Safe Return

COVID-19 Information

Adams State is ready for the safe return of our students for the Fall 2021 Semester.

Vaccine Information

Free vaccinations will be available every Friday throughout the Fall semester from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at the mobile vaccination unit parked in the library parking lot. No appointment is required.

Mobile vaccination clinics:

  • Sunday, August 29, 1 – 7 p.m. Richardson Hall parking lot
  • Tuesday, September 7, 1 – 7 p.m. Library parking lot
  • Tuesday, September 28, 1 – 7 p.m. Plachy Hall parking lot

Students, staff, and faculty will be required to be vaccinated within six weeks of full FDA approval of one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Weekly prizes for students who have uploaded their vaccination information. Fill out the Immunization Form to be included in the drawing. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses and a Grand Prize of Spring 2022 Free On-campus housing.


On-campus testing is available weekly Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the lobby of Conour Hall. There will be no testing on Labor Day, September 6th. Tuesday, September 7th onward, testing will be available Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. This testing is available for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please fill out registration form ahead of time.

Register for Testing

University Wide


  • Masking required in public indoor spaces as per CDC Public Health Recommendation for areas of “substantial or high transmission”.
  • Utilize hand sanitizing stations and hand hygiene
  • Contract tracing for potential exposures
  • Identified exposures and positive cases, follow Public Health requirements for quarantine and isolation
  • Vaccines required within six weeks of full FDA approval
  • COVID-19 surveillance testing at least weekly for all unvaccinated employees and students


  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Seating charts required
  • Masking for indoor spaces

Laboratories and Research Spaces

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Seating charts required for academic labs
  • Face shields may substituted for masks

Work Spaces and Offices

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Masking for indoor spaces
  • Masking not required in private, closed door, office spaces

Students in University Housing

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Designated isolation and quarantine spaces available
  • Masking for indoor spaces

Travel and Visitors to Campus


  • Follow Adams State interim travel procedure
  • Follow CDC guidance
  • No University restrictions for domestic or international travel for fully vaccinated employees
  • Follow destination requirements

Vehicles and Transportation

  • Increase ventilation when possible
  • For group travel, maintain contact information for passengers for contract tracgin purposes
  • Masking while in vehicles, as well as indoor public spaces

Visitors (including tours)

  • Authorized if following Adams State requirements

Events and Entertainment, University Athletics

Indoor Events without assigned seats (presentations, student engagement activities, lectures, receptions)

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Follow catering requirements for food
  • Follow indoor masking guidelines
  • Consider moving events to outdoor settings whenever possible

Indoor Events with assigned seats (performing arts, speaker)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow catering requirements for food
  • Ticketing and/or assigned seating with contact information captured for contract tracing
  • Theatre and music performances, audiences masked, performer/actors unmasked, if not fully vaccinated, must test weekly
  • Consider moving events to outdoor settings whenever possible

Outdoor Events

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Masking not required


  • Follow county, state and NCAA requirements
  • Event ticketing may be required
  • As per RMAC, in-season student athletes and staff who are not fully vaccinated must test weekly, and 72 hrs prior to competition

Food Court, Dining Hall, Catering, Bookstore

Food Court, Dining Hall, Catering

  • On-site dining allowed, 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Attendant-served buffets
  • Mask required while not eating


  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Masking for indoor spaces

The Rex, Club Sports, Camps, Conferences

The Rex and Indoor Gyms

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Follow posted indoor masking guidelines

Indoor Group Sports and Camps

  • 100% capacity allowed, distance when possible
  • Follow indoor masking guidelines
  • Consider moving events to outdoor settings whenever possible

Outdoor Group Sports and Campus

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Masking not required

Conferences, Youth, and Academic Programs (including overnight stays)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow indoor masking guidelines

Health & Safety Measures

Maintain Physical Distance

6 feet apart

Wear Masks When in Public


Wash Hands Regularly

washing hands

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

Wear a face mask when on campus or around groups of people. 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 camps, 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)