Masks required for fall semester start
August 18, 2021
Colorado Mountain College will begin its fall semester on Aug. 23 with a range of innovative and accessible options for students to learn, while keeping all involved as safe and as healthy as possible.
CMC is requiring that students wear masks on campus for at least the first few weeks of the fall semester. The college will also require proof of the COVID-19 vaccination for students who are living in the college’s residence halls. Those who are participating in athletics or who are enrolled in academic programs such as health care, public safety and first responder are required to be vaccinated. Exemptions from vaccination may be requested for medical reasons or religious/personal beliefs.
Throughout the college’s 11 campuses and locations, staff, faculty and students who don’t fit the above criteria are not required to be vaccinated. The mask requirement is not permanent. College leadership will re-evaluate the masking policy in the coming weeks.
For those who are not comfortable attending classes in masks, the college is delivering course content in four ways as well as adding new sections of online classes. Online classes start one week later than in-person classes, so there’s still plenty of time to register.
- In-person courses are held face-to-face at a CMC campus
- Live-stream courses are held virtually in real time
- Hybrid courses are a combination of in-person class time and online interaction
- Online anytime courses are recorded virtual courses that students can take on their schedules
Keep Crushing COVID
Last year’s 5 Commitments to Containment were an effective way to communicate our expectations for everyone. Because recommendations have changed, we’re asking you to join us in crushing COVID by following the “Crush COVID Commitments” below.
CMC is actively monitoring developments involving the delta variant with our local public health authorities. Complete up-to-date information on COVID-19, including frequently asked questions, is available at COVID-19 Information.