CLC campus visitors required to complete self-screening


Since Monday, Aug. 10, all visitors to Central Lakes College are required to complete an online health self-assessment questionnaire before being granted access to either the Brainerd or Staples campuses as part of continuing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

This is in addition to the Executive Order 20-81 requiring cloth face coverings in all buildings as well as other designated spaces, except in locations or circumstances exempted under that executive order.

The online health screening tool is part of a system-wide initiative by the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and is being implemented at each of the system’s 37 colleges and universities and at the system’s offices in St. Paul.

All visitors to campus - including faculty, staff, administrators, employees and students - will be required to complete the survey each day before visiting either the Brainerd or Staples campuses. Once completed, the screening tool will either indicate that a person is cleared to visit campus, or indicate that they are not allowed to come to campus for health-related reasons.

People cleared to visit campus will receive an email from the survey tool indicating that they are cleared, and once on campus should be prepared to produce this email if requested to do so. The web-based screening tools are available at Links to the surveys are also available at:


Visitors who lack appropriate technology to complete the web-based survey can complete the screening tool in person. Visitors to CLC can check in at the Welcome Center located inside Door #1 at either the Brainerd or Staples campus.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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