Have Questions?

We've got answers. We have compiled information on frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and how FRCC is responding.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment may change daily. The latest updates are available on CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.

You can find more information about COVID-19 in Colorado at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. For more information please reference the Center for Disease Controls and Prevention's Website

If you are feeling sick or worried that you may have COVID-19, follow the guidance provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

In addition, we ask students, employees and friends of FRCC to fill out our COVID-19 Reporting form if you (or someone you know):

  • Has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Is going to be tested or is awaiting test results
  • Is quarantined due to sumptoms
  • 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.

Reporting Form

Making a vaccine appointment is easy! There are many different resources to help you find an appointment that works for you.  

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective
  • You may experience side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away in a few days. 
  • It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a one-dose vaccine. 
  • Learn how to find a COVID-19 vaccine so you can get it as soon as possible. 
  • People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Free!

The COVID-19 vaccine is completely free for everyone, and many providers do not require any documentation to receive the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot

  • Charge you for the vaccine 
  • Charge you directly for any administration fees, copays, coinsurance, or the balance of the bill after appropriate reimbursement 
  • Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network 
  • Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate 

CDC's Key Things To Know

How is FRCC Responding?

Effective March 12, 2022, the college will end our current COVID-19 testing requirements. Students who are testing should test this week and upload their results as usual.

Also, on March 12, 2022, the college will eliminate our college-wide mask requirement and will become mask optional in most parts of the college, including all public spaces. In some individual classrooms and offices, faculty and staff may still ask you to wear a mask. 

We will continue to follow safety protocols for anyone testing positive for COVID-19 or who has COVID-like symptoms. This includes isolation, quarantine, and reporting positive cases to the college. If you are sick. please stay home.

Reporting Form

The College President works closely with college and campus leadership, local health departments, and the Colorado Community College System to make decisions regarding closures and cancellations. 

Not comfortable coming back to campus? We get it. Email your Campus Store, and we’ll work with you to make special arrangements for your book rental return. 

What about book buybacks? You can sell your books back online. Shipping is free! 

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