COVID-19 Protocol FAQs

FRCC's COVID Protocol Frequently Asked Questions 

We know you will probably have many questions about how to submit vaccine information, how to test and more. Please check our FAQ section below.

General COVID Protocol Questions

 

COVID-19 cases in Colorado are increasing again.  Based on the trends in Colorado COVID cases last year, cases are likely to spike in the winter, just as spring semester starts.  This puts the college community at risk of spread on campus and more disruption to classes because we will need to quarantine students. We also have staff and students who care for at-risk individuals and could be at more risk of spreading the virus to them.  While testing and vaccines will not eliminate the risk, they can reduce the chance of transmission on campus.

In addition,  hospitals across the state are concerned with rising ICU demand.  Especially in Northern Colorado,  some hospitals are already exceeding their ICU bed capacity.  This ICU shortage can make it difficult to continue our health care programs and mean that seriously ill people, from both COVID and other causes, may lack care.  As part of the community, FRCC is taking steps to reduce community transmission.

The first thing to do is to review that email.  It will explain what you need to do based on the information the college has on file.  The email will either state that we have your vaccine verification on file and you do not need to do anything more to attend classes on campus in the spring.  If we do not have your vaccine information you will need to complete the Vaccine Verification Status Form, found in your email agreeing to either upload your vaccine information, weekly testing, or that you will only take fully online or off-site courses. 

If you do not wish to share your vaccination information or agree to weekly testing you will not be able to attend on-campus courses.  If you complete the Vaccine Verification Status Form agreeing to only take online/remote or off-site courses you can attend online/remote and offsite courses.  If you do not fill out the form you will be dropped from all classes on January 7, 2022.

You are welcome to email the Dean of Student Affairs on the campus you wish to take classes on:

Boulder County Campus – Carla Stein (carla.stein@frontrange.edu)

Brighton Center – Erica Ingalls (Erica.ingalls@frontrange.edu)

Larimer Campus – Kyla Antony (kyla.antony@frontrange.edu)

Westminster Campus – Erica Ingalls (erica.Ingalls@frontrange.edu)

Contact the Registrar's Office at FRCCCOVIDResponse@frontrange.edu 

Yes, all students taking classes on an FRCC campus must either provide proof of vaccination or agree to test weekly.  The protocols do not apply to high school students who take FRCC courses only at their high school.

Yes. Colorado Community College System Chancellor Garcia announced new requirements implementing COVID-19 testing protocols for all students, faculty, and staff to continue face-to-face learning in the spring. Effective January 7, 2022, students at all 13 Colorado Community College System schools will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis if they do not show proof of vaccination.

 

Testing

 

TStudents and staff who choose not to get vaccinated will be required to test weekly and will need to provide the college proof of the negative test to come to campus. The COVID testing process will require weekly testing submissions.

  • Results can be uploaded between Tuesday and Thursday and must be submitted by Thursday, by 11:59 pm.
  • Tests should be taken between Saturday and Thursday.
  • Test results must be no more than 72 hours old when uploaded.  First test results must be submitted by January 18, 2022.
  • Test results must be third-party validated. You can use testing sites on FRCC campuses or go to any community testing site.

FRCC will accept rapid antigen tests from the FRCC testing sites or PCR tests administered by a third-party provider. This will include both nasal and saliva PCR tests.  We will not accept rapid at home tests. Test results must be third-party validated. 

Rapid tests for at-home use will not be accepted.  These tests do not give any indication of when they were administered. Test results must be third-party validated. 

It is your responsibility to schedule a test early enough to provide the results by the deadline.  If results at your site are delayed more than 72 hours, please notify the Dean of Student Affairs of the campus you attend that you have tested, but have not received your results.

However, you will not be able to have repeated grace periods. If you do not submit evidence of negative test on the identified schedule you will receive a warning and/or other conduct sanctions as well as not be able to return to campus until you present a negative test and have been cleared by the Dean of Students office (We will have 24-business hours to respond to late tests to provide clearance).

Students will receive only one warning for the entire semester. After that initial warning, students will continue to the next steps of the disciplinary process every time they fail to upload their testing documentation.

No.  There is free community testing available in all the communities FRCC serves. Free on-campus testing will be offered two days each week on each campus beginning Monday, January 17, 2022 to asymptomatic students and employees. 

  • Register: Sign up for MyQuest app. You will be able to register, make appointments and get test results on this app.  
  • Make Appointments: Please schedule a testing appointment in advance at the website listed below.  In the first week or two of classes you may be able to schedule an appointment at the testing site on a drop-in basis, but if all appointments are full you may have a wait.
  • Get Results: You will receive an email when results are ready to review in the MyQuest app. Sign in to MyQuest app for results. Rapid antigen results will be available 30 minutes after the test is taken.  

