How we are addressing discrimination based on COVID-19
Free Telemedicine Services for Students, Staff, or Faculty Who Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms commonly associated with coronavirus, such as such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, have traveled from European countries in the past two weeks, or have been in contact with someone who had traveled in Europe during the past two weeks, please call the Health Center at Auraria at (303) 615-9999. Ask for a return phone call from the Medical Director regarding coronavirus. The Medical Director or one of his staff will call you, and based on your input, determine the best medical care option for you. There is no charge for this service. The Health Center's hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Drive-through Testing for Prescreened Students, Staff, or Faculty
Though testing remains limited, the Health Center at Auraria has begun drive-through testing for members of the Auraria Campus community. The ability to offer drive-through testing depends on testing kits and personal protective equipment, and due to limits on those items it is not possible to publish advance testing dates and times. However, if you complete a telephone assessment (instructions above), you will be informed when drive-through testing is taking place.
Members of the Auraria Campus who are not currently experiencing symptoms are not eligible for testing and should not call the Health Center at Auraria. Additionally, this service is only available to students, staff, or faculty members with a valid campus ID.
Fear about coronavirus can lead to social stigma. For example, people may discriminate against individuals who have recently traveled or people of Asian descent. To reduce coronavirus-related stigma, get information from reliable sources such as the CDC, WHO, and CDPHE.
What can you do to help?
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, please reach out to the Office of Equity.
What is CU Denver doing to address discrimination?
The Office of International Affairs has been in communication with international students and provided resources to those who have been affected by discrimination. A virtual panel on safety, equity, and support is being planned.
The Center for Identity and Inclusion has held and will host/co-host additional sessions on “Inoculating against Racism.” Topics include helping prevent panic and xenophobia, supporting Asian and Asian-American members of our community, and identifying credible health information. Dates and times to be announced.
We’ve reached out to the City of Denver, and will be joining a group of Asian leaders from around the city to share experiences and to talk about ways the City can support the Asian community.
Do you have a question about how COVID-19 affects your studies or work at CU Denver?
Answers to the most common questions will be added to the FAQ section on a regular basis.