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Risk Mitigation Protocols

We encourage individuals in the CC community to act in ways that minimize risk of harm to themselves and to others – including mental, physical, emotional, or psychological harm – and ask them to promote the safety of individuals and the overall community. Sign the CC Community Commitment document here. We have added the following community standards:

For the Entire CC Community:

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.

If no vaccine-evading variants emerge and the vaccine rollout continues at its current pace, we expect to enter a lower COVID-19 risk environment in June. At that time, we are planning for and looking forward to transitioning back to living, learning, teaching, and working on campus.

Fully vaccinated people are much reduced in their own risk of infection, and there is mounting evidence that vaccinated people are also much less likely to transmit COVID-19. People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

NOTE: The college will accept proof of  all vaccines that have gone through an approval process in any country.

During a transition period, there will be different protocols for fully vaccinated individuals to reflect their lower risk of infection and transmission.

On campus:

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.

All campus water fountains will be out of service. Touch-free bottle fillers will remain in service

For Students: 

On-campus Students

Enhanced Social Distancing Protocols:

Beginning June 1:
Students who are not fully vaccinated at the time of arrival must follow enhanced social distancing protocols for seven days, and should schedule their first weekly test on day seven after arrival.

Fully vaccinated students do NOT need to follow the enhanced social distancing protocols.

All students who are not fully vaccinated will be tested upon arrival to campus and will be required to adhere to enhanced social distancing protocols  for seven days until their second negative COVID test results are received. This includes these additional risk mitigation protocols:

  • Reducing your interactions to your roommate(s) until you get your test result
  • Staying in your room unless you are picking up food on campus.
  • Not entering buildings on or off campus other than your residence or to pick up food on campus. Shop for and bring room needs with you, rather than shopping after arrival.
  • Exercising individually and safely outdoors on campus.
  • Masks are not required outdoors; it is strongly recommended that those who are not fully vaccinated wear masks indoors.

Regular Virus Risk Mitigation Protocols:

All fully vaccinated students and those not fully vaccinated who have received their second negative COVID test result, may shift to our  regular virus risk mitigation protocols, which will be implemented until further notice:

  • Mask wearing indoors is optional for those who are fully vaccinated and is strongly recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Maintaining at least six feet of distance from others not also living in residence hall room or apartment.
  • Students approved to be on campus are not allowed to host guests.
  • Once granted access to Colorado College, whether living on campus, or living off campus and having access to campus , students may not travel out of the state of Colorado at any time. If they do so, they will not be allowed to return to campus and must take classes remotely.
  • Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must participate in contact tracing so others who have been exposed may be notified and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to more people.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 must follow isolation and quarantine procedures.
  • On-campus students are expected to check their own temperature before going to areas of campus that are not their residence. Students should stay in their room if sick or experiencing mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. They should immediately contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to  msantos@coloradocollege.edu. Here’s how to arrange a COVID-19 test.

Off-campus Students in the CO Area

Enhanced Social Distancing Protocols:

All students who are not fully vaccinated must be tested upon arrival to Colorado Springs and will be required to adhere to  enhanced social distancing protocols until they receive their test result. This includes these additional risk mitigation protocols:

  • Reducing your interactions to your roommate(s) until you get your test result. Socially distance from housemates until all household members have received results.
  • Not entering buildings on campus.
  • Exercising individually and safely outdoors on campus.
  • Masks are not required outdoors; it is strongly recommended that those who are not fully vaccinated wear masks indoors.

Regular Virus Risk Mitigation Protocols:  

All fully vaccinated students and those not fully vaccinated but who have received a negative test result, may shift to our  regular virus risk mitigation protocols, which will be implemented until further notice:

  • Mask wearing indoors is optional for those who are fully vaccinated and is strongly recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Maintaining at least six feet of distance from others not also living in your household.
  • Once at Colorado College, students may not travel out of the state of Colorado at any time. If they do so, they will not be allowed to access campus facilities.
  • Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must participate in contact tracing so others who have been exposed may be notified and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to more people.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 must  follow isolation and quarantine procedures.
  • Off-campus students are expected to check their own temperature before going to campus. Students should stay in their residence if sick or experiencing mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. They should immediately contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to  msantos@coloradocollege.edu. Here’s how to arrange a COVID-19 test.

For Employees:

 

Before Coming to Campus:

  • Employees experiencing any symptoms or warning signs including but not limited to fever, shivering, shaking, chills, body aches, headaches, excessive sweating, sore throat, persistent cough, sinus congestion, fatigue, etc., must not report to work until they are either symptom-free for 72 hours or have been treated by a doctor who has provided a written authorization to return to work.

Working on Campus:

  • Mask wearing indoors is optional for those who are fully vaccinated and is strongly recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Employees must wear face coverings or masks (N95, medical, cloth, etc.) at all times in the workplace. Masks must fit tightly, be clean/sanitary (masks should be washed after every use) and must completely cover the nose and mouth. The exception is when an employee is alone in an office or working alone outside; however, if someone enters the office or enters the outside workspace, masks must be worn by all parties. 
  • Sodexo Environmental Services will perform general daily cleaning and sanitizing in buildings and offices and will be responsible for sanitizing all workplace touch points multiple times during the day. Employees are expected to help maintain a sanitary workplace by wiping down touch points after use.
  • The college will provide sanitization supplies for on-campus use. 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.  Contact this team if you have specific needs.
  • 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.  Contact this team if you have specific needs. Read the PPE and cleaning supply request guidelines.
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Submitting Proof of Vaccination

CC will require all students, faculty, and staff who are accessing campus for the 2021-22 academic year to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All members of the campus community will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exemption by Aug. 1.

Students: View the process for students to submit proof of vaccination.

Employees:
Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation using this Vaccination Portal
Submit a COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Claim using this Exemption Portal

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