All students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in advance of the fall 2021 semester, though exemptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis in adherence with CU's current vaccination policy. Learn more about CU's vaccine requirement.
All COVID-19 vaccines are free to you, though you may be asked to provide your insurance information if you have health insurance. For vaccine questions, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides a toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926).
The 5th Street Garage COVID-19 vaccination site has expanded hours and offers appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., with extended evening hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Starting June 5, the site will offer Saturday operations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary for some second dose clinic locations.
Other things to know about the vaccine:
CU Denver provides free, drive-through COVID-19 testing to students, faculty, staff, and members of their households through a partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado. Drive-through testing takes place at North High School, located at 3125 Eliot Street, Denver, CO 80211.
The Health Center at Auraria provides COVID-19 testing during limited hours. Use the household code T88TJUWZ when registering household members living at the same address.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must submit a self report. This will allow a team of contact tracers to determine who else might need to be notified to arrange for testing.
CU Denver conducts contact tracing for COVID-19. The purpose is to identify others who are at risk of infection due to their contact with a person who has tested positive, inform them of their potential exposure, and provide quarantine advice and support.In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus, CU Denver contact tracers will reach out to the individual and those who have had close contact with them on campus (while protecting student, faculty, and staff privacy). Denver County Public Health will conduct contact tracing for the person’s off-campus contacts, and Auraria Health Services will also maintain this information for use in campus contact tracing efforts.