Colorado College drops its mask mandate, leading a chorus of higher education institutions

For the first time in over a year, professors and students at Colorado College will share the same classroom. The upcoming semester should look relatively normal across the state, as universities aim to reduce remote or hybrid classes in their course offerings.

The private Colorado Springs school effectively dropped its on-campus mask mandate. It’s the most concrete move to ease coronavirus restrictions among the state’s higher education institutions.

Colorado College, along with most of the state’s higher education institutions, will require students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall. However, like all mandatory vaccinations, individuals are allowed to request exemptions due to personal, medical or religious reasons.

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