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Here's what you need to know for the week of June 28:

  • CC did not send any notifications about positive COVID-19 test results during the week of June 21. 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
  • Start your vaccination process NOW in order to meet CC’s Aug. 1 deadline for submitting documentation.
  • Masks now optional for fully vaccinated people indoors (details below).
  • The COVID Weekly Report will be paused during July and August.

Masks Optional on Campus for Fully Vaccinated 

CC’s on-campus indoor mask requirement changes starting TODAY, June 28. At this time, about 60% of employees and 60% of Block B students have submitted vaccination documentation, enabling the Scientific Advisory Group to estimate the campus population’s vaccination rate to be at least 84%. The COVID-19 incidence rate in El Paso County has returned to lower levels and is declining, with rates approaching what is designated as a low-risk environment. In addition, the CC community has not experienced cases of COVID-19 since June 3. Wearing a mask indoors is now optional for fully vaccinated CC community members and strongly recommended for those who are unvaccinated. The full announcement is available here

COVID Weekly Report Paused Until August 

The COVID Weekly Report newsletter, which you’ve been receiving each Monday since the start of the academic year, will take a hiatus during the months of July and August. The Office of Communications, along with CC’s COVID Response Team, will reevaluate the need for weekly messaging about COVID-19, and assess the email newsletter platform. COVID-related news may also be shared in other college messaging including printed and digital signage, CC social media platforms, and other email updates and newsletters. Please share your input on CC’s regular email communications, so that we may best meet your needs to stay connected to the news and happenings of our CC community. Take this brief survey or send feedback directly to communications@coloradocollege.edu.

Submit Vaccination Documentation NOW and Win 

All students, faculty, and staff who are living, learning, working on, and accessing campus for the 2021-22 academic year are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All members of the CC community must submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation (proof of vaccination or exemption) by Aug. 1. If you have not started your vaccination process already, do so NOW in order to meet the Aug. 1 deadline.
 
All students who submit documentation will be entered to win cool prizes like iPads, Microsoft Surface tablets, and $250 Amazon gift cards. Register your vaccination status and you could win a prize! Prizes will be awarded once a week July 1 through August 1. Register your vaccination card or exemption form in SUMMIT to automatically be entered.
 
Employees also can win prizes for submitting vaccination documentation. 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. The sooner you submit your vaccine information, the more chances to win. Submit your documentation using the links below.

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

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.

Choosing Summer Activities

The best thing parents and family members can do to protect themselves, their children, and their communities is to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and to get their children vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Vaccinated people are unlikely to get sick with COVID-19 or spread it to others. Today, all Coloradans aged 12 and older can get vaccinated. CDPHE has many resources to answer your questions about protecting your families and connect you with a vaccine provider. As you make choices about activities for your family, think about these questions:

  • What are the risks inherent to the activity? 
  • Can I make the activity safer? 
  • Should I choose another, lower-risk activity? 
  • What do I know about the vaccination status of the people who will be there?

Some activities are inherently low risk. In general, outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities. Exploring the outdoors on a hike or playing in a public park are generally very safe things for families to do. Learn more in this update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

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).

Not Sure If You Need to Mask Up? 

If you are not fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask when you're in a public indoor space. This will help protect you and other people from exposure to COVID-19 and keep you and your community healthy. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Read more on the Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment blog

Check CC’s Updated 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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