COVID-19 Self-Reporting Guide

Reporting on COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and testing is essential to the health and safety of our community. The following guide can help you determine whether to self-report.

You must self-report your status if you fall into any of the following groups. Note that you must self-report your status, even after you've been vaccinated and/or boosted.

  • You are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
    • Please note CU Anschutz requires a PCR test for COVID-19; rapid test results are not accepted.
  • You have had prolonged contact in close proximity of 6 feet or less with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, whether wearing masks or not, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
    • Healthcare providers who have had protected contact with COVID-19 patients while wearing respiratory PPE, such as N95 masks, do not need to self-report.
    • If you are fully vaccinated (2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer less than 6 months ago, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine less than 2 months ago) AND 14 or more days have elapsed since your final dose - or if you have received a Pfizer/Moderna booster dose less than 6 months ago, or a Johnson & Johnson booster dose less than 2 months ago - you may not need to quarantine after exposure to a known positive COVID-19 case. Self-report and the Contact Tracing team will follow up.
  • You are under quarantine by direction of a public health agency or medical provider.
    • Quarantine is a 5-day safety measure in place for individuals who are not up to date on their vaccinations which are exposed to a COVID-19-confirmed person. This is a safety precaution to decrease the spread of the virus during asymptomatic infectious timeframe before symptoms develop.
  • You recently pursued testing for COVID-19 due to exposure or because you were experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
    • Please note CU Anschutz requires a PCR test for COVID-19; rapid test results are not accepted.
    • You must not be present on campus until your test results are received, or you have been cleared by the Contact Tracing Team. You may work or attend classes remotely if you are able, with supervisory/professor approval, while awaiting your results.
  • You have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19, and/or are in isolation.
    • Isolation is a 5-day prevention measure to keep COVID-19-positive or presumptively positive individuals from spreading the virus to others.

Submit Your Self-Report



After submitting your self-report, let your supervisor/unit head or school contact know and stay home until contacted with further instructions. Follow the recommendations of the CU Anschutz Contact Tracing Team, public health agency and/or medical provider. Please do not return to on-campus activity until officially cleared to do so.

Questions? Contact the Contact Tracing Team:

Know someone who needs support regarding COVID-19? Submit a referral form to get help.