Bi-Weekly Update on Research Reconstitution Activities

September 25, 2020

Dear Research Community Colleagues,

This week kicked off the official fall season and we continue to see sustained efforts from the research community.  We thank each of you for your diligent attention to important safety measures as we all keep focus on our health and wellbeing.  

As the number of statewide cases increase, please pay special notice to our contact tracing efforts and guidelines below.

Research Ramp Up highlights are as follows:

  • Contact tracing/dashboard: As previously noted, the CU Anschutz contact tracing team within EHS conducts case investigations and provides individual follow up based on self-report results and responses to the daily health questionnaire. While we will not publish the names of staff, students or faculty who may test positive, the new CU Anschutz COVID Dashboard displays campus-level COVID-19 statistics related to symptomatic testing, new positive cases on campus, and 5-day averages of positive cases on campus. This FAQ is a good resource tool that addresses COVID-19 protocols, reporting and contact tracing at the CU Anschutz Campus.
  • Clinical Research: CU Anschutz protocol re-activation of all groups 1 through 5 is now occurring. All groups are defined here
  • Community-Based Research: Community re-activation plans continue to be reviewed. The requirements and the one hour required training component for Community-Based Researchers can be found here.
  • Badging/lab floor access: Please reach out to your COVID official and/or coordinator if you have any concerns regarding your badge access. There are temporary solutions in place within wet lab spaces and buildings to address the current setting and access levels.  
  • Building Entry: Those approved to return to campus can enter at any of the four campus check-in locations for screening, which are noted in the daily health questionnaire, with specific information on opening times for each location.

    Approved for on-campus activity and need to access CU Anschutz facilites on weekend? Please note that our daily health questionnaire is still a requirement, even when checking in at self-service campus check-in locations, including the Hensel-Phelps lobby and the Strauss Health Sciences Library.

    Student staffing is now fully integrated into the research ramp up process. We appreciate your ongoing professionalism towards all involved in this process on behalf of the campus.  
  • OLAR: Thank you to the researchers who have been active in their research restart. Please remember to complete the Addition of Personnel Form when new individuals join your lab and to schedule all work through the EMS system. More details can be found in the OLAR specific communication or the OLAR Intranet Site.


Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

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