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ACC COVID Guidelines & Protocols - effective August 16, 2021

Email sent by ACC President Stephanie J. Fujii, Ph.D.

Dear ACC Family,

In consideration of recent CDC recommendations regarding the continuing spread and infectious nature of the COVID Delta variant, all ACC campuses will once again be requiring everyone – regardless of vaccination status – to wear protective masks or face coverings in all indoor areas effective Monday, August 16, 2021. This applies to students, employees, members of the community, visitors, and contractors who come to the Littleton Campus, Parker Campus, or Sturm Collaboration Campus.

We had hoped to begin the Fall 2021 semester mask free. However, the decision has been made to enact a more cautious and proactive approach out of concern and care for the health, safety, and well-being of our ACC students, employees, and communities served.

Please see the Guidelines which outline in greater specificity our revised measures and protocols for the College.

Complimentary masks and hand sanitizing stations continue to be available at all campuses. For those employees requiring accommodations or medical exemptions for masks, please contact ACCaskHR [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (Human Resources). We strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccinations and testing is available at no cost at the ACC Littleton Campus. Remember to wash your hands frequently, and please be cognizant of others’ personal space. Thank you, in advance, for reporting positive COVID-19 test cases. We ask that all be cognizant and vigilant self-monitoring for possible symptoms in an effort to keep oneself and our community healthy and safe. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your supervisor and do not come to campus.

It is our goal to do everything possible to deliver and maintain continuity of instruction and services uninterrupted by the uncertainty posed by COVID. We anticipate minimal adjustments to the modalities in which classes will be taught. However, Cabinet will continue to monitor and assess the situation. Together, we can help limit the risk of significant disruption to in-person college operations.

I appreciate your understanding and grace as we work together to slow the spread of all variants of COVID-19. Please watch for additional updates as they develop over the next several weeks, and throughout the semester. For now, take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and many thanks for continuing to be #ACCStrong.

Best,
Stephanie

Office of the President
303.797.5701
President [at] arapahoe [dot] edu 

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