COVID-19 & Our Campus Community

CU Anschutz continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). This website is updated frequently.

Important Vaccine Message from CU President Mark Kennedy and Campus Chancellors

April 28, 2021

Since the health and safety of our campus communities is among our top priorities, we have determined to require that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of fall semester 2021.

We appreciate all you have done to persevere through the challenges of the pandemic. More information will be coming soon.

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Return to Campus 2021

Everyone has a role in keeping themselves and their colleagues safe. Campus protocols outlined here apply to all, including those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.


You must be invited and approved to return by leadership

  • Please contact your supervisor or unit head for more information about your return to campus status.


Take the updated Skillsoft training

2 Daily Steps Once Approved to Return:


Complete the daily health questionnaire either at home or on campus before making your way to your destination for the day.


Bring & wear your CU Anschutz badge and a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors

  • Only exceptions are if working alone in a completely enclosed private office (ceiling, 4 walls, closed door), or if 6 or more feet from all others when outdoors
    • This exception does not apply in the Strauss Health Sciences Library, where masks are required at all times, even when alone in a study room or other enclosed space.
  • Cubicles and open-air offices/laboratories are not completely enclosed, so masks are required at all times

  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors, unless you are working alone in your own completely enclosed workspace, or when in a completely enclosed shared workspace approved by your COVID official for unmasked activity. (Note: masks are required at all times in the Strauss Health Sciences Library)
    • A closed workspace = ceiling, 4 walls, closed door
  • Go directly to your workspace
  • Follow donning and doffing protocols for scrubs, uniforms and PPE in healthcare settings
  • Stay 6 or more feet away from others at all times
  • Do not gather, meet or congregate at any time, inside or outside
  • Follow all posted signage, floor markings and schedules
  • Disinfect your workspace and practice hand hygiene 
  • Use only the closest restrooms or break rooms during the day 
  • Hold all meetings remotely rather than in person
  • Direct questions to your COVID official or supervisor/unit headAll designated COVID-19 officials are listed here.
  • Leave campus immediately if you feel sick, inform your supervisor and  self-report
Self-Service Stations & In-Person Check-In Location 

Self-Service Stations

  • Self-service stations outfitted with thermometers for your use are located in Hensel-Phelps and most university buildings, as listed here.

In-Person Check-In Location

Remote Working & Learning

All faculty and staff who have not been designated as “critical” or invited to return to campus for in-person activity are to work remotely until further notice. Clinical faculty and staff should consult with their clinical supervisors. 

Complete the required remote work registration form and find resources below:

IT Resources for Remote Working

Students should plan to continue remote learning until further notice. Those with clinicals or other in-person course requirements will be notified of alternative plans by their school or college.

Get help with remote learning tools, and find tips and resources below:

IT Resources for Remote Learning

As the hybrid teaching and learning model continues until further notice, many faculty and staff find themselves teaching remotely. Numerous resources, tools and support services are available.

Find tools and resources including tech support, tutorials, one-on-one consultations, and more below:

IT Resources for Remote Teaching

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Guiding Principles

Our return to campus plans are grounded in three guiding principles for safeguarding our campus community while delivering on our mission.



Protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and those we serve will continue to be our primary focus and highest priority.



We will continue to innovate and adapt our academic programming and campus operations to meet the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19.



We will continue to demonstrate strength in unity, never losing sight of our purpose.

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