Campus Location

Days and Times

Room Registration Link

Boulder County Campus

10 am - 6 pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays only

Administrative Building
A1438
Boulder County Campus Registration

Larimer Campus

10 am - 6 pm
Mondays & Thursdays only
Mt. Antero Building
MA554
Larimer Campus Registration
Westminster Campus
10 am - 6 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays only
C576 Westminster Campus Registration

 

  • Click on the link above for the campus you will be testing.  
  • Answer questions about symptoms and provide optional demographic information (race, ethnicity etc.)  
  • Enter last name, S#, and date of birth (do not leave blanks after). This will confirm you may use the on campus testing site.  
  • If you are unable to register, please refer to the Dean of Students Office.
  • Search for your campus name    
  • Sign up for a MyQuest account using your name, address, telephone number, email address, username, and password. OR login to your existing account to complete the registration.  If you are a minor, your parent/legal guardian must complete the registration for you.   
  • Select an appointment time for a specific campus.  
  • A confirmation screen will display once the appointment is scheduled. 

You can schedule appointments as far in advance as you like and into the following weeks – please register only for the campus to which you belong.  You must register each time you need a test. 

 If you are unable to register, please see your campus Dean of Students for assistance. 

  •  Identify yourself with your name, date of birth and confirmation number. 
  • You will self-swab and provide a sample for testing. 
  • Please leave the testing site. Your results will be in your MyQuest account in approximately 30 minutes. 
  • Test results are due each week by Thursday at 11:59 pm. 
  • Students can use results from tests at FRCC or from community testing sites. 
  • COVID tests must be taken within 72 hours of submitting results to FRCC.  Tests must be taken between Saturday and Thursday. Results from outside FRCC must be third-party validated. 
  • Each Monday morning at 8 am, students will receive an email with a unique link to upload their COVID-19 test results. The link is set to expire at the end of the week and each Monday at 8am, a new link will be emailed out
    • .Select College (Front Range Community College) and “Current Student”.  

      Sign in (use the information you use to sign in to eWolf). If you need assistance, please contact (888) 800-9198 or the Welcome Desk.

    • Fill in contact information and where plan to visit on campus. 

    • Select test results (back positive, negative or haven’t tested yet). 

    • Enter test date, testing location and upload a copy of test results. 

    • Sign name. 

    • Once test result is uploaded, you will receive an email verification at your FRCC email that it has been received.

If you have recently received your vaccination, you may submit a copy of your card here. You may also visit www.frontrange.edu/covid19 for more information.  

Instructors will not be expected to allow students to make up work if they are unable to attend class because they did not meet their testing agreement.

Students who do not get tested will not be able to return to campus until they can present a negative test.  Instructors will not be expected to allow students to make up missed work. 

No, antibody tests will not qualify. Students who have had COVID within 90 days will be exempt from testing until 90 days from their initial positive test.  The 90 day time period is based on current Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, which may change. 

Students who have had a positive PCR test in the past will need to provide proof of positive test. Based on CDC guidance that recommends individuals who have had a positive PCR test not retest for 90 days, students who provide proof of a COVID positive PCR test will not be required to test for 90 days from the date of the positive test.

 

Vaccine Verification


If you recently had a COVID vaccination, you can upload a copy of your card. If you have any challenges uploading your card please contact the Registrar’s office at  FRCCCOVIDResponse@frontrange.edu.

Yes.  If you want to be exempt from testing, you will need to be at least two weeks post the second shot to attend classes in person.  If you have had one shot or are less than two weeks after your second shot, you can test weekly until you are two weeks past your second shot.  At that point submit your updated vaccine information and your testing exemption will begin

We encourage you to complete the form and upload your current vaccination card.  This will keep you enrolled for the spring until you can upload your completed vaccination card.  Once you get your second shot re-complete the form and upload your completed vaccination card. 

No. We highly encourage you to complete your booster shot when available, but at this time we you do not need booster shots.

No, the only way to get this information is for you to upload a copy of your card.

No, all students attending classes on campus must agree to get vaccinated or agree to weekly testing or to take fully remote or off-site classes only.

 

Online/Fully Remote Course Taking


If you plan to take only online/remote only courses, you do not have to submit weekly tests.  However, if you want to come to campus for services, you will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours.  College staff will ask for paper or electronic documents at the Welcome Centers. Once the student is cleared in one office, they will receive an on campus verification form for the remainder of the day.   

If you have questions please contact frcccovidresponse@frontrange.edu.  

When students taking fully online classes or off-site classes want to come to campus for services, they will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours.  College staff will ask for paper or electronic documents at the Welcome Centers. Once the student is cleared in one office, they will receive an on campus verification form for the remainder of the day.   

If you have questions please contact frcccovidresponse@frontrange.edu.