Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we work together to address the complex challenges and deep divisions our country is facing, this is a fitting time to reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy.
Recent events have led to a renewed focus on advancing justice and equality, overcoming hatred and racism, and promoting civil discourse and action. They have also shown clearly that we have a lot of work ahead of us, as a community and as a country.
Dr. King’s teachings and leadership are as vital now as ever before. While we mark his courageous vision and voice one day each year, every day presents an opportunity to work toward the principles he espoused.
There are many ways to get involved. The City of Aurora is offering a host of events this month as part of its 35th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Coming up February 5 is the 2021 CU Social Justice Summit, and registration is open now.
University operations at CU Anschutz are closed Monday, 1/18, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.
After-hours self-service check-in is available at campus screening locations, and details are on the coronavirus website. You must complete the daily health questionnaire during after-hours self-check-in.
The Strauss Health Sciences Library will be closed Monday, 1/18, in observance of the holiday.
A new vaccine page and FAQ have been added to the CU Anschutz coronavirus website. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Campus vaccine working groups are collaborating closely with our hospital partners, as well as CDPHE and Tri-County Health Department, to ensure those eligible are included in the appropriate phases of the CDPHE distribution plan. Those eligible to schedule their vaccination appointment will be contacted directly.
It is vital to continue wearing masks, physical distancing and staying home when sick as the vaccination process unfolds. Remember to self-report if you may have been exposed, test positive or develop symptoms, even once vaccinated.
Keep up with the State of Colorado’s vaccine plans for the latest on distribution planning, phased roll-out and more.
Visit the CDC’s vaccination FAQ for common questions on vaccine development and safety.
Convenient COVID-19 testing is available at no cost to CU Anschutz employees, students and household members through March 31. Learn more and schedule your test here.
Remember to self-report your status if you have COVID-19 symptoms, test positive or may have been exposed.
The Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Institute for Science & Policy, is offering its popular “COVID-19 in Colorado” webinar series on a new schedule in 2021.
The series will take place every other Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., starting with “COVID-19: A Conversation with Governor Jared Polis” on 1/20/21. Register here. Events are free and open to all, and recordings of past sessions are available online.