Getting to a new normal 

For the past couple of years, we have diligently followed our COVID-19 virus mitigation protocols to protect each other and our FLC community. COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots are another critical pillar in our public health strategy that will help end this pandemic. 

To ensure safe campus interactions, a COVID-19 vaccine and one booster is required, for all FLC students enrolled for the Spring 2023 semester as well as all faculty and staff.  


The medical and non-medical immunization exemption process for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement is outlined by the state of Colorado. If you already have a vaccine exemption on file, you are also exempt from the booster requirement.  

If you wish to request an exemption, you may do so using the Vaccination Requirement Exemption forms:  

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

The La Plata County Fairgrounds is no longer providing community testing for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, free at-home rapid tests are available at the front desk of San Juan Basin Public Health. You can take up to four test kits per person with two tests per kit, up to 8 tests total.

San Juan Basin Public Health is located at: 

281 Sawyer Dr., STE 300
Durango, CO 81303

For more information, please visit the San Juan Basin Public Health website

The federal government is also distributing free test kits mailed directly to you for a limited time at

Students can test at the FLC Health Center located inside of Skyhawk Station. There is a $25 office visit fee, but the test is free.


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At FLC, the health and safety of the campus community are the responsibility of everyone. It is important to seek facts, not fear regarding COVID-19; help communicate accurate information and show your care for each other. While students are required to upload their vaccination card or their exemption form to the Health Center, that information is not shared with faculty, staff, or other students. This is to protect the student's health information and discourage discrimination.
Our community members are expected to treat each other with respect, regardless of health or vaccination status. Not any one racial or ethnic population is susceptible to illness or is prone to spreading illness.

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