Starting Friday, El Paso County will move from high-risk status (Level Orange) to severe risk (Level Red) on the state’s dial framework in response to high levels of COVID-19 disease transmission, positivity rate, and hospitalizations.
This means adhering to stricter limitations on social and commercial activities and tighter capacity limits for businesses and services. View the full Level Red guidance.
This status goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, and continues until further notice.
Here’s what it means for CC:
The college remains at CC Alert Level 2. Regardless of the current Alert Level, everyday risk-mitigation protocols should always be practiced: social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing.
- Bon Appetit continues to offer no indoor dining; all food service is takeout.
- Personal gatherings should include only those in your immediate household/your roommate.
- Campus offices and facilities will move to 10% capacity:
- The Adam F. Press Fitness Center will operate at 10% capacity with no more than 10 people on the strength or cardio floor at a given time. Reservations are required to use the fitness center and walk-ups will not be permitted into the facility.
- The Fine Arts Center will remain open at 10% capacity, requiring reservations.
- Employees who can work remotely should do so. Those who must work onsite should rotate times with co-workers or adopt staggered hours if possible.
- Most classes will be offered in distance-learning format, with very limited in-person interaction where absolutely necessary.
As we head into the holiday season, think about how you can help reduce risk to our community and your loved ones as we celebrate. Some recommendations:
College leadership continues to monitor and scrutinize our CC Alert Levels status weekly — or more often if conditions require it — allowing us to be proactive. As we continue our rigorous testing and health protocols, which have been successful so far, we hope to bring more students to campus starting with J Block. If caseloads in the county and state are very high, however, CC will wait until Block 5 to bring students to campus. A decision on this will be communicated as early as possible.