COVID-19 and the Campus Community

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News and Updates

Face coverings no longer required

Face coverings no longer required Update: March 5, 2022 Face coverings will no longer be required on Central Lakes College campuses, as of Friday, March 4. The move follows recently updated CDC guidance. The CDC updated the metrics used to inform their mitigation recommendations, including masks. The levels are based on a mix of case rates, total new COVID-19...

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Spring Forward, Finish Strong!

COVID-19 Update: Spring Semester 2022 Dear CLC Students,As we welcome you to the 2022 spring semester, we’re mindful of the increasing prevalence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and wanted to update you on CLC’s plan to ensure an excellent student experience and uphold our Culture of Caring. We will begin the semester as planned, including classes with…

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Updated Masking Guidance

Dear students,  In just a few weeks, you will be joining us for New Student Orientation Day on Friday, August 20, and for the first day of fall semester on Monday, August 23. Like you, we are expecting great things for our fall semester, with all the education choices, including face-to-face classes and campus activities, you have come...

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CLC will be better than ever this fall

CLC will be better than ever this fall Central Lakes College is excited to be returning this fall to the rich array of experiences for which CLC is known, including in-person learning, athletics an many other on-campus student activities. “While we will always prioritize the health and safety of the college community, we are confident...

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COVID-19 Symptoms Path for Students and Employees

Central Lakes College is following the Minnesota Department of Health’s Decision Tree guidance in determining the appropriate path if a student or employee is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Important Information about COVID-19

The College is committed to taking all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.

This is a rapidly evolving situation; the most up-to-date information can be found through the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take. It is not all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. Please consult with a relevant expert for more thorough answers to specific concerns or questions.

CLC contact Kari Christiansen, Vice President of Administrative Services at or (218) 855-8060

COVID-19 Notice

Central Lakes College holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Central Lakes College however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. Unfortunately, the risk of COVID-19 exposure exists in all public places where people are present. Central Lakes College is taking all recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but we cannot categorically guarantee you will not get sick. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at Central Lakes College is a shared responsibility. As outlined below, every member of our community – including you – must do their part. Understand that if you return to the physical campus of Central Lakes College, there is a risk you may contract COVID-19 and that illness, injury or death is a possible result.

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