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COVID-19 Information

COVID 19 Response & Updates

Aims Community College is continuously updating its information and guidance to address changing local and global conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. These pages provide information about COVID-19 and how it  impacts Aims, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take. We encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated. You can visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic page to sign up for an appointment. Please note, Aims is encouraging, but not requiring, everyone to get vaccinated. We realize this is a personal and private medical decision.

COVID Vaccine: Fact Or Fiction Faculty Roundtable

'COVID Vaccine: Fact Or Fiction' Lecture

Aims Community College professors hosted a roundtable on November 9, 2021, to help separate facts from fiction surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Aims presenters include:

  • Dean Terry Anderson, Dean of Allied Health and Wellness
  • Dr. Katrina Einhellig, Director of Nursing Education Program
  • Lynne Fox-Parrish, Professor of Biology
  • Emily Layter, Professor of Microbiology 


How to Report Symptoms

Any student or employee who has been exposed to COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms, is waiting for test results, or received a positive test must report to Aims. 

Please use this form to notify Aims Community College if you test positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus, if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus, if you have been told that you need to quarantine, and/or for any questions and concerns related to COVID-19.

When to Stay Home and Immediately Contact the HR COVID19 Team:

If you answer yes to any of the following (whether you are vaccinated OR unvaccinated): 

  1. Do you have one Major or two Minor Symptoms? (Please see Chart A) 
  2. Have you been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?
  3. Have you been exposed to anyone with one of the major COVID-19 symptoms?
  4. Are you Waiting for COVID-19 test results?
  5. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

Minor Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Runny nose or congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Fatigue

Major Symptoms

  • Feeling feverish
  • Having chills
  • Temperature of 100.4 or greater
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • New or unexplained persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

How Do I Contact the HR COVID19 Team?

  1. Email: covid19.acc@aims.edu 
  2. An HR COVID19 Team member will reach out to you via email or phone.
  3. Do NOT go onto campus unless otherwise instructed.

 

 

COVID-19 Testing

The City of Greeley will be providing a drive-thru COVID-19 testing location. The testing site will be open to all Aims Community College students, employees, families and community members. 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm and Saturday 8 am-12 pm

Location: Parking Lot P

Please contact the following for a registration link:


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aims Community College activated an emergency operations team focused on coordinating the College’s response in accordance with guidance provided by:

Thank you for continuing to look out for one another to make our campuses a safe place to learn and work!

We encourage you to use the following table to understand what restrictions will continue to be in place and what restrictions will be lifted as we enter into new re-entry phases.

Updates to COVID-19 Protocols

In an effort to preserve our in-person work/learning environment and maintain our commitment to the community’s safety, the College is updating its COVID-19 protocols.

For Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated:

Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, per CDC and Public Health guidelines, employees and students will not be required to quarantine when exposed to a COVID-19 positive or COVID-19 symptomatic person if the following is true:

1. Employee or Student is fully vaccinated (see CDC's definition below) and provides proof to Human Resources (employees) or Dean of Students (students) COVID-19 Response Team. 

2. Employee or Student does not have one (1) Major or two (2) Minor symptoms (see chart below).  

CDC’s Definition of "Fully Vaccinated"

  • Two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, OR
  • Two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

*If you meet these requirements and are currently quarantined, contact the appropriate COVID-19 Response Team to obtain a release to return to campus earlier.  

*If you do not meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

For Those Who Are Non-Vaccinated:

Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, per CDC and Public Health guidelines, employees and students who are exposed to a COVID-19 positive or COVID-19 symptomatic person will be quarantined for 10 days if the following is true: 

1. Employee or Student does not have one (1) Major or (2) Minor symptoms (see chart below). 

Reminder: Being part of the Aims Community of Care, we ask all employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, to please remain off campus when you have one (1) Major symptom or two (2) Minor symptoms (see chart below). 

COVID-19 symptoms chart
Major Symptoms Minor Symptoms
Feeling feverish, having chills Sore throat
Temperature of 100.4 of greater Headache
New loss of taste or smell Muscle or body aches
New or unexplained persistent cough Diarrhea
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Runny nose or congestion
Vomiting or nausea
Abdominal (stomach) pain
Fatigue

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to ensure our community remains safe and able to learn, work and gather in person!

Stigma & Descrimination

Aims Community College is committed to ensuring that all students are able to study and learn in an environment that is healthy, safe, and free from bias or discrimination. 

Stigma can result from a lack of knowledge about COVID-19. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma — including discrimination against a group of people, a place, or a nation. Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community.

Aims Community College encourages the prompt reporting of any incident of discrimination and/or harassment. Reports related to incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation can be made by: