Mines Climbs Together

COVID-19 health and safety resources, updates

Mines Climbs Together


University Status

  • Mines began its Summer 2021 semester on Monday, May 17, with a mix of in-person and remote classes. The Fall 2021 semester will begin as planned on Monday, Aug. 23. University leadership anticipates a full return to in-person classes and vibrant on-campus living and learning in Fall 2021.
  • Face mask and social distancing requirements remain in place on campus. Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn while indoors at any university facility.
  • Mines is implementing a vaccination requirement for all students, faculty and staff for Fall 2021. Additional details can be found on the vaccination information page.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available on campus for the whole Oredigger community, including family members, through at least June 30. Learn more.
  • All employees, unless otherwise directed, are expected to continue to work remotely until otherwise directed by their vice president, dean or supervisor.
This website is regularly updated to offer our community, families and the general public the latest information related to safety guidelines on campus, testing activities and results, and more. The site will also continue to house resources for students and faculty and staff, including the Returning to Mines pages developed by the nine pandemic recovery teams leading Mines’ COVID-19 response.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and public health guidance, visit the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and consult with your primary care provider.

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  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Fall 2021
    Dear Mines Community, Based on input from students, faculty, staff, families and our Board of Trustees, and after consideration of our goals for the upcoming academic year, our experiences managing CO …
  • Face masks still required indoors on Mines campus
    Dear Mines Community: As you are aware, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and Jefferson County announced changes to their COVID-19 guidance in recent days.  We …
  • Campus COVID-19 response update: May 7, 2021
    Editor’s Note: With Spring Commencement on May 13-15, this is the last weekly issue of Mines Climbs Together for the semester. We will continue to send updates from time to time over the summer, but o …

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