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Here's what you need to know for the week of June 21:

  • CC did not send any notifications about positive COVID-19 test results during the week of June 14. All positive test result notifications are available here. All known CC cases, regardless of whether exposure occurred at CC, appear on the CC COVID-19 dashboard
  • Faculty and staff can win prizes for submitting vaccination documents (details below)
  • Vaccinated employees no longer need to use COVID Checker (more below).
  • The COVID Weekly Report will be paused throughout July and August. 

Submit Vaccination Documents and Get Entered to Win

Have you submitted your COVID-19 vaccination documents? All employees who submit documentation will be entered to win cool prizes like iPads, drones, and $250 Amazon gift cards. Register your vaccination status, and you could win a prize. Prizes will be awarded for seven weeks June 21 through August 1. The sooner you submit your vaccine information, the more chances to win! Register your vaccination card or exemption form in the portal to automatically be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected from all registered staff and faculty. Submit your documentation using the links below.

Faculty and Staff: Submit Vaccination Documents

Employees may now submit COVID-19 vaccination cards and information. 
 
Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Submission Form: Click the “CC Login” option and log in with your regular single sign-on credentials. Note that the portal is used for students and employees, so if you are vaccinated, choose the Staff/Faculty COVID-9 Vaccination Documentation link. You will answer some questions and upload a picture of your vaccination card. 
 
Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Claim:  Click the “CC Login” option and log in with your regular single sign-on credentials Choose the Staff/Faculty COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Claim. You will be required to download a form and complete it, sign it, then upload it back to the portal. Falsifying information on the exemption form can lead to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

Students: Submit Vaccination Documents 

All members of the campus community will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exemption by Aug. 1. Students: Submit your vaccination paperwork via SUMMIT. The Immunization/Health information website provides links to the Student SUMMIT portals, as well as exemption forms and instructions. If you have questions, please contact vaccinationinfo@coloradocollege.edu

Vaccinated Employees Can Skip COVID Checker

Vaccinated employees are no longer required to use the COVID Checker on the CC app to answer health questions when arriving on campus. If you’re not fully vaccinated, it is still a good idea to use it to ensure you are paying attention to your symptoms and not coming to campus if you are ill.

Delta Variant Labeled Variant of Concern 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labeled the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a variant of concern. The Delta variant has been identified in 17 Colorado counties and currently makes up the second highest percentage of variants in the state. A variant of concern is a variant for which there is evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease (e.g., increased hospitalizations or deaths), significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination, reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures. Experts stress that getting vaccinated can provide significant protection against illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Getting vaccinated also protects others around you from getting COVID-19. Anyone who is not two weeks past the last dose of their vaccination series is not considered fully vaccinated and should continue to wear a mask in public indoor spaces, wash their hands frequently, practice physical distancing, and limit social gatherings with people outside their households. Anyone who is unvaccinated and is exposed to a person with COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 should quarantine.

Updated Summer 2021 Visitor Guidelines in Place

Check out the updated visitor policy for Summer 2021. If you have questions, please contact Mateo Munoz (mmunoz@coloradocollege.edu).

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

As part of Gov. Jared Polis’ Vaccines for All efforts, the State of Colorado is working with community-based organizations to host clinics focused on vaccinating underserved Coloradans. Vaccines are free, and no insurance, ID, or appointment are required to get vaccinated. These clinics are happening in El Paso County:
 
Monday, June 21
Ivywild School
4-6 p.m.
1604 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905
 
Tuesday, June 22
Trinity UMC Food Pantry
1-3 p.m.
701 N. 20th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Centura Health offers easy online COVID-19 vaccine scheduling to everyone ages 12 and older in Colorado and Western Kansas. This scheduling is open to the public; you are not required to have a Centura Health patient portal account. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

El Paso County has nearly 30 COVID-19 vaccine providers with more than 100 convenient locations. An interactive map to find the nearest provider, along with contact information to make an appointment, can be found here: elpasocountyhealth.org/how-can-i-get-a-vaccine.
  • For individuals ages 12 through 17, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized. Several providers are offering the Pfizer vaccine across the county, and for a full list, visit El Paso County Public Health’s website and look for the 12+ icon.
  • Safeway is now accepting walk-ins to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at its local pharmacies.
The Scientific Advisory Group has answered your vaccine-related questions. Access CC’s updated COVID-19 FAQs here and submit your questions to covid19@coloradocollege.edu

CDPHE to Call Coloradans about COVID Vaccines

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will begin making outgoing phone calls to Colorado residents ages 18 and older who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. The outbound call campaign is a step toward Colorado’s goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated with at least one dose by July 4. The calls will be completed by COVAXCO, the call center that has been answering inbound calls about COVID-19 vaccination in Colorado. Information will be available in multiple languages. Coloradans can continue to call the inbound vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Additionally, CDPHE will send text and email notifications to people between the ages of 18 and 29 years old who may be overdue for their second COVID-19 vaccine. Text messages will be sent from a text recipient: 45778 on June 22 and 25, and emails will originate from ColoradoDPHE@teletask.com on June 24 to notify people whose current records in the Colorado Immunization Information System indicate they may be more than 42 days past their first dose. These messages will include information on how to find a vaccine provider to schedule a second vaccination.

Wellness Bingo Cards Due Friday June 25

Are you playing Wellness Bingo? Bingo cards must be turned into Gina Lujan by close of business on June 25 via email at elujan@coloradocollege.edu. If you have any questions, contact Gina at (719) 389-6104 or via email at elujan@coloradocollege.edu. To play, just get the bingo card here. Complete the tasks in five squares in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) between June 1 and June 25 for entry into a drawing for prizes (including a tent, paddleboard, hammock, personal hydration pack, and others). The drawing will be held in early July.

COVID Weekly Report Paused Until August 

The COVID Weekly Report newsletter, which you’ve received each Monday afternoon  throughout the pandemic, will take a hiatus during the months of July and August. The Office of Communications along with CC’s COVID Response Team will evaluate the need for weekly messaging about COVID-19, and will assess the email newsletter platform. If you have feedback or ideas, email communications@coloradocollege.edu

Updated CC COVID Dashboard

The CC COVID-19 dashboard shows all known CC community cases, including our local off-campus students and employees. It provides quick access to COVID-19 metrics on campus and in the El Paso County community, including COVID-19 exposure, testing, and positive test results. For questions regarding this data, please contact Ben Moffitt in the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. We send a notification when an individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test result has been on campus within their contagious timeframe and may have been in contact with others on campus.

Resources for You

CC’s Coronavirus Updates & Resources page has the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as a listing of all campus messages. If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, direct them to: covid19@coloradocollege.edu; please leave your phone number if you prefer a personal call back. Remember, there are numerous resources on campus for support and assistance, including the Counseling Center, the Chaplain’s Office, Employee Assistance Plan, the Butler Center, the Advising Hub, and the Wellness Resource Center.


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