Masking and Vaccine Requirements
- Masks are optional and welcome in all settings.
- A COVID-19 vaccination is required. To inquire about exceptions to this requirement, please contact Health and Wellness.
- We strongly recommend getting 1 dose of updated COVID vaccine to protect serious illness form COVID-19. You can obtain one at the following convenient options:
o Walgreens: 296 E Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
o CVS Minute Clinic: 520 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045
o Jewel Osco: 892 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045
What to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms
- Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule a health appointment to obtain a clinical evaluation and treatment during business hours through the Lake Forest College Student Health Portal.
- Students can procure at-home tests from a local pharmacy to have on hand.
- Students who are seeking clinical evaluation and treatment after hours can do so off-site here:
- CVS Minute Clinic inside the CVS Pharmacy in Lake Forest at 520 N Western Avenue
- Lake Forest Acute Care at located 1025 W Everett Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
If you test positive for COVID-19
- If you test positive for COVID-19, email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to notify the College.
- Isolation requirements if you test positive:
- Those who are symptomatic and test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate for five (5) full days from the onset of symptoms (which is day 0 for those who are symptomatic).
- Those who are asymptomatic and test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate for five (5) full days from the day they tested positive (day 0).
- After five (5) full days of isolation, you may leave isolation if you have no symptoms, or if symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing agents.
- After your isolation period, you must wear a well-fitted mask like a KN95 or an N95 through day ten (10) of your illness per CDC guidance.
COVID-19 ISOLATION IN PLACE PROTOCOL
What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?
- Residential students who test positive for COVID-19 will stay in their residence hall rooms for an initial five-day period per CDC guidance.
- Commuter students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for an initial five-day period per CDC guidance.
- Those who test positive will need to isolate for five (5) days from the onset of symptoms (which is day 0) and will need to wear a well-fitting KN95 mask through days 6-10 of their illness per CDC guidance.
- Students who test positive can pick up their meals to-go from the Caf while wearing a KN95 mask.
- After five (5) full days of isolation, students may leave isolation if they have no symptoms, or if symptoms are improving and have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing agents.
- If students in isolation share a bathroom with other students, they must wear a mask while using the toilet and avoid showering while any other student is in the bathroom.
- During the isolation period, students may walk outside with a mask on and if they are six feet apart from any other person.
- During the five days of masking after isolation (days 6-10), students will be asked to take meals to-go and to refrain from any indoor activity where masking is not possible or difficult (e.g., athletic practices, swimming, playing wind instruments, etc.).
- During your isolation, please notify your faculty to work out logistics of not being able to attend in-person while in isolation.
What happens if my roommate tests positive?
- Roommates of students who test positive who are considered high risk due to chronic health conditions or being immunocompromised can apply to temporarily move to alternative housing to wait out their roommate’s illness. However, housing is limited and will only be available as space allows. If you are immunocompromised, please submit documentation in advance to Accessibility Services here.
- Roommates of students who test positive should consider themselves “close contacts” and should monitor themselves for symptoms as well as wear a high-quality mask for ten (10) days.
COVID-19 Dashboard and Reporting
Due to our low rate of cases this spring, we have removed the COVID-19 dashboard and website. However, the College will continue to log cases, monitor the situation, and reinstate the dashboard as circumstances require.