 2020

    • At his daily COVID-19 pandemic press conference, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he was going to extend the stay-at-home order through Saturday, May 30.

    April 21, 2020

    April 16, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    March 31, 2020

    • Today, Gov. Pritzker announced an extension of the statewide stay-at-home order through April 30. Lewis and Clark campuses will remain closed until the order is lifted. Online instruction will continue as planned. We will release more information as it is available.

    March 23, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    • By order of the governor of the State of Illinois, all Lewis and Clark Community College campuses will close at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, and will not re-open until the statewide "stay at home" order is lifted. All academic instruction will be moving online or rescheduled to a later date. Students, faculty and staff - watch your Lewis and Clark email account for further information over the next few days. 

    March 17, 2020

    • The Hatheway Cultural Center, including the pool, is closed through at least March 27.
    • Spring 2020 second eight-week classes have been pushed back. The start date for those classes has changed to March 30, and the refund date has changed to April 13. The withdraw date is still May 4. If you have any questions, please call the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222.
    • The Alton Area Tax Project will be doing tax pickup on Thursday and Saturday only, with plans to reopen at full capacity April 14.
    • The L&C Family Health Clinic is currently operating at a limited capacity, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering basic health services to students, faculty and staff only. The nurse practitioner is on call to help existing patients with medication refills, etc. The clinic is currently referring community patients to OSF St. Anthony’s. Please call (618) 462-2222.
    • The Technology Enhanced Learning staff is offering online office hours for students and faculty/staff from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the weeks of March 23 and March 30. For help, access the appropriate Virtual Office (Collaborate) link below.

    March 16, 2020

    • Open enrollment for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 begins today. Call or email your advisor to schedule your session. If you do not have an advisor or do not know who your advisor is, please call (618) 468-2222 or email
    • College-related events with 50 or more people through May 1, 2020 are canceled or postponed. 
    • In accordance with the Governor's statement, both the Commons and Reid Cafes will be closed indefinitely after Monday March 16, 2020.
    • For the safety of students and staff, the Student Success Center is no longer able to provide in-person tutoring. Call or email for options. more info

    March 12, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    • There are no confirmed cases of the virus in Lewis and Clark Community College District No. 536 and no individuals who are suspected of being infected. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that six additional individuals have tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total to 25 cases in the state.

    Events Canceled/Postponed

    College-related events with 50 or more people through May 30, 2020 are canceled or postponed.

    • Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy is canceled
    • The 49th Commencement ceremony is canceled (future date TBD)
    • HESI pre-entrance exam testing for Nursing
    • Welding for Women courses are postponed
    • Career Signing Day - canceled event page
    • All on-campus dual credit meetings are canceled.
    • The annual KYSS conference has been postponed.
    • All spring NJCAA athletic events including games and practices are canceled
    • All Student Activities sponsored events are postponed indefinitely
    • The 2020 Job Fair - canceled event page
    • The 13th Annual Trebuchet Contest - canceled event page
    • The Honors College stay-cation is canceled