Last updated    FEB 28, 2022

CMC Trail Map: Plans for Spring 2022

CMC is actively monitoring developments involving the COVID-19 Omicron variant with local public health authorities. Please check back for any changes in requirements and recommendations.

If a class you are interested in shows full, register for the waitlist and check back often. CMC is actively adding additional sessions for high-demand classes, inclusive of those desired online. Many In-person, Hybrid and Livestream courses begin January 17 with Online Anytime starting January 24.

Masks optional at CMC beginning February 28

February 24, 2022

On Monday, February 28, 2022, Colorado Mountain College will replace its mandatory masking procedures with “mask optional” ones, as approved by CMC’s College Council.

The following represent CMC’s procedural guidelines…
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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 students enrolling this spring who live in CMC residence halls, 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?

Students must be fully vaccinated before moving into the residence halls or by the time they begin classes in a program that will require proof of vaccination. Spring 2022 courses begin on January 17, 2022.

Where can I get tested for COVID?

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment maintains a list of free testing locations. To assist those with limited health care options or those who cannot access one of the many free testing sites, the college will pay for testing for faculty, staff and students who need a COVID-19 test.  Guidance for this service will be posted on Basecamp. 

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.

Am I required to be vaccinated for a college-sponsored trip with overnight lodging?

Beginning January 1, 2022, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and employees participating in any course or activity that includes shared lodging (i.e. more than one person per room, cabin, tent, etc.).

This is a requirement for participation in all credit courses, non-credit courses, or activities sponsored by CMC, such as TRiO Upward Bound, that include shared overnight lodging arrangements.

As is the case with our other vaccination requirements, students have the ability to opt out of this requirement due to medical and/or deeply held religious reasons.

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

Effective February 28, 2022, Masks/face-coverings will not be required in CMC buildings, classrooms, or residence halls. Masks will be optional for all.

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.

Will CMC waive its requirement for first-year students to live in the residence hall for those who do not want to be vaccinated?

No, the live-on requirement will be enforced this spring. Students who choose not to be vaccinated may request a vaccination waiver (when available). The normal process for requesting a release from the live-on requirement will also be in place this spring.

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). 

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