Campus Protocols

Updated March 22, 2023

The following protocols are in place currently at CU Anschutz.

Check this website and your CU Anschutz email inbox for the latest information, as protocols may change as COVID-19 conditions warrant.

Hybrid model: 

  • Campus is currently on a hybrid model, with some areas operating remotely. 
  • In-person activity is permitted, as specified by school or unit. 
  • Clinical faculty and staff are to consult their clinical supervisors.
  • In addition to the campus protocols outlined below, individual units, programs and schools may require further protections, such as masks and vaccine booster requirements. Please check with your unit supervisor or department head for more information.


  • Masks are not required of those up to date on vaccination indoors or outdoors on campus at this time.
  • Those working in university clinical facilities, affiliate hospital facilities or other off-site locations should follow the protocols of those facilities.
  • Anyone may choose to continue wearing a mask and is strongly encouraged to do so at their discretion.
  • Individual units, programs and schools may implement restrictions including masking and additional protections should they so choose. A printable poster is available for those units, offices or work areas wishing to request masking in their areas.
  • Those who are not up to date on vaccination are required to continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.
  • Unvaccinated individuals with approved exemptions to the campus vaccination requirement are required to wear a mask and observe physical distancing.  
  • Note that some may be required to wear a mask after exposure or illness as part of their return to campus.
  • Campus visitors must follow the same mask protocols as students and employees. Visitors who are not up to date on vaccination, as well as unvaccinated visitors, must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

Vaccination requirement:

  • The CU Anschutz vaccination requirement remains in effect. 
    • The campus policy regarding required vaccinations became effective September 24, 2021. That policy remains in effect. Any prior statement on this website indicating that applicants for a religious exemption should adhere to the earlier campus vaccination policy, which was in effect from September 1, 2021 to September 23, 2021, was error. Employees seeking a religious exemption must apply under the provisions of the current (September 24, 2021) campus policy.
  • COVID-19 boosters are highly recommended for all eligible students and employees.
  • New employees, badged affiliates, POIs and students are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, or in process with their information submitted to our COVID-19 vaccine verification system prior to their start date.
  • Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines is one of the best ways to protect yourself from severe illness.

Events and meetings:

  • To book event or meeting space on campus, submit a request in EMS. COVID capacities are not in effect at this time. Event organizers may modify existing reservations if alternative campus spaces may be more appropriate for group size.
  • Events and meetings of any size, on campus or off campus, are permitted, and no central application is required. Other approval processes may be required by departments, units or venues.
  • Event/meeting organizers are required to confirm that all attendees are up to date on vaccination. Event organizers may ensure vaccination status however they see fit.
  • Vaccinated attendees who are up to date on vaccination are not required to mask. Attendees who are not up to date with vaccination, as well as unvaccinated attendees, must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.
  • It is the responsibility of event/meeting planners to familiarize themselves with and adhere to any additional processes or restrictions in place.
  • Food and beverage may be served and consumed indoors.

COVID-19 testing:


  • University-sponsored domestic and international travel is allowed for those fully vaccinated, 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.
  • See CDC guidelines for travel and safety precautions.

Visitors and guests:

  • Campus visitors must follow the same protocols as our students and employees. Please see the protocols outlined above re: masks, vaccination requirements, and events and meetings.
  • Visitors who are not up to date with vaccinations, as well as unvaccinated visitors, must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.
  • Those units or individuals sponsoring visitors are to ensure their guests are informed of and adhere to campus protocols.

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