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    COVID-19 Updates

    Preparing for Spring 2021
    Remote J Block and Half Block: Due to high caseloads in El Paso County, J-Block and Half-Block courses will be remote. This affects 10 in-person and hybrid classes. This will not affect move-in plans for students enrolled in J-Block and Half-Block courses; students who planned to be on campus at those times should keep their arrival plans.

    Spring Living Survey: Students will receive a spring living survey via their CC email. This will allow students invited to campus for J Block, Block 5, International Student Orientation, and Winter Start Orientation, to sign up for a move-in date and time.

    Winter Break Policies
    Quarantine before departure:
    Students who plan to travel for Winter Break are advised to quarantine for 14 days before leaving campus and upon arriving at their destination.

    Get a COVID-19 test before you leave: Students should get a COVID-19 test and receive their results before leaving. CC will be providing more information about testing before students leave for break.

    Continue to follow risk-mitigation protocols: Wear a mask, limit exposure to those in your “pod” or household, wash hands frequently, and abstain from unnecessary travel.

    El Paso County is currently in “Level Red Safer at Home.”
    El Paso County moved to more restrictive “Level Red Safer at Home” as of Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.mRead the specific requirements for our community. As a reminder, every Safer at Home level limits personal gatherings. For the rest of November, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is asking individuals to interact only with people from their own households; to keep at least six feet away from others if you have to go out; and to always wear a mask. View additional details about CC’s Fall and Winter Break travel guidelines.

    CC's Spring 2021 Plan

    • All students currently living on-campus may remain on-campus, along with specifically identified groups of students. See the full Spring Plan here.
    • For J Block, students enrolled in in-person or hybrid courses will be given priority for move-in and COVID-19 testing.
    • All students are encouraged to enroll in spring classes of any format. The three-year residency requirement was eliminated for this academic year, so students not included in groups invited to live on-campus may live off-campus, and will have access to campus buildings and classes after they successfully complete testing; an online module on virus protocols; and a spring living survey. 
    • There will be no Spring Break, in order to reduce the risk of massive outbreaks and quarantines. There will be a regular block break between Blocks 6-7. View the revised academic calendar. 

    Updated Nov. 6, 2020

    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.


    Quick reference guide

    COVID-19 Testing

    • Experiencing symptoms and need to know how to get tested?
    • The college is conducting random testing of students, faculty, and staff on campus each week.
    • When there is a positive test result, the individual is quarantined, and the college conducts contact tracking quickly to help prevent the spread of the virus.
    • 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

    For Students Arriving On Campus


    • We added more flexibility into the academic year, so students may take 10 blocks for the price of eight or adjust which blocks they take to fit their needs.
    • Tuition charges will reflect students’ course selection accordingly.
    • For more information about tuition and financial aid, please see the FAQ page from the Student Accounts Office.

    Risk-Mitigation Protocols

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    Emergency Response Fund

    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.

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

    If you wish to contribute, please visit