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Here's what you need to know for the week of Jan. 11:

  • The week of Jan. 4, the college sent notifications about an on-campus student and staff member receiving positive COVID-19 test results. 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.
  • Vaccine guidance for El Paso County. (see below)
  • New protocols for accessing Worner Campus Center. (details below)

El Paso County Public Health Answers "How Will I Get the Vaccine?"

EPCPH launched a new vaccine webpage to provide access to timely, relevant, and credible information about accessing COVID-19 vaccines. The “How  will I get the vaccine?” page offers contacts for vaccine providers, details about eligibility and timelines, advice on staying safe as the vaccination process continues, and information on reporting adverse events. If you are age 70 or older, please visit this page for information about how to get the vaccine.

Statewide Wastewater Testing Helps Track COVID-19

In a collaborative effort with scientists across the state, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is currently monitoring levels of COVID-19 virus particles, found in wastewater. Wastewater testing is a valuable component of CC’s testing and prevention strategies as well. When used in combination with other public health information, it can alert health officials to meaningful increasing or decreasing trends. Using this chart, you can select the utility in your area and view location-specific data.

Updated Protocols for Accessing Worner Campus Center

To encourage appropriate enhanced social distancing procedures and accordance with campus risk mitigation procedures, changes are now in effect to at Worner Campus Center. All visitors are expected to limit time spent in the Worner Center to no more than 15 minutes; masks must be worn at all times; no eating, congregating, or studying in the building. View specific details on Worner access. Remember, Tutt Library is currently open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Students who are authorized to use campus facilities may resume studying in the building by appointment.

Public Health Emergency Leave Available for CC Employees

All employees have up to two weeks of public health emergency leave available. Full-time employees will receive 80 hours in their leave bank and part-time employees will receive 40 hours. This leave can be used only for specific purposes during the current public health emergency:
  • Self-isolating or work exclusion due to exposure, symptoms, or diagnosis of the communicable illness in the public health emergency;
  • Seeking a diagnosis, treatment, or care (including preventive care) of such an illness;
  • Being unable to work due to a health condition that may increase susceptibility to or risk of such an illness;
  • Caring for a child or other family member with one of the above situations, or whose school or child care is unavailable

Updated CC Dashboards

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:; 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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