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March 17, 2021

Dear Mavericks,

As we reach the mid-way point in the semester, we are pleased to provide more positive news regarding the university's response to COVID-19. The day we all hoped for is finally upon us and we may begin more broadly vaccinating the campus community.

Vaccinations now available to the CMU campus community
In collaboration with Mesa County Public Health, any faculty, staff and student wishing to receive a vaccination may sign-up immediately to schedule an appointment. Timeslots are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, at the Grand Junction Convention Center. Faculty and staff please register to be vaccinated using this link. Students (1B.4) register to be vaccinated using this link.

While disclosure of your vaccination status to your supervisor is protected and a personal decision, you may wish to notify your supervisor of your vaccination appointment to ensure continuity of operations. You will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination as available to MCPH. (At this time, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not available.) While you may not choose which vaccine to receive, CMU's Dr. Michael Reeder has offered to help the campus community understand the facts about vaccines and answer any questions you may have. We have updated FAQs regarding vaccinations, and please feel free to reach out to Dr. Reeder directly at [email protected] for a personal consultation regarding vaccinations. We strongly encourage those over the age of 65 to get vaccinated.

Campus protocols updated as Mesa County now at "Level Blue"
On March 14, 2021, Mesa County moved to "Level Blue" on the State's COVID dial, enabling CMU, as a member of the five-star variance protection program, to effectively operate at "Level Green". Immediately, we will further ease restrictions on campus events. Outdoor event capacities are now extended to 300 participants per section and masks are encouraged. Indoor event capacities are now extended to 275 people and masks remain required. Please see the event guidance FAQs for more information.

COVID-19 testing on campus
The testing center remains available. On Monday, April 5 the center's hours will be changed to 9am-1pm Monday through Friday, as testing volume continues to drop precipitously.

If you have questions, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you for your ongoing support of our campus response to COVID-19.

Dr. Amy Bronson
Vice President John Marshall
Safe Together, Strong Together Co-Chairs