COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

January 29, 2021

Vaccine Update

In a vaccine update this week, we encouraged eligible employees and students to get the COVID-19 vaccine at their earliest opportunity to do so. The State of Colorado is in Phase 1 (1A and first half of 1B) of its vaccine distribution plan, and supply remains limited.

One way to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine may be through UCHealth. Make sure you have a My Health Connection account, or set one up today, using the gold button below. This step ensures you are set up for email notification of vaccination options when available through the UCHealth system.

Access My Health Connection Account

You can find information on how to access vaccines through other providers here.

Remember, on-campus safety and screening protocols remain in place, even for those who have been vaccinated. We all must continue to wear masks, keep our distance, stay home when sick, and self-report our status if symptomatic, test positive or may have been exposed as the vaccination process unfolds. 

Student Town Hall: COVID-19 Updates

New and returning students are invited to a virtual town hall on Monday, February 1, from 12 to 1 p.m. co-sponsored by CU Anschutz Student Senate and CU Anschutz Student Affairs. Campus leaders will discuss the current state of the virus, the university’s response to COVID-19 and the work being done to keep our campus community safe. An interactive Q&A will follow. 

Register Here

Submit Questions Here

Find Customized Wellness Support With You@CUAnschutz

This week, we announced the launch of YOU@CU Anschutz for faculty and staff. This online wellness platform has been available to students for some time, and we are now able to offer personalized content to our entire campus community. 

Log in to the confidential site and create your profile. There, you will find customizable tools and resources on mental health, stress management, relationship support, career growth, work-life balance and more.

Access You@CUAnschutz Account

Additional mental health and wellness resources are available to our campus community.

Faculty & University Staff Evaluations To Be Conducted Virtually

Annual evaluation meetings for faculty and university staff are taking place through the month of February, offering supervisors and employees the opportunity to review performance for the period that ended December 31, 2020. 

While evaluation meetings are typically conducted in person, this year’s meetings must be conducted via Zoom or another virtual platform to align with our current campus operational status and safety protocols. As with all campus activity, anything that can be done remotely should continue to be done remotely.

Employees cannot be required to come to campus for an evaluation meeting. In the rare instances in which both faculty or staff member and supervisor are already approved for on-campus work activity, in-person evaluation sessions may be considered. Contact your HR business partner with questions.

Check Out A New County-Level COVID-19 Dashboard

The Colorado School of Public Health launched a new dashboard that tracks status and risk factors of COVID-19 at the county level. The Colorado Population Data Dashboard gives Colorado communities and the general public a clearer picture of the pandemic’s impact locally, and the new resource is designed to help inform decisions about protecting public health. Read more about the dashboard’s development and data sources.

Free COVID-19 Tests For Yourself & Your Household

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.

Campus Resources & Reminders

Visit Our COVID-19 Website

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