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Date last modified: 5/4/2022

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, free tests will still be available in the Health Services Office when prescribed by a Cottey medical provider.

Dining: Cottey will still require a temperature scan upon entrance to the dining room.

Vaccines: At this time Cottey is not requiring the vaccine for the 2021-2022 or the 2022-2023 academic year, but the College encourages everyone to carefully consider receiving a vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/.

Please note, the College does require participants in the International Experience program to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and available boosters.

 

For Students:

Contact Tracing & Quarantine and Isolation: Cottey will continue to leave a number of spaces on campus unassigned so that they are available for quarantine and isolation as needed. In accordance with CDC guidelines, people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, the CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days

Additionally, Cottey will no longer automatically quarantine the suitemates of a student with a positive test. Instead, Cottey will only isolate students who have a positive COVID-19 test and quarantine those who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted.

Vaccination Records: Students are encouraged to get vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination record to Robin Conner in health services. This can be accomplished by: 

  • Emailing an image of the vaccination card to rconner@cottey.edu.
  • 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 card 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.

 

Financial Aid

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 financialaid@cottey.edu or 417-448-1445.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reports

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Student Portion) Report- 6/19/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Student Portion) Report- 7/15/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Student Portion) Report- 10/6/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Institutional Portion) Report- 6/19/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Report-  09/30/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Report-  12/31/2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Report- 3/31/2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Student Portion) Report- 6/30/2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Report- 6/30/2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly (Student Portion) Report- 10/07/2021

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly (Student Portion) Report – 1/10/2022

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Student Report 03.10.2022

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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/.

Masks: Cottey will be temporarily reinstating the campus indoor masking requirement beginning August 8. All students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks indoors where social distancing is not possible. This temporary requirement will be reviewed by September 17. Masks will not be required outdoors on campus.

Exceptions to these requirements include the following:

  • When you are alone in a workspace.
  • When your workspace has at least a six-foot distance between all employees or has physical barriers between employees – such as a plexiglass shield or cubicle wall.
  • When you are eating or drinking.
  • When you are with small numbers of people you consistently live, work, or compete with daily including roommates or officemates.

Testing: Cottey will not be requiring a COVID-19 test when you arrive for classes in the fall. However, free tests will still be available in the Health Services Office when prescribed by a Cottey medical provider.

Dining: Many of the measures from last year have been lifted including table capacity. Cottey will still require a temperature scan upon entrance to the dining room.

Vaccines: At this time Cottey is not requiring the vaccine for the 2021-2022 academic year, but the College encourages everyone to carefully consider receiving a vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/. Cottey will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in September.

For Students:

Contact Tracing & Quarantine and Isolation: Cottey will continue to leave a number of spaces on campus unassigned so that they are available for quarantine and isolation as needed. However, there have been a couple of major changes in the contact tracing procedures. In accordance with CDC guidelines, vaccinated individuals will not be subject to contact tracing. This means that if a student is at least two weeks out from their final dose of the vaccine, then they would not be quarantined as a result of contact tracing.

Additionally, Cottey will no longer automatically quarantine the suitemates of a student with a positive test. Instead, Cottey will only isolate students who have a positive COVID-19 test and quarantine those who are unvaccinated and have been within six feet of the infected individual for 15 or more minutes during a 24 hour period.

Vaccination Records: Students are encouraged to get vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination record to Robin Conner in health services. This can be accomplished by: 

  • Emailing an image of the vaccination card to rconner@cottey.edu.
  • Texting the image to the health services text line at 417-75-0343.
  • 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 card 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.

 

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