Written by Parker Koppes
At the start of Spring 2022, the school will require proof of vaccination, or weekly COVID testing to attend classes directly. In a recent letter from FRCC President Andy Dorsey, he said, “We feel this is the best approach to ensure safety on campus and reduce learning disruptions. Remember, vaccinated students typically do not have to quarantine when they are exposed to the virus.”
The most recent data from the Colorado Department of Higher Education show 76% of students and over 80% of staff are fully vaccinated or have had their first dose.
Since the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, the Larimer Campus has only reported seven cases of COVID, thanks to a high vaccination rate and mandatory masking.
What happens if one of your classmates contracts COVID? What is the school’s position on vaccine mandates? These are questions many of us are wondering about at Front Range Community College.
Asked about COVID quarantine procedures, Student Life Director, Mary Branton Housley, said, “If you’ve been exposed, you will get a phone call.”
If exposed, whether you must quarantine depends upon vaccination status, proximity, and time spent around someone who tested positive for COVID, said Housley.
Housley recommends students visit the school’s website and click on, “Student-Life”, “Campus Security”, and then “FRCC COVID-19 Updates” for more information.
On the site is information about finding vaccines nearby, reporting COVID exposure, and resources for students who must miss class because of an exposure or positive test result.