Mines Climbs Together

COVID-19 health and safety resources, updates

Mines Climbs Together


University Status

  • Fall classes began as scheduled on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete Mines’ vaccination requirement.
  • All students and faculty, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask while indoors on campus, with limited exceptions. (See Mines’ updated mask policy.)
  • Free and convenient COVID-19 testing is available on campus for the whole Oredigger community. Learn more.
  • The Oredigger Promise has been revised since last year to reflect our evolving response to COVID-19.

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.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Cases in the Mines Community

Updated Weekly | Last updated Dec. 1, 2021

Active Cases of COVID-19


Cumulative Cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 23


Campus Residents Currently in Quarantine / Isolation


Percentage of Students Vaccinated*


Percentage of Employees Vaccinated*


*Of those who have reported their vaccination status to Mines. As of Nov. 18, 2021, 97.6% of Mines students and 86.7% of Mines employees had reported their status.

Most Recent Communications

  • Revisions to Mines Mask Policy as Required by New Federal Guidance
    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Recently the Federal government issued an executive order and subsequent guidance on COVID safety protocols for Federal contractors. Universities across the country a …
  • New Federal COVID-19 Requirements
    Dear Colleagues: A recent Executive Order (EO) issued by President Biden directs federal departments and agencies to require their contractors and subcontractors to comply with newly issued workplace …
  • Reminder: Submit COVID-19 Vaccine Info by August 23
    This is a reminder that Colorado School of Mines requires all faculty, staff, and students to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a vaccine exemption form by Monday, August 23. The post Reminder: …

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