An employee should always follow the policies and procedures of the facility or site they are reporting to on a given day. Please contact the affiliate whose facility you will be working in that day for clarification on their policies or procedures.
You will receive detailed instructions from your supervisor/unit head detailing protocols for return and any unit-specific guidelines.
Yes, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz received CARES Act funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) between 2021 and 2023, which was made available for student aid. This CARES Act funding has been fully expended. Read the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Disclosure for more information on these funds and how they were distributed.
Follow CDC guidance on what to do if exposed. You do not need to self-report, but should wear a mask around others for 10 days, monitor for symptoms and test 5 days after exposure. Quarantine is no longer required while asymptomatic.
Do not return to campus until symptoms are improved and you have gone 24+ hours with no fever, without use of fever-reducing medications
A negative test result is not required for return, so long as you have isolated for 5+ days, experienced symptom improvement and had no fever for 24+ hours
Mask for 5 days upon return to campus
No, it is not necessary to obtain a negative PCR or rapid test before returning to campus after having COVID-19, so long as you have isolated for at least 5 days since your symptoms started, have experienced significant symptom improvement, and have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. You should also mask for 5 days upon returning to campus.
Navigate the absence as you would for any other illness-related absence.
Find remote work details and the Alternative Work Schedules and Remote Work Arrangements Policy on the Human Resources website.
Contact your supervisor/unit head, and your unit’s HR business partner, with questions about your return to campus status.
University-sponsored domestic and international travel is allowed with appropriate approvals. All travel requests must be submitted in Concur and international travel requests will route to the appropriate approval levels based upon the destination.
Staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters is strongly encouraged.
As of July 1, 2023, individual departments, schools or units requiring COVID-19 vaccination are responsible for tracking compliance in their own areas and may do so as they see fit.
Per CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
Those working in CU Anschutz-operated clinical facilities that treat patients or involve human study subjects must follow UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital COVID-19 vaccine requirements and protocols.
Those working in Children’s Hospital Colorado, other affiliate hospital facilities or other off-site locations must follow the vaccine requirements and protocols of those facilities.
Students involved in clinical rotations must comply with the vaccine requirements and protocols of those sites.
Individual CU Anschutz departments, schools or units may continue to require vaccination against COVID-19.
No. If an employer asks an employee to provide proof that they have been vaccinated, that is not a HIPAA violation, and employees may decide whether to provide that information to their employer. Learn more here.
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