Lewis University Frontgate

The health and wellbeing of our campus community remains our highest priority. Our students and faculty are currently working side-by-side in the classroom, online and in hybrid modalities while maintaining guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of Illinois.
Our response will recognize that while the virus remains present in society, the community spread and stress on our healthcare systems have been significantly reduced.

  • Lewis University will be mask optional and mask friendly in all spaces on our campuses, unless posted otherwise.
  • The members of our community are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. We will follow state orders and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding vaccinations as they evolve over the next year.
  • The members of our community are expected to follow all aspects of the Flyers Promise


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, get tested and isolate until your results are available. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must begin isolation immediately, per CDC guidelines, and report your positive test results to the myLewis app or by using the links below.

Self-Reporting of Positive COVID-19 Test

Contact your health care provider to discuss your test results and treatment options. You should carefully monitor your symptoms and know when to seek immediate medical attention.

Please notify any friends, family, classmates or other acquaintances that you have been around for more than 15 minutes that you have tested positive. They should watch for symptoms, take precautions and get tested, per CDC recommendations.

If interested, you can use this link to anonymously notify any contacts. https://tellyourcontacts.org/


Resident students are required to report their COVID-19 vaccine status to the myLewis App or online at the link below. All other Lewis community members are strongly encouraged to submit their COVID-19 vaccination status, as this information will be used to monitor the level of protection within the Lewis community. We take your privacy seriously, and all information submitted will be kept confidential.

Those who are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged to test weekly with a COVID-19 PCR test.

Vaccination Status




Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing is available by appointment for Lewis University students at the Center for Health and Counseling Services. (815)836-5455.

Visitor health screening

All visitors, including contractors, can complete the Lewis University Visitor Health Screening Form before arriving to our campus to assist in the contact tracing process, if needed.

Visitor Health Screening Form

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Healthy Campus Resource Team by email at healthycampus@lewisu.edu.