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Summer and Fall '21 Updates

Updated Protective Measures for Summer and Fall '21

We are making strong progress in combating COVID-19. Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment show that a majority of our in-state student population has either been partially or fully vaccinated.

Beginning this summer and moving into the fall, UCCS will relax some COVID-19 protective measures for the vaccinated campus community. Reduced capacities in classrooms will remain for summer, but capacities in other venues will adjust.

This “Cautionary” phase will last from June 10 to Aug. 1, or so long as the public health metrics in the county continue to improve.

During the “Cautionary” phase: 

  • Face coverings will be required for unvaccinated individuals when indoors and encouraged for every individual when indoors.
  • Faculty and staff are required to respond to UCCS’ vaccination attestation. The attestation process will launch the week of June 28.
  • All instructional modes will proceed as scheduled.
  • Public spaces including dining halls, University Center, and the Ent Center for the Arts will operate at full capacity.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged.
  • Contact tracing and testing will be conducted for known exposures. Quarantine will be required for UCCS’ unvaccinated population if found to be exposed.

Beginning Aug. 2, or at a time when the vaccination attestation confirms over 70 percent of the UCCS population has received a vaccination, we will move into the “Protect the Pride” phase.

During the “Protect the Pride” phase:

  • Face coverings will be required for unvaccinated individuals when indoors.
  • Instructional modes will be as scheduled, which is primarily in-person. The majority of events, services and public spaces will operate at full capacity.
  • Contact tracing and testing will continue for known exposures among UCCS’ unvaccinated population.
 

A Two-Phase Approach to Summer & Fall

Summer "Caution" Phase

The "Caution" Phase will dictate protective measures in place on the UCCS campus.

This phase's goal dates are June 10 – Aug. 1.

Fall "Protect the Pride" Phase

The "Protect the Pride" Phase will dictate protective measures in place on the UCCS campus in the fall.

This phase's goal dates are Aug. 2 and beyond.

Protective Measures Broken Out By Area

Protective Measures
  • Summer and Fall 2021 Updates

    Goal Dates

    "Caution" Phase
    June 10 – Aug. 1

    "Protect the Pride" Phase
    Aug. 2 – Onwards

     

    Trigger Points
    for Campus Safety Measures

     

    100-200 incidences per 100k in El Paso County or 

    less than 50% of UCCS population vaccinated.  

    Mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated persons associated with contact tracing. 

     

     

     

    Fewer than 100 incidences per 100K in El Paso County 

    or 70% of UCCS population vaccinated. 

    Mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated persons associated with contact tracing. 

     

    Precautions
    (Apply to all campus activities)

     

     

    Vaccination Attestation required

    Masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals.  

    Masks encouraged indoors in public areas and classrooms for all. 

    Communication about not coming to campus with symptoms.  

    Contact tracing and testing for known exposures to unvaccinated population. 

     

     

    Vaccination Attestation reported

    Masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals.  

    Contact tracing and testing for known exposures to unvaccinated population. 

  • Summer and Fall 2021 Academics

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Instructional Delivery

    All delivery modes as scheduled.

     

    All delivery modes as scheduled, primarily in-person.

    Classroom

     

    Encourage social distancing. 

    50% of rated fire code capacity.  

     

     

    Full capacity 

    Library

     

    Study rooms at capacity. 100 cap per floor. 

     

    Full capacity – all floors open.

    Research and Labs

     

    Social distancing encouraged at full capacity with unlimited access. 

     

    Full capacity

  • Protections for visitors

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Campus Visitors

    Wellness check required for visitors.

    Unlimited

    Visitors to Residence Halls

     

    Two campus visitors per resident permitted. Residence hall rules apply. Wellness check required.

     

     

    No restrictions. Practice social distancing. Residence hall rules apply. 

    Family Development Center

     

    Full capacity – LPHA contact tracing.

     

     

    Full capacity

    Office Staffing Model

     

    Office staffing model transitions to meet campus mission. Fully vaccinated cohorts can operate at full capacity.

     

    Full capacity

  • Protections for auxiliaries

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Retail Bookstore

    Posted occupancy

     

    Posted occupancy

    Dining and Restaurants

     

    Full capacity

     

     

    Full capacity

    Catering

     

    Full capacity

     

     

    Full capacity

    Athletic Events

     

    Follow RMAC guidelines for athletes. 

    Limited ticketing for indoor/outdoor events. 

     

     

     

    Follow RMAC guidelines for athletes. 

    Unlimited ticketing for indoor/outdoor events. 

    Wellness Center Visits

     

    Some in-person and some remote health care and mental health and counseling visits. 

    COVID testing, contact tracing and vaccinations available. 

     

    All in-person care available. 

    Optional remote care. 

     

  • Protections for events

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Indoor Events Unseated

    Unlimited ticketed event.

    Masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals unless private closed event.

     

    Full capacity

    Indoor Events Seated

     

    Unlimited ticketed event.

    Masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals unless private closed event. 

     

     

    Full capacity

    Outdoor Events Unseated

     

    Unlimited ticketed event. 

     

     

    Unlimited ticketed event

    Outdoor Events Seated

     

    Unlimited ticketed event. 

     

     

    Unlimited ticketed event

    Conference Events

     

    Unlimited ticketed event or event with guest list.

    Masking required for unvaccinated persons unless it is a closed private event. 

     

     

    Full capacity

    Ent Center for the Arts

     

    Unlimited ticketed event.

    Follow established protective measures for backstage and children’s events. Meet or exceed Actor’s Equity Union requirements.

    Masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals unless private closed event. 

     

    Full capacity

  • Protections for recreation and recreational events

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Fitness Center, Gyms, Aquatics 

    Full capacity with masks required indoors for unvaccinated individuals. 

    Facility has contact tracing plan in place. 

     

    Full capacity

    Group Sports and Camps

     

    50-person cap per cohort group.

    Follow CDPHE guidance for children.  

    Local Public Health Agency (LPHA) contact tracing. 

     

     

    Full capacity

    Outdoor Recreation at Alpine Field, Trails, S.O.L.E.

     

    100-person cap per cohort group.  

    LPHA contact tracing.

     

    Full capacity

  • Protections for travel and transportation

    Phase

    Left=Caution Phase (June 10-Aug. 1)

    Right=Protect the Pride Phase (Aug. 2-Onward)

    Travel

    Follow CDC guidance – No domestic travel restrictions. 

    Personal Services Contract (PSC) setting approval levels

     

    Follow CDC guidance – Personal Services Contract (PSC) setting approval levels.  

    Transportation Shuttles and Charters

     

    Follow CDC guidance. Operate at full capacity.

    Masks required for all individuals during transit. 

    Increase ventilation when possible. 

     

    Follow CDC guidance. Operate at full capacity.

    Masks required for all individuals during transit. 

    Increase ventilation when possible. 

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