Last updated    JAN 17, 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.

COVID Procedures for Spring 2022

January 11, 2022

CMC will begin the spring 2022 semester under the same guidelines that worked well for students, faculty and staff in the fall.  This includes wearing masks indoors and avoiding entering CMC facilities when symptomatic with COVID-19.  Read more: COVID Procedures for Spring 2022

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Crush COVID Commitments

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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Get Vaccinated.
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Masks required until further notice.
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Wash your hands often.
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Stay home if you are sick.
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Get tested if you have symptoms.

Free On-Campus Vaccinations

Get vaccinated quickly and safely at these dates and locations:

CMC Breckenridge
February 22, 10am - 6pm

CMC Dillon
February 22, 10am - 6pm

CMC Glenwood Springs
January 20, 8am to 12pm
Free first, second doses and booster shots available. Please bring your vaccination card if you have one. No appointment, health insurance or ID needed.

CMC Rifle
January 25, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, 1st dose or booster
February 15, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, 2nd dose or booster
Please go to the gym. Walk in are encouraged, no need to pre-register.

CMC Spring Valley
January 20, 3pm - 7pm
Ascent Center, rooms 120/130
Free first, second doses and booster shots available. Please bring your vaccination card if you have one. No appointment, health insurance or ID needed.

CMC Steamboat Springs
January 20, 11am - 1pm
Student Activities and Community Resource Fair, Academic Center 3rd floor
No sign up necessary! Students, faculty and staff welcome!

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Get Vaccinated Anywhere in Colorado

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Free COVID Testing in Colorado



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?

Masks are required to be worn in indoor public settings, including classrooms, on all CMC campuses.

A survey conducted on Monday, August 16 found that 89% of CMC faculty and staff have received a COVID-19 vaccination. Despite these high vaccination rates, the COVID-19 Omicron variant is on the rise in our communities, and survey data indicated that nearly two thirds of respondents would feel safer if everyone wears a mask to begin the semester.

Additionally, college leadership feels wearing masks at the beginning of the semester will ease and facilitate the transition back to an in-person environment, and eventually to something resembling the pre-COVID teaching and learning environment.

“If vaccination rates continue to increase and transmission rates improve, we expect to conform our procedures to county-level public health guidelines,” said CMC Chief Operating Officer Matt Gianneschi. “In the meantime, and while the summer tourism season is still in full-swing, we will  ask students and staff to wear face coverings while we monitor local public health data in order to consider adjustments to our procedures.”

“Not everyone will agree to the proposed directions, but all can appreciate and recognize the clarity necessary to welcome students back to campus,” says CMC President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser. “If we all cooperate and do our part, hopefully we will be able to relax this requirement in the very near future.”

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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