COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

October 23, 2020

A Message from Chancellor Elliman

Our hearts are with those impacted by and fighting Colorado's wildfires

As Colorado fights the largest fires in the state’s history, our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted. From colleagues who have been evacuated or suffered the loss of property and possessions, to first responders working to contain the fires, usher people and animals to safety, and care for those affected – we are keeping you in our thoughts. 

If you are moved to donate time or resources to help those affected by the wildfires, please visit  Colorado Responds.

We encourage all Coloradans to be mindful of local air quality health advisories, and to plan your outdoor activities accordingly. Let’s do our best to stay healthy, support those in need, and keep #CUAnschutzTogether.


Don Elliman

A Family's Heartfelt Message: Please Take COVID Seriously

Six months ago, Sergeant Kevin Lyster of the CU Anschutz Police Department, his wife, Lea Ann, and daughter, Sierra, lost their son and brother to COVID-19. 

Cody Lyster, a student at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, was just 21 years old when he passed away. The Lyster family shared their story as an important reminder that the coronavirus can impact anyone at any age. Their story also highlights the vital importance of following safety protocols and taking every precaution, on campus and at home. 

As we keep Sergeant Lyster, his family, and all of those impacted by COVID-19 in our thoughts, please do your part to stay safe and keep #CUAnschutzTogether.

3 Ways to Vote: Make Your Plan

With Election Day 2020 rapidly approaching on 11/3, ensure you have plans to vote by mail, drop off your ballot, or vote in person. 

Celebrating Our Graduates: Fall 2020 Commencement 

As announced earlier this week, special December commencement ceremonies will take place virtually, on the morning of Saturday, 12/12. We look forward to celebrating August and December graduates of the College of Nursing, Graduate School, Anesthesiologist Assistant Program and Physical Therapy Program. Details can be found on the fall 2020 commencement website.

The City of Aurora Wants to Hear from You: Housing Survey

The city of Aurora is surveying residents and other stakeholders, including members of the CU Anschutz community, about ways to expand housing options for residents of all income levels in an environment of rising housing costs exacerbated by COVID-related job loss. Learn more and take the survey by 10/30.

Who to Save: Hard Call Podcast Explores Ethics & COVID-19

The CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities has launched the latest edition of its Hard Call podcast. COVID Quandaries: Who to Save? is the first in a series of special episodes exploring ethical decisions related to the challenges of the pandemic. Learn more and subscribe to Hard Call.

Campus Resources & Reminders

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