COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

COVID-19 Information for Our Community

For Our Community



Is COCC open to the public?

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our students and employees, COCC remains closed to the general public for Fall and Winter terms.

For Winter term instruction, COCC will remain partially open, but campuses will only be open for students, employees, and visitors with official college business. COCC plans to offer some in-person instruction at all campuses, along with online, remote, and hybrid options for students. The College is prepared to move to fully remote or online instruction if directed to do so by the state.

While visitors with official college business (deliveries, maintenance, vendors, etc.) are allowed on the Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville campuses this fall and winter, the College asks that the public please stay off College campuses to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus and ensure that COCC can safely reopen.

If you have questions about COCC's reopening plans, please contact Stay healthy, Central Oregon!

Can I run on the Bend campus track or trails if I'm not a COCC student or employee?

COCC is closed to the general public, and so we ask that those who are not current COCC students or employees refrain from using the Bend campus track and running trails.

How do I access academic testing?

For information about PearsonVue and GED testing see: Academic Testing and Tutoring

Is Elevation Restaurant open?

No, both Elevation Restaurant at the Cascade Culinary Institute and CCI's "Shirley Ray" food truck are closed for the Fall and Winter terms.

Is COCC requiring the use of masks?

One of COCC's Principles of Community is to Promote a Healthy and Safe Learning Environment. As part of our reopening plans, COCC campuses require face masks in all indoor spaces, as well as outdoor spaces where 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be easily maintained. Accommodations to the face masks requirement are available per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance.

You can read more about the College's Face Masks policy here.

Instructor Wearing Face Mask