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Students returning to Fort Lewis College tested for COVID-19

Diana Castillo
Updated: August 24, 2020 12:05 PM
Created: August 21, 2020 06:34 PM

DURANGO CO- Friday was moving day for students at Fort Lewis College. Before students could get into their dorm, they had to get tested for COVID-19.

“So what we've done is part of the moving process once students get here before they ever get into the residence hall they come through the line get all their important information and get tested, were not allowing anyone in the resident hall that has symptoms related to COVID-19” said Jeff Depont, associate vice president of student affairs.

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Jaden Chavez, who is entering his third year at Fort Lewis College, said it was a smooth process. 

"We were all distancing and kept the temperature checks and all that, and today it feels pretty good too and it feels pretty safe and all that,” said Chavez. 

In the case of a positive test, students and staff will have to isolate  for at least 14 days and those in close contact with these individuals will be monitored closely. 

“Masks are required even outside, especially in classrooms where people to keep six foot of distance with each other, report symptoms and not come to school when your sick and of course the obvious one was your hands” said Tom Stritikus.

In-person classes will start on Monday, August 24th.  The testing site will remain open at Fort Lewis College for the Fort Lewis community.


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