CMC to lift mask mandate Feb. 28 |

CMC to lift mask mandate Feb. 28

Colorado Mountain College will rescind its mask mandate for students, faculty and staff on Feb. 28 on each of its 11 campuses across the West Slope, including in Steamboat Springs.

The decision comes as cases of COVID-19 are declining across the state and returning to levels near what they were before the omicron variant led to record spikes.

In a news release, the college said it has been cautious about lifting mask mandates because it serves people of all ages, including infants too young to be vaccinated and those of advanced age with compromised immunity.

“We are now confident in the direction of the data and are giving ourselves some extra time to assist those who need to make accommodations before this goes into effect,” said Matt Gianneschi, CMC chief operating officer and chief of staff.

The release notes CMC intends to release more guidance about COVID-19 protocols on campus by Monday, Feb. 21.

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