DATE LAST MODIFIED: 8/12/2022
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.
Masks: Cottey is mask optional. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to still wear a mask on campus, and we encourage all members of campus to be courteous in respecting individuals’ choices.
Testing: Cottey will not be requiring a COVID-19 test when students arrive for classes. However, we do request that all students test for COVID-19 before travelling to campus. If a student tests positive, they should contact Robin Conner or Jeanna Simpson. Free tests will still be available in the Health Services Office when prescribed by a Cottey medical provider.
Vaccines: Cottey is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for the 2022-2023 academic year, but the College encourages everyone to carefully consider receiving a vaccine. To stay up to date with vaccines visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html. A vaccination clinic will be held on campus on October 13 and 19 for interested students.
Please note, the College does require participants in the International Experience program to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and available boosters.
Quarantine & Isolation: Per CDC guidelines, students exposed to COVID-19 will no longer be quarantined for exposure regardless of vaccination status. The CDC recommends exposed students wear a high-quality mask for 10 days. If symptoms develop, contact Cottey health services for testing.
Per CDC guidelines, Cottey will continue to require 5 days of isolation for students who have a positive COVID-19 test. Students may isolate in spaces provided on campus or home if available. Students should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
Vaccination Records: Students are encouraged to get vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination record, as well as any positive COIVD-19 test result within the last three months to Robin Conner in health services. This can be accomplished by:
- Emailing an image of the vaccination card or proof of positive test result to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Texting the image to the health services text line at 417-765-0343.
- Uploading the image through the “Health – Medications/Allergies/Insurance/Health History” form that can be found on the Student Life tab in MyCottey.
- Delivering a copy of the vaccination record or proof of positive test result to the Student Wellness Center when you arrive on campus.
Providing your vaccine information will help us have a measure of vaccination rates within our campus community and guide how we might adjust our policies to promote a safe working and learning environment. Vaccine information and records will be kept confidential. Students may contact Robin Conner or Jeanna Simpson at extension 2157 with any questions.
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.
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