What to Expect on FRCC Campuses This Summer
At FRCC our priority is to keep our community safe. We have developed the following COVID-19 campus protocols—which closely follow guidance from national, state and local health experts.
Wearing a Mask
Effective July 1, 2021, FRCC will no longer require masks in FRCC buildings. While FRCC has lifted it's mask requirement for the remainder of the summer semester, we highly recommend that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals continue to wear masks at all times in FRCC buildiings, except when working alone.
Even if you are fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to carry a mask, because there may be situations where you may be asked to wear one. This would include situations where students and staff are working and meeting in close proximity.
We expect all students and staff to conduct daily self-screening prior to coming to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate you could have COVID-19, call your doctor or medical provider immediately for guidance on getting tested. Do not come to campus. If you are going to be absent from work or class, please let your faculty/instructor and/or supervisor know.
Do you believe you or another member of the FRCC community might have COVID-19? To support everyone in the FRCC community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're asking students, employees, and friends of FRCC to fill out this form if you or someone you know associated with FRCC:
- Has tested positive for COVID-19
- Is going to be tested or is awaiting test results
- Is quarantined due to symptoms
- Has had direct contact with someone who has tested positive
All form submissions will be routed to the appropriate department at the college and we will follow up with you quickly about next steps.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
We have cleaning supplies, such as disinfecting spray, paper towels and wipes, available for staff and students to sanitize any area they use. We also have hand sanitizer available and have enhanced our cleaning protocols, particularly for classrooms and other high-touch/high-traffic areas.
We have worked with an engineering firm to make sure the levels of outside air circulating throughout our buildings meet national standards and local health department recommendations.
To help keep students and staff safe, the college has installed Plexiglas barriers where students and staff frequently interact.
Six-foot distancing is required throughout campus. We have reviewed classroom sizes and other gathering spaces and have rearranged or removed furniture as needed to follow public health guidance around social distancing, room capacity, movement within classrooms and hallways, etc. Need some help figuring out how to gently ask others to practice social distancing? Check out this resource.
Signage and Awareness
FRCC has developed signage to clearly communicate our expectations regarding social distancing, face coverings, and other measures that have been shown to help slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Ongoing Monitoring of Guidance from Health Agencies
FRCC is continuing to monitor the status of the virus and related information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), as well as continuing to follow guidance from the State of Colorado, county health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Your safety is our priority. If we deem that it is no longer in the best interest of our FRCC community to keep our campuses open, we will implement plans to finish the semester remotely.