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Here's what you need to know for the week of June 1:

  • CC did not send any notifications about positive COVID-19 test results during the week of May 24. 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
  • Students: Submit vaccination documentation
  • Updated mask requirement (see below)
  • Additional guidelines for employees’ on-campus work

Outdoor Mask Requirement Lifted 

Beginning today, June 1, the outdoor mask requirement has been lifted on the CC campus. Masks are still required indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and social distancing — keeping a six-foot distance between yourself and others — should still be observed. El Paso County is experiencing high COVID-19 positivity rates and the risk of exposure to variants remains. Continue to wear masks indoors both on and off campus, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Professors teaching in outdoor classrooms can collaborate with their students to agree on a protocol in which everyone in the class feels safe and protected. NOTE: A new campus visitor policy will be shared soon. 

Students: Submit Vaccination Documents Now

Students can now submit vaccination paperwork via SUMMIT. All members of the campus community will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exemption by Aug. 1. For students enrolled in the summer Blocks A, B, and /or C, which occur prior to the Aug. 1 vaccination deadline:
  • Please submit vaccination documentation as soon as possible.
  • Fully vaccinated students who have submitted proof of vaccination will not have to quarantine upon arrival and must follow all risk-mitigation protocols.
  • Remember, if you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to show a negative COVID test before participating in in-person courses.
The Immunization/Health information website, provides links to the Student SUMMIT portals, as well as exemption forms and instructions. Read more about our return to campus protocols, which go into effect June 1. If you have questions, please contact

Preparing for Return to On-Campus Work

If you’ve been working remotely, begin discussions with your supervisor this week about returning to on-campus work. While some departments may require on-campus work earlier, employees should start transitioning during the period from June 15 to August 1 to some number of days on campus. This transition period allows you to re-adjust to the in-office routine and gives you time to determine what needs you may have in your campus work space. Note: These dates apply to year-round employees; nine-month employees will return to on-campus work later in the summer, based on their contracted schedule. Read the full update shared by the Office of Human Resources last week

Get Vaccinated: Vaccine Clinic June 4 and Other Opportunities

Manitou Springs High School will host a vaccine clinic Friday, June 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. They will distribute the Pfizer vaccine and you can come for your first or second vaccine. Sign up here

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. We encourage everyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine to schedule their appointment. 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:

  • 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 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

Introducing Colorado Comeback Cash

If you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you could win $1 million. As part of this public health initiative, the Colorado Lottery will conduct a random weekly drawing on behalf of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to identify one vaccinated Colorado resident each week to win a million-dollar cash prize. All Colorado residents age 18 and older who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as determined by eligibility rules, are automatically entered into the drawing. Drawings for $1M will be held each week for five weeks, beginning next week and ending with the final announcement on July 7. Learn more about Colorado Comeback Cash

Tutt Library OPEN for Summer Session 

Students, faculty, and staff who have permission to enter the library can do so by tapping their Gold Card to open the library doors on the south Tava Quad entrance, then showing their card and completed COVID-19 self-assessment in the CC Mobile app at the Welcome Desk. The library is open Sunday through Friday during the block and closed Saturdays. Check the library hours page for detailed hours. Students no longer need to reserve a seat and may choose a study space on the first, second, and third floors. Continue to request books from the library collection using the online catalog and access electronic materials via the library homepage.Reference help is available using the Chat links on the Tutt Library webpages. Check the FAQ: All services and policies as affected by COVID-19 for more information.

The "New Normal"

The Class of 2020 finally got to celebrate their Commencement, in-person at Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday, May 30. Photo by Jennifer Coombes

Check Out 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:; 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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