Supporting Employee Health and Wellness

Colorado College is committed to supporting our employees as the college and community confront the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus. Consistent with that commitment, we are providing the following resources for employees and their families.

Medical Information

Insurance Information

CC’s health plan pays for COVID vaccinations and boosters at many locations with no deductible and no co-pay (like Walgreens, Safeway, King Soopers, etc.).  If you  become ill with COVID the plan provides coverage as it would for any other illness.

COVID testing kits are widely available over the counter and may be ordered from the federal government at:

See below for additional options if you need medical assistance.


If you are on CC's health plan and become ill, please remember that telehealth is an option for you to help determine whether or not you need to go in to see your doctor, urgent care, or the emergency room. You can find information on registering for telehealth if you haven't already here. Telehealth screening has a $10 copay.

Dispatch Health

You can also try Dispatch Health. Dispatch Health comes to your home (depending on your location) and they can phone screen to see if they can help or if you need to go to your doctor, urgent care, or the emergency room. Download a flyer about the service and visit their website. Most copays under Dispatch Health are similar to urgent care copays ($50).

Directed Self-Isolation

Consistent with this commitment, we are providing the following telework guidance for employees who have been directed to self-isolate.

Vaccinated employees may work on campus as long as they are not ill and don't have symptoms.

If an employee is required to quarantine (see ‘Quarantine’ at this link:

  • If a position's duties can be accomplished from home, the employee should telework during the period of required quarantine.
  • If a position's duties cannot be accomplished from home, and the employee is required to quarantine, they should log their leave on timesheets/ leave reports using the public health emergency leave first (if balance available) or sick/ relief/ vacation leave if the public health emergency leave is exhausted. If no leave balances are available, it is unpaid time.  Exempt employees  must notify HR if they take time off of work and have to leave balances available.

Please contact if you have questions about this practice or need further guidance.

Wellness Resources

Cigna Wellness Resources

As we deal with health issues and/or anxiety around the COVID-19 pandemic, CIGNA is providing self-care tips, FAQs, and a link to more information for plan members.

Employee Assistance Program (Guidance Resources)

Provider: Guidance Resources
Member Service: (800) 272-7255
Company Name: Colorado College
Web ID: COM589

Colorado College wants you to be at your best and recognizes the importance of maintaining the health and well-being of employees and their families.  The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Guidance Resources provides free, confidential, short-term counseling and referral at no cost to you. 

Employees and their dependents are eligible for up to six confidential counseling sessions each year at no employee cost.  EAP through Guidance Resources is a work-sponsored program designed to help you and your immediate family members with the identification and resolution of problems associated with personal and/or professional issues.  Feeling stressed or anxious? Need help/advice dealing with a colleague?  Dealing with divorce?  A death? Adoption?   Call Guidance Resources!

The benefit includes work-life, legal, and financial services. See their flyer here.

The Guidance Resources website has a wealth of online resources (including webinars!) on many topics.  Just a few webinars that might be of particular interest right now include: 

  • Coping with Uncertainty About COVID 19
  • Managing Worry and Anxiety
  • Being An Effective Manager During COVID 19

All services, even the fact that you accessed the EAP benefit, is strictly confidential and not shared with Colorado College.

Headspace Apps

The Wellness program has purchased 300 Headspace licenses to offer to employees as a small way to help with stress/anxiety experienced with the many and frequent changes occurring in our personal and work lives. Headspace has a library of resources on topics such as meditation, sleep, movement, and tips for managing stress. Click here to claim your copy.

Recovery Groups

Recovery groups at CC are an important and valued part of our campus wellbeing. They are also part of the standard practice in recovery and provide strong social systems, which can play a vital role in maintaining sobriety. While regular weekly in person groups have been put on pause at this time at CC- there are accessible ways to stay connected to AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings by phone and/or online.

If you are interested in additional resources and/or in learning more, please contact either Chris Walters in the Wellness Resource Center ( or Kate Holbrook, Chaplain and confidential resource (

Ergonomic Workspaces

With employees now working remotely, please review the following to create ergonomic and effective workspaces:

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