COVID Information & Resources
Campus Shifts to "Mask-friendly Policy"
Starting Monday, February 28, Otero College will shift to a "mask-friendly policy". Mask friendly means that no one is required to wear a face-covering but anyone can and should feel comfortable in doing so. Faculty still have the prerogative to require face-coverings in their classrooms. Otero College does reserve the right to modify these plans based on the status of COVID transmission rates and other factors.
COVID Community Symptom Testing:
Starting in May 2022, the COVID-19 community testing sites located in Crowley and Otero Counties will be as follows:
- Crowley County
- Crowley County Nursing Center
- 401 Idaho Avenue
- Ordway, CO 81063
- TUESDAYS 11AM-2PM (STARTING 5/3)
- Otero County
- Rocky Ford Public Safety Building
- 300 South Main Street
- Rocky Ford, CO 81067
- WEDNESDAYS 12PM-4PM (STARTING 5/4)
And remember, in addition to the community testing sites, you can call your medical provider for a COVID-19 test or come to the the Otero County Health Department to obtain a free in-home COVID-19 test.
The CARES Act is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Higher Education. Otero was awarded funds that were required to be used only as direct grants to students to provide emergency relief aid for hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic as they look to continue their education.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)Section 18004 (E) of the CARES Act Reporting and Disclosure