To keep our community safe and supported this semester, we will be providing weekly updates on COVID-19-related news, resources, announcements, and more.
Updated Jan. 20, 2022
As a reminder, campus is in remote status from Jan. 18 – 28. Campus will welcome students, faculty, and staff back on Monday, Jan. 31.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are free.
The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is offering KN95 and surgical grade masks for free at public libraries and other community sites across the state.
A COVID booster shot will be required for all students, faculty, and staff beginning Jan. 31, 2022. If it has been less than six months since your last COVID vaccine, you will be required to get the booster within one month of eligibility. Booster shots are available at the Health Center at Auraria.
Caring for our mental health during these uncertain times is essential. Below are resources available to students, faculty, and staff.
All CU Denver community members and their families can get tested for free on campus or in the community. Through our partnership with COVIDCheckColorado, you can sign up to get tested at various locations.
All CU Denver community members are required to fill out this COVID-19 self-report form if they:
If you submit for a vaccine exemption, you have been automatically routed into a mandatory COVID-19 weekly testing program through Primary HealthBio. To be recorded as compliant with this program in CU Denver’s database, you must get tested weekly and do the following three things:
*As a reminder, unvaccinated individuals MUST wear a mask everywhere indoors on campus at all times, including in private offices.
If you do not schedule your test, you will not be allowed on campus and you will be placed on leave without pay until you complete the required testing. If an employee continues to fail to get tested as required, their supervisor will be notified and they may be subject to additional corrective and disciplinary action, including possible termination.
Students who continuously violate the terms of the mandatory testing program will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. A regular pattern of failing to get tested, refusing to wear a mask while on campus, or failing to regularly complete the daily attestation will result in sanctions, including but not limited to summary suspension, permanent removal from campus, and or expulsion.
All participants at indoor events must wear masks. Vaccinated event attendees can remove their mask if they are actively eating. Food is permitted at seated, indoor events if some distancing can be accomplished. Banquet rounds of 4 instead of 8 are recommended. Food cannot be self-serve (buffet style), and those serving food must be masked and vaccinated. Receptions are not permitted at this time. Beverages can be enjoyed indoors by briefly lifting your mask during an event or meeting. Outdoor events and activities are generally permitted. If your event will include 250 people or more, political presence, or media, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view more event guidance.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we’d like to update CU Denver faculty and staff teaching in classrooms or working in office settings on how the Contact Tracing Team responds to positive cases of COVID-19.
If you haven’t been vaccinated, we encourage you to get your COVID vaccination as soon as possible. All CU students, faculty, and staff are required to get the vaccine if you are on campus this academic year.
Free vaccinations are available on campus at the Health Center at Auraria in the Plaza Building, room 111. Scheduling hours through the fall semester are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday. Please also see the CDPHE website for all the locations that offer free vaccinations across the state.
Masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus. Events can continue to be held indoors and outdoors. If you’re offering food, it needs to be outdoors or grab and go. Beverages can be enjoyed indoors by briefly lifting your mask during an event or meeting. Events with food cannot be self-serve (buffet style). If someone is serving food to attendees, they must be masked and vaccinated. This also applies for off-campus events. At this time, we highly encourage campus members to host events outdoors if possible.
Because of the ongoing requirement for unvaccinated individuals to wear masks on campus, individuals with disabilities may need accommodations. Students encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources at email@example.com employees can contact Human Resources at HR.ADACoordinator@ucdenver.edu.
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others, according to the CDC. Due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, all individuals regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks while indoors on campus. Vaccinated individuals may remove their masks indoors when able to maintain 10 feet of social distancing. Faculty and staff with private offices with a door may work mask-free when alone. Unvaccinated individuals MUST wear a mask everywhere indoors on campus at all times, including in private offices.
Compliance with this guideline will be monitored by campus ambassadors. Violations will be reported to employee supervisors or the Office of Student Conduct.
In addition to the Lynx Together weekly update, important information is routinely emailed to the campus community. These messages address topics related to changing campus protocols, vaccination timelines, and more.