Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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College and LCTCS Notifications and Advisories

SOWELA is closely monitoring the effects of the Coronavirus and its potential impact on students, faculty, and staff.

This webpage will serve as a central repository of information to ensure that our students and employees are adequately informed about this evolving situation.

Message to Students – May 31 2021

The Governor’s mandate on facial coverings for higher education institutions has been lifted. SOWELA has updated our health and safety protocols, including that students and employees are not required to wear a mask on SOWELA campuses (effective May 27, 2021). Masks are highly encouraged for students and employees who are unvaccinated or are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. In addition, SOWELA continues to promote social distancing of three feet and the practice of hand washing.

The health and wellness of each other is still SOWELA’s top priority! If you have COVID-19 symptoms and/or test positive or have been in close contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 infected individual, please report the information by using our Student Reporting COVID-19 Exposure Form (opens new window).

COVID-19 Exposure Report Forms

Student and Employee Forms

State Notifications and Advisories

The Louisiana Department of Health website (opens new window) contains detailed information about COVID-19 and precautions you can take to avoid becoming sick from this or any other virus, including influenza.

COVID-19 FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Federal Notifications and Advisories

The CDC website (opens new window) contains an abundance of information on this public health threat and specific guidance on measures designed to help communities and individuals prepare for, and respond to, the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Below are several pages with helpful information.