Date last modified: 6/1/2021
Please see the following for the College’s response to the COVID-19 virus. This is an evolving situation and these items can be adjusted at any point. The College will continue to update this information as changes become necessary.
Fall 2021 Plans
While Cottey is not requiring the vaccine for the 2021-2022 academic year, we encourage everyone to carefully consider receiving a vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/.
Health Services and Testing
Cottey Health Services will return to pre-pandemic operations. No entry testing will be conducted. Cottey’s medical provider may choose to refer a symptomatic student to get a COVID-19 test. As with other communicable diseases, Cottey will follow the recommendations of local health officials in the event that intervention on campus is needed.
Isolation and Quarantine
Several identified living spaces will be available for isolation and quarantine should the College need them.
Dining will continue to provide take-out options as an added service. Guests will no longer be required to conduct temperature scanning, and seating capacity will increase. For any person who feels uncomfortable being in close proximity to others, more distanced seating options will still be available.
Classes next semester will be held primarily in-person, with exceptions only for those classes that are designed to be hybrid or online. Students will be expected to follow course attendance policies. If a situation arises that requires temporary accommodations, students should communicate and work with their professors to create alternative learning methods.
Classrooms, common spaces, the dining room, athletic facilities, and other spaces on campus will return to pre-COVID arrangements and capacities.
Fully vaccinated individuals may choose to go without a mask indoors on campus. Masks are no longer required for any individual outdoors. Please note that to be considered fully vaccinated, an individual must be two weeks past their second dose for Moderna and Pfizer or two weeks past their first dose for Johnson and Johnson.
If your family income has changed due to the pandemic, we would like to speak with you regarding possible changes to your FAFSA. Please reach out to Financial Aid at email@example.com or 417-448-1445.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reports
P.E.O.s, Alumnae, and Friends of the College
If you would like to visit Cottey, please contact the Office of P.E.O. Relations at https://cottey.edu/peo/campus-tours/.