COVID-19 Information

Adams State COVID-19 Protocols:

      • Vaccinations are not required, but are strongly encouraged
      • Adams State may revert to mandatory testing for unvaccinated employees and students if the trajectory of the pandemic warrants, alongside any future Public Health guidance or orders.
      • Wearing a mask is a personal choice rather than a university requirement, with few exceptions. Performing arts events in which performers are not masked may choose to require audience members to wear masks at the discretion of the event host (e.g. theatre and music performances). Individual faculty members may choose to require face coverings of all students in any given class at this time. Questions can be sent to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs’ office at
      • Students or employees who experience symptoms are strongly encouraged to stay home and seek testing, regardless of vaccination status
      • Students or employees who test positive must follow isolation requirements and other guidance from Public Health
      • Students who test positive should  coordinate with their faculty and the Office of Student Affairs for any impacts to their instruction
      • Employees who test positive should coordinate with their supervisors and Human Resources for any impacts to their work schedules and leave situations
      • All students and employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID booster shots as soon as they become eligible.
      • Adams State will continue to monitor the evolving pandemic and will maintain communication with public health officials.
      • If current conditions or public health guidance change, Adams State may revisit and reinstitute protocols as appropriate in response to the situation.
      • The safety of our students and staff continues to remain our highest consideration.
Student Immunization Form
Employee COVID-19 Immunization Form
  • If you have possible COVID-19 symptoms and you seek medical treatment, your healthcare provider may test for COVID-19 or refer you for testing.
  • Those who are in need of testing prior to travel may go to SLV Health Regional Medical Center or Conejos County Hospital laboratories during business weekday hours and ask for direct to consumer testing. Results are usually available within 24 hours. There is a charge for this service.
  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a limited number of free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests from, 1-800-232-0233 or  1-888-720-7489 (TTY).The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. If you have symptoms, you should get tested immediately and isolate. Please note, over the counter test results may not be accepted as proof of negative results for some situations (travel, return to learn, employer mandated testing etc).


Health & Safety Measures

Wash hands regularly

masks optional

Masking optional

masks optional

What are the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus?

The symptoms of COVID-19 include a combination of, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle pain and body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or a fever above 100.4.

Coronavirus Prevention

The following health habits go a long way toward helping prevent the spread of Coronavirus

Clean Your Hands with Soap and Water

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. When washing, think about the song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to know how long to wash. Turn off the faucet with a paper towel, open the door with the paper towel, and then dispose of the paper towel so you are not touching contaminated surfaces.

Use a Gel Hand Sanitizer and/or Antimicrobial Wipes

You can use a gel hand sanitizer to cleanse your hands when there is no visible dirt. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. The gel hand sanitizer can help eliminate the germs.

Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette

Masking is now a personal choice rather than a university requirement, with a few exceptions. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Make sure others around you use tissues properly and dispose of them in the trash can. After coughing or sneezing, always wash your hands with soap and water or clean them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid Close Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too. Use Lysol, Clorox or any other type of disinfectant to sterilize your room/work area.

Next Steps after Displaying Symptoms

  1. Return to your room or home immediately with minimal contact with others.
  2. Call the SLV Health Respiratory Clinic 719-589-2511 extension 9
  3. Comply with medical instructions/advice you were given
  4. Monitor your symptoms at home for the next 48 hours. If you have a fever at or above 100.4° and/or are experiencing a combination of the below symptoms (where symptoms are not common relating to an underlying condition), stay home.
  5. Notify your professors/coach via email you will be unable to attend classes.
  6. If you live on campus, contact the Housing office at or 719-587-7227 to notify them of your condition.
  7. If you were tested and the test came back positive for Coronavirus, contact the Office of Student Affairs at or 719-587-7221.

If you have symptoms and think you have been exposed, call:

SLV Heath Respiratory Clinic
719-589-2511, extension 9

Valley-Wide Health Systems
719-589-3658, extension 9, Monday–Friday
719-589-2562, Saturday–Sunday

Your Primary Health Care Provider

Other Resources

Alamosa County Public Health

Valley Wide Convenient Care Community Clinic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Information Card (PDF)