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COVID-19 Updates

Colorado College Will Require Vaccinations
Colorado College will require all students, faculty, and staff who are learning, living, working on or accessing campus for the 2021-22 academic year to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. CC students, faculty, and staff will be most protected from COVID-19 if everyone is vaccinated. All members of the campus community will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exemption by Aug. 1. More information on the process will be provided soon. We will consider requests for exemptions for medical, religious, and personal reasons. Details on how to request an exemption will be provided soon.

Second Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, May 8
CC will host the second on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m.-noon at Cornerstone Arts Center. This clinic will be open to CC campus community members, their families, and members of the broader community. Appointments can be made at this link. This clinic is an option for those who need their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, or those who need their first dose. Email if you have questions. See this list for other locations in El Paso County.

COVID Vaccine Updates: Phase 2 Now Eligible
Colorado is currently in Phase 2 of its statewide vaccine distribution plan. Anyone over age 16 is eligible. View additional information on the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

CC employees, including student workers, who are in an eligible category should sign up now for the COVID-19 vaccination. Read this announcement for details on how you can get your vaccine appointment scheduled. 

Need access to campus? Moving in or returning from a trip? View the guidelines for gaining access to campus.

Scam Alert: Scammers are contacting individuals to ask for payment up front with a promise of a same-day COVID-19 vaccine appointment. If anyone calls or emails you to ask for payment in return for a COVID-19 vaccine, do not respond. Forward any items you feel might be a scam to the CC Solutions Center: Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines

El Paso County Has Adjusted Restrictions; Mask Order Remains in Place
The state’s COVID-19 dial framework ended April 15. In Colorado Springs, city and county officials will not implement a local dial or any additional restrictions beyond what the state has implemented. Gov. Jared Polis has continued the order on social distancing and masks, but has eased restrictions on most indoor businesses' capacities. Read the updated statewide restrictions, which took effect Friday, April 16.

Quick reference guide

Vaccine information from the State of Colorado

COVID-19 Testing

  • Experiencing symptoms and need to know how to get tested?
  • The college is conducting testing of students, faculty, and staff on campus each week. All students on campus and locally off-campus regardless of whether they are accessing campus, are required to participate in weekly testing until more data is available on how widespread the new, more contagious variants of the Coronavirus are in the county and on campus.
  • For more information, please see our testing FAQs.

Daily COVID-19 Self-Assessment

  • All on-campus students, faculty, and staff must complete the daily health check via the CC app or a printed Word document or PDF to access campus facilities.
  • Students experiencing symptoms should contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, to consult regarding need for testing or treatment. For afterhours, over-the-phone advice or consultation, please contact the Optum Urgent Care Center seven days per week at (719) 636-2999. Report any symptoms of COVID-19 to

Risk-Mitigation Protocols

  • See our risk-mitigation protocols.
  • Avoid travel. Students, faculty, and staff should avoid weekend and block break travel. Most college-related travel is prohibited; a petition process for college-related travel has been established. Read the travel policy.
  • Conduct all meetings virtually. Do not hold in-person meetings. 
  • See our Community Commitment to learn more about what each member of our campus can do to help stop the spread of the virus.
  • If you are a CC employee who must be on campus to perform your job duties, please fill out our form to report onsite work to help mitigate risk through a clean and sanitary environment.
  • Need to order PPE? Use this form. No other department or division should buy or use CC resources to buy supplies; the Prevention Working Team is the single purchasing liaison for all campus needs. Read the PPE and cleaning supply request guidelines.

MORE INFO: Frequently Asked Questions 

Additional Resources


We understand that this situation is causing anxiety for many people. There are numerous resources on campus for support and assistance, including the Counseling CenterChaplain's OfficeEmployee Assistance Planthe Butler Centerthe Advising Hub, and the Wellness Resource Center.

Colorado College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The president's cabinet and the college's multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, working teams, and Scientific Advisory Group are meeting regularly (remotely) to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community.

If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, direct them to; please leave your phone number if you prefer a personal call back. 

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Emergency Response Fund

For Students

Learn about requesting support from the (COVID-19) Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

For Others

Because many in the Colorado College community asked how they can help, we have established the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund to meet needs during these uncertain times. Many of our alumni, parents, and friends, as well as members of our Board of Trustees and the president's cabinet, have contributed. The fund also provides the college with resources to respond to unexpected expenses developing during this crisis and for lost revenue.

If you wish to contribute, please visit