CCA COVID-19 Response

Complete this form if you have been tested, exposed, or have received positive results for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Report Form

 


March 30, 2022:  CCA Masking Protocol Update

Greetings, CCA.

Based on the evidence of decreasing COVID-19 cases throughout the state and with guidance from local health leaders, CCA will discontinue its mask mandate for faculty, instructors, staff, and students beginning Monday, April 4, 2022. Please note that wearing of face masks will be highly recommended in all indoor spaces, as they have been a proven way to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We ask that everyone remembers there are some within our campus community who may have health diagnosis, and/or are immunocompromised, and/or are living with someone who is at higher risk. Please respect all individuals who continue to wear masks. This change in practice does not alter our responsibility to act with courtesy and kindness.

Given this update and continued decrease in cases and positivity rates, CCA is also updating our COVID-19 Alert Level to our “Low Risk” response category. For more information on the COVID-19 Alert Levels and CCA’s response, please visit the COVID-19 webpage. Here you can find specific information and details on COVID-19 response efforts within the college.

We encourage you to protect yourself by getting the COVID-19 vaccine and receiving a COVID-19 test if you feel ill. It is also very important to stay home if/when you feel ill for your health and safety and for others. As always, if you have been tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms, have been exposed, or have tested positive, please complete the COVID-19 Report Form as soon as possible.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email COVIDquestions@ccaurora.edu. Also, refer to the COVID-19 webpage for updated information.

Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy and safe environment to work and learn in. Your continued efforts are very much appreciated.

Mordecai Ian Brownlee, Ed.D.
President, Community College of Aurora

 

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Protocol

Academic Programs with Required Vaccination Policies

Please note that the following COVID-19 required vaccination policies from the Fall 2021 semester will remain in effect for the Spring 2022 semester.

Students and staff within the following academic programs are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Any new students or staff within the following programs are required to be fully vaccinated by March 1, 2022. Please note that weekly COVID-19 testing will be required to start the Spring 2022 semester for any new students and staff that have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • NUA – Nursing Assistant
  • HPR – Healthcare Professionals
  • EMT Program
  • Paramedic Program
  • Film Video
  • Theatre
  • Fire Academy
  • Police Academy

Students or staff members within the academic programs listed above seeking to be exempt from the vaccination policy should request a medical or religious exemption form by emailing COVIDquestions@ccaurora.edu.
 


Safety and COVID-19 Response

 

To see a complete list of testing free COVID-19 testing sites in the Tri-County area, visit the Tri-County Health Department website.

If you’re a CCA student or employee and displaying a pandemic contagion or other contagious/infectious disease symptoms, being tested for a pandemic contagion or other contagious/infectious disease or self-quarantining at the direction of a medical professional, or have been knowingly exposed to someone with a pandemic contagion or other contagious/infectious disease symptoms, please fill out CCA’s “COVID-19 Report” form.

CO Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19. By opting in, your Android or iPhone device will share anonymous tokens with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s Bluetooth. If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will notify you. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website to learn more about the app.

The CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Tri-County Health Department have recently updated timeline guidance for individuals testing positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19. Please view the updated guidance below.

Individuals testing positive for COVID-19:

  • Isolate for 5 days after onset of symptoms regardless of vaccination status
  • Individuals can return to campus on day 6 IF they are asymptomatic
  • Do not return to campus if symptoms are still present

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19

Quarantine for 5 days after exposure (if)

  • Individuals are not fully vaccinated
  • Individuals who are 6 months out from their second Pfizer/Moderna dose or 2 months out from their JandJ dose and have not yet received a booster dose

Quarantine not required (if)

  • Individuals that are fully vaccinated and received their booster dose
  • Individuals that are fully vaccinated and within 6 months of their second Pfizer/Moderna dose or within 2 months of their J&J dose

Regardless of vaccination status, CDC recommends getting a COVID-19 test on day 5 after exposure or immediately isolate and get tested if any symptoms develop.

General Reminders

* If you are sick or develop any COVID-19 symptoms, individuals need to stay home. Do not come to campus. Get tested immediately.

* Complete a COVID-19 Report. By doing this, you will be contacted by the COVID-19 Response Team and you will be provided with a return to campus date.

* For any questions or concerns, please email COVIDquestions@ccaurora.edu.

Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines

  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while inside any CCA buildings, effective August 16, 2021, and until further notice.
  • When studying in a room alone, students can remove their mask.
  • While outside, employees, students, and college visitors don’t have to wear a mask.
  • Faculty and staff may remove their mask when presenting.
  • Special accommodations will be made for those who have a medical or religious reason to not wear a mask.

At this time, CCA does not plan to implement any kind of social-distancing measures for employees, students, or college visitors.

 

Please refer to the Tri-County Health Department website to stay up to date on travel advisories.

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