COVID-19

Additional Travel Updates and Information

March 10, 2020

Earlier today, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency which helps ensure resources are available to the state to combat COVID-19. Starting tomorrow, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will be opening a drive-up lab at their facility in Lowry (8100 E Lowry Blvd, Denver) to test anyone with orders from their doctor. More drive-up sites will be added soon and we will provide additional information as it becomes available including attendance at conferences and large gatherings.

Travel Update

Following yesterday’s announcement of work-related travel suspensions, many have asked about in-state travel. The suspension does NOT restrict in-state travel for staff and students at this time. However, we continue to encourage our campus community to take necessary precautions and follow CDC prevention protocols. Please consider the risk if traveling in-state for non-essential events including attendance at conferences and large gatherings.

In addition, the length of time for work-related travel suspensions will depend on the trajectory of the viral pandemic. We will monitor closely and keep the campus community updated as this evolves. 

Additional Information for Faculty

As the campus prepares and plans for any potential disruptions in operations, the provost has asked faculty to explore the move to online courses. For instructors who may need to pivot quickly to creating their online courses, Dr. Jason Drysdale and his team of instructional designers, created a resources link with foundational resources for teaching online. Thank you to the Office of Digital Education for the guidance.

Additional Information for Staff and Students

To keep children safe and prevent community spread, please do not bring children to the workplace or classroom. If your child’s school is canceled, we encourage you to make alternative childcare plans. (See university guidelines on children in the workplace/classroom here.)

What to Do If You Are Exposed to COVID-19

Currently, there are 15 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Colorado. As the coronavirus disease becomes more widespread across the state, we will continue provide updates and information to our campus community through email messages and on www.cuanschutz.edu/coronavirus.

Colorado public health officials are contacting those who have had known contact with persons confirmed with COVID-19. CU Anschutz follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations for exposure

If a public health official contacts you, please let your supervisor know immediately, follow the recommendations of the public health agency, and submit a case report via the Maxient website

If you need to self-quarantine, please see the COVID-19 website for guidance. 

Symptoms Can Appear 2-14 Days after Exposure

If you have a fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing OR if you have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19:

  • Do not come to campus.
  • Tell your supervisor.
  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Avoid contact with others.