COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

February 12, 2021

President's Day Holiday 2/15

University operations at CU Anschutz are closed Monday, 2/15, for the President's Day holiday. 

The Strauss Health Sciences Library will be open regular hours on Monday, 2/15.

After-hours self-service check-in is available and details are on the coronavirus websiteYou must complete the daily health questionnaire during after-hours self-check-in. Please note that completing the questionnaire and observing campus safety protocols are required of all individuals badging into any university building at any time. Your continued adherence to on-campus protocols is essential, both to sustain continued access to university facilities and to help ensure the safety of our campus community.

Adams County "Level Yellow" on COVID-19 Dial 2.0

Colorado launched version 2.0 of its COVID-19 Dial last Saturday, which downgraded Adams County and much of the Denver metro area to “Level Yellow: Concern.” The change has minimal impacts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus:
  • Laboratory Research – Basic science research and use of the vivarium will continue in its current form. 
  • Clinical Research – There are changes to the clinical research ramp-up process based on the new state guidelines. See the latest updates from Vice Chancellor of Research Thomas Flaig, MD, for more.
  • Anschutz Health and Wellness Center – The fitness center may now begin operating at 50% capacity in each area. Many in-person group exercise classes are continuing with limited capacity, and all classes continue to be streamed for virtual participation. Reservations are required for in-person activity, and more information is on the AHWC website.

Our campus community remains healthy and safe given existing protocols and our continued hybrid model. 

Vaccine Updates

The State of Colorado’s phased vaccine distribution plan is underway, currently in Phase 1A, Phase 1B.1 and Phase 1B.2. Supply remains limited. The university does not have its own vaccine doses at this time. We continue to update the CU Anschutz vaccine webpage as we know more.

While CU Anschutz non-patient-facing faculty, academic, administrative and research staff are not currently part of group 1B.2, we are actively advocating for expansion of state criteria. Details for Phase 1B.3 are forthcoming, and the state currently estimates expanding to this group in early March.

You are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine at your earliest opportunity to do so once eligible. One way to get the vaccine may be through UCHealth. Make sure you have a My Health Connection account, or set one up, using the button below. This ensures you are set up for email notification of vaccination options when available through the UCHealth system.

Access My Health Connection Account

Find information on how to access vaccines through other providers here.

You Can Help Keep #CUAnschutzTogether

You are essential to our continued progress. Help keep our campus and our state moving forward by doing your part, on campus and off. 

Remember, on-campus safety and screening protocols remain in place, even for those who have been vaccinated

We all must remain vigilant, even after vaccination, by taking every precaution:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Self-report if you feel sick or develop symptoms at any time, may have been exposed, or test positive for COVID-19 - whether on or off campus.

Free COVID-19 Tests for Yourself & Your Household

COVID-19 testing is available at no cost to you or your 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, even once you’ve been vaccinated.

Campus Resources & Reminders

Visit Our COVID-19 Website

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