Feb. 25, 2022 - Effective Feb. 28, 2022
COVID-19 masking policy update
Columbia College has continued to experience a significant drop in COVID-19 case numbers among our students, faculty and staff during the past few weeks. This is consistent with trends we have observed across the county, state and country.
Based on this information, we are implementing an updated COVID-19 policy effective Monday, February 28. Under the new policy, masks will be optional for all faculty, staff, students and guests while on main campus, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinations are still encouraged as a proven way to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
There is one important exception to the new relaxed policy. Individual faculty members at the main campus may still require masks to be worn in their respective classrooms. Faculty members will be responsible for clearly communicating this requirement to their students both verbally and in writing.
Campus and community events, meetings, and programs will be mask-optional beginning Monday, February 28.
This policy applies only to the main campus in Columbia. All CCG locations will follow the guidance of their host installation, community college, county and/or state directives.
Thank you for all you have done to keep our college community healthy and for taking our mitigation efforts seriously. Your collective cooperation has paid off and we are pleased to implement this relaxed policy.