Chancellor's Communique

Important Update to Return to Campus Plans - 4-30-21

Dear students, faculty and staff,

We are pleased to share some important changes coming to our campus starting June 1, with more detail to follow in a campus announcement later this afternoon. As announced previously, we have been planning for a series of steps to lead our campus to more normal operations over the coming months. With your help, and continuing progress in the vaccination effort, we are ready to begin taking those steps.

Here’s what we can expect over the next several months. Our hybrid model and current on-campus safety protocols will continue unchanged through commencement and the month of May. As of June 1, we will implement changes to many of these protocols, and begin to see a phased ramp up of additional on-campus activity. Details of how we will implement many of these changes are currently underway, and we will share more information as it becomes available. Should conditions or public health guidelines change, these plans may require adjustment.

You will receive details on these changes this afternoon. Please note, the changes are NOT intended to suggest a full return to on-campus operations as of June 1, but rather to provide new protocols and guidelines to help us maintain a healthy community as we continue a slow and steady return. Many areas operating fully or partially remotely will continue to do so through the summer months. In addition, schools, central services officers and their designated unit heads will have discretion to offer flexibility with remote work options, including locations and schedules, as their structures, customer service needs and functions permit. 

This week, my fellow chancellors, CU President Kennedy and I announced vaccination requirements for the fall semester for all CU students and employees. If you have not yet been vaccinated, you are encouraged to do so at your earliest opportunity. By taking this step together as an academic medical campus, we lead by example in helping bring an end to this historic healthcare challenge. We also move closer toward a post-pandemic working and learning environment.

You have helped get us to this point, and we are grateful for your patience and flexibility. Together, we’ll keep our campus community moving forward.

Please look for more information later this afternoon. We will have more to share as plans evolve, and will continue to provide updates via email and on our campus coronavirus website.

Thank you for helping keep #CUAnschutzTogether.


Don Elliman
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