Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Información sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest Updates

College Guidance on Governor Polis’ “Stay at Home” Order

March 27, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Jared Polis announced the implementation of an emergency “Stay at Home” Order (Public Health Order 20-24) for all Colorado residents. The order is in effect from 6:00a on Thursday, March 26, 2020 to 11:59p on April 11, 2020…. Read more: College Guidance on Governor Polis’ “Stay at Home” Order

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CMC Changes Registration Dates

March 24, 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving environment around the COVID-19 outbreak, Colorado Mountain College announces the following changes to our registration dates….
Read more: CMC Changes Registration Dates

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CMC Leadership Team Update and FAQs - March 25, 2020

Message to our Mountain Communities - March 20, 2020

General Information


CMC is closely monitoring news and information about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

We have college-wide and campus-based emergency preparedness plans and are updating them to guide the college’s response in the event of the spread of a highly infectious disease such as COVID-19.

To stay healthy and reduce the spread of seasonal flu or the novel coronavirus, the CDC recommends that everyone:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing, with soap and water. At a minimum, use an alcohol-based hand rub, which may be less effective than soap and water.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette. The main way flu or viruses spread is from person to person in droplets produced by coughs and sneezes, so it’s important to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
    • If you are a student and have concerns about missing class, contact your instructor.
    • If you are an employee and need clarification on the college’s sick leave policies and procedures, contact Human Resources.
  • Talk to your health care provider about whether you should be vaccinated for the flu. People who want protection from the flu – especially pregnant women or people with underlying health conditions – can be encouraged to get vaccinated, as those vaccines become available. As yet there is not a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.

Some other key things to keep in mind:

  • Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date public health information by calling the toll-free Colorado Health Emergency Line at 877-462-2911 (in English or Spanish).
  • If you are sick, it is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or an emergency room to prevent the spread of illness. Tell them your symptoms and that you suspect you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or had recent travel to an area that is experiencing community spread.

Read the CMC’s Response FAQ

For more information, go to: 

Centers for Disease Control Information on Coronaviruses
Department of Homeland Security Information on Coronaviruses



screen shot of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) fact sheet

What you need to know about COVID-19

View/download the Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control:

CDC Fact Sheet - English
 CDC Hoja de hechos - en español

View/download the Fact Sheet from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

CDPHE Fact Sheet
CDPHE Hoja de hechos - en español

Stop the spread of germs poster, CDC

Stop the Spread of Germs

View/download the poster from the Centers for Disease Control:

Poster - English
 Póster - en español

Contact CMC

Email us, if you have specific questions regarding our coronavirus response.