Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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To Report COVID-19 Illness or Exposure, Click The Appropriate Button Below

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Student & Employee Forms

WAITING LIST – Student Laptop Loan Request (opens new window) Student Laptop Loan Renewal (opens new window)
Hotspot Loan Request (opens new window) COVID-19 Supply Request (opens new window)
Employee Building Entry (opens new window)

College Reopening Plan

January 27, 2021: SOWELA Reopening Plan – Spring 2021 (PDF)
August 3, 2020: SOWELA Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 (PDF)

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.

Free COVID Vaccine for Students

You must have your student ID to receive the vaccine.

The shots will be available on the following days from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM:

  • Monday, April 5 – Students with last name A-G
  • Tuesday, April 6 – Students with last name H-M
  • Wednesday, April 7 – Students with last name N-S
  • Thursday, April 8 – Students with last name T-Z

To receive your shot, visit the atrium of the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Parking is available on the first floor of the parking garage.

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.


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.