Chancellor's Communique

Chancellor's Communique: Coronavirus Update from CU Anschutz, 3-11-20

​Dear colleagues,

Today, the University of Colorado Boulder announced the campus is cancelling in-person classes and transitioning to virtual instruction starting Monday to last throughout the semester.

Campus operations at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will continue to operate normally as we closely monitor the situation.

We are working closely in accordance with guidance provided by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to protect our campus during this uncertain time. 

Our paramount responsibility is to protect the health and safety of our staff, students and faculty so that we can continue to serve our patients and community. 

We have activated a campus leadership taskforce that continues to address issues around COVID-19. We are working with all departments and schools to update their emergency operations plans (COOP) and currently evaluating plans to ensure critical staff and essential functions can continue in the event of a building, department or campus closure. This includes educational programming, clinical practice and research operations. In addition, each school is working with their accreditation body to inform academic plans.

To minimize any potential spread of coronavirus in large gatherings, effective immediately we are suspending all events scheduled with more than 75 people in projected attendance through April 30. This includes on-campus and off-campus events sponsored by the university. We are closely monitoring developments and will reevaluate at the end of April. To request an exception, please contact the Chancellor's Office at

We understand the challenges facing our campus due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 and we appreciate your contributions to our efforts to serve our community.


Don Elliman
Chancellor, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
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