COVID-19 Procedures for Students and Employees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

CMC is actively monitoring COVID-19 developments and guidance from the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and local public health agencies. The college will begin the 2022-2023 academic year under similar guidelines that worked well for students, faculty, and staff in this past spring.

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Vaccinations required only for student athletes and select programs

Students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and to remain up-to-date on all boosters as recommended and when eligible.

Proof of being up-to-date on vaccines is a requirement for college athletes and students participating in study abroad trips.

Programs requiring vaccinations include health care, public safety and first responder programs where vaccination is required for clinical or internship placement.

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Masks optional

CMC’s procedural guidelines for masks/face coverings:

  • Masks/face-coverings are generally not required in CMC buildings, classrooms, or residence halls.
  • The CDC recommends masks be worn when around others following a positive COVID test or close contact with a person testing positive, regardless of vaccination status:
    • For those testing positive for COVID-19, wear a well-fitting mask for the 5 additional days following your 5-day isolation period.
    • For those who had close contact with someone who tested positive, wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days following the date of contact.
  • Masks remain optional for anyone that is more comfortable wearing one.  Students with general concerns about face-to-face courses are encouraged to use high quality face coverings such as KN95 masks.

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COVID, particularly the highly transmissible Omicron variant, is a threat to everyone in our mountain communities. Help us keep crushing COVID by following these important precautions.

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COVID FAQs

Does CMC require the COVID-19 vaccine for students?

We implore everyone who can to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as soon as possible.

Proof of having received the COVID vaccine and booster, if you’re eligible for one, will be a requirement for student athletes, and/or those enrolled in some health care, public safety and first responder programs where vaccination is required for clinical or internship placement.

Study abroad programs with the college also require vaccination in order to participate.

Other students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to get vaccinated.

By when do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Where required, students must be fully vaccinated before participating in any athletic team activities or by the time they begin classes in a program that will require proof of vaccination.

Where can I get tested for COVID?

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment maintains a list of free testing locations.

How do I seek an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, if it applies to me? 

To apply for an exemption, download the appropriate Registrar Form and follow the instructions.

Will CMC require masks to be worn at CMC campuses and facilities?

Masks/face-coverings are generally not required in CMC buildings, classrooms, or residence halls, however masks remain an option for all.

The CDC does recommend masks be worn when around others following a positive COVID test or close contact with a person testing positive, regardless of vaccination status:

  • For those testing positive for COVID-19, wear a well-fitting mask for the 5 additional days following your 5-day isolation period.
  • For those who had close contact with someone who tested positive, wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days following the date of contact.
Will social distancing still be required?

Social distancing is encouraged when appropriate but not required.

Will I need to report a symptom check daily?

No, but if you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home and get tested before returning to campus.

Will virtual services (tutoring, advising and faculty office hours) remain available to students this year?

While most services will be offered in-person this year, many will continue to be offered virtually.

Will campus life return to normal?

CMC plans a full return of traditional residential and student life activities, including open dining halls (at residential campuses), recreation facilities, libraries and the like.

Can I request a roommate who has been vaccinated?

Personal health information is private and protected under federal law. The college cannot disclose who has been vaccinated.

Can students have visitors on campus? 

Yes, although some restrictions may apply. Contact your residence life staff.

What are the cleaning protocols on campus?

CMC will follow cleaning guidance as recommended by the Colorado Department of Environmental Health and Environment (CDPHE).