Additional Guidance for Those at Higher Risk

March 12, 2020

The safety and well-being of the staff, students and the patients we serve is paramount at CU Anschutz.

We continuously update our guidance to address the changing status of COVID-19 using the best available information from our experts and public health authorities. As this work progresses, we will make decisions and send information as quickly as possible.

Effective March 12, 2020, we are encouraging students, faculty and staff identified by public health agencies as being “high risk” to work from home when possible.

Those considered “high risk” by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80 years.
  • People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions.

*Please be aware that this recommendation may not apply to faculty and staff with clinical responsibilities who fall into this category. Please consult with your clinical supervisor.

If you are a CU Anschutz employee and considered “high risk” under public health agency guidance, please contact your supervisor about the possibility of working remotely. They will help determine whether it is feasible to work remotely and if so, the manner in which you will perform your responsibilities.

If you are a CU Anschutz student and considered “high risk” under public health agency guidance, please coordinate with the Office of Student Life in your school or college to ensure continuity in coursework during this time.

Dr. Thomas Flaig, vice chancellor for research, will be sending separate guidance for those faculty, students and staff in research operations on campus.

We understand the challenges facing our campus due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 and we appreciate your continued support.