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June 1, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

As we begin the summer semester, below is a follow-up to the May 7 campus update and reminder regarding protocols that will be in effect and piloted through the summer term in preparation for Fall 2021.

  • Most classroom configurations have been returned to their pre-pandemic state for summer sessions. We are working alongside academic leaders and faculty to carefully evaluate all instructional spaces as we did prior to Fall 2020.
  • Scout will continue to be used as a wellness tool for campus, however daily attestation is not required for individuals who feel well/are not experiencing COVID-like symptoms. If you do not feel well, you are required to attest via Scout as well as notify your supervisor/HR per university sick leave protocols. Students may visit the Student Wellness Center for diagnostic COVID-19 testing. Employees should visit their primary care provider. Anyone exhibiting a dry cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, fatigue, or a recent loss of taste or smell should consider diagnostic testing and consult with their supervisor to possibly work from home and/or take sick leave while they get appropriate medical care from their doctor.
  • Practice mindful masking and protocols established by Mesa County Public Health for Five-Star Businesses (i.e., MCPH Free to Choose Resolution) While face coverings are no longer required for employees while at work or for students in classrooms, designated employees who regularly interact with guests, visitors and/or customers must continue to wear masks indoors when interacting with members of the public and distancing cannot be achieved. Campus visitors and vendors are encouraged to wear masks when entering, exiting and moving about an indoor space.
  • Social responsibility is paramount. Mavericks will observe universal precautions to keep the entire campus and Grand Junction community safe. Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. Maintain 3 feet of social distance between yourself and others.
  • We strongly encourage all members of the campus community to get vaccinated.

Please continue to monitor the COVID-19 site and email safety@coloradomesa.edu with any questions.

Best,

Dr. Amy Bronson, Co-Chair – Safe Together Strong Together
VP John Marshall, Co-Chair – Safe Together Strong Together