COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

March 19, 2021

No-Cost COVID-19 Tests Through March 31; COVIDCheck Colorado Fees Begin April 1

Take advantage of no-cost testing through the end of the monthLearn more and register here.

Starting April 1, testing through COVIDCheck Colorado will be available at the Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning and Conference Center location only, for a nominal out-of-pocket fee of $10 for nasal swab and $6 for saliva testing, assessed when registering for an appointment. Insurance information will be collected.

Testing at the on-campus, drive-up site through CU Anschutz Environmental Health & Safety will remain available at no cost to university students and employees as well as campus-affiliated household members and relatives ages 12+, who are symptomatic or may have been exposed. Asymptomatic testing is not available at this location. Insurance information will be collected.

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.

Health Questionnaire Still Required Every Day for Campus Entry

While in-person screening is no longer in place at designated campus check-in locations, please note that the daily health questionnaire is still required of everyone approved to come to campus every day without exception. Remember to take your own temperature at home or a campus self-service station

If you have trouble with the daily health questionnaire, try clearing your cache on your Android or Apple device. In-person assistance is also available at the COVID concierge in Hensel-Phelps.

Take Updated Skillsoft Training by March 31

All students and employees must take updated Skillsoft training by March 31, titled “CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus-CU Anschutz (2021 update).” 

Please note that this updated Skillsoft training requirement is an addition to the previous “COVID-19: Return to Campus” training. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

Upon completing the course, you may print a certificate for your records as detailed in the Skillsoft Completion Certificates Step-by-Step Guide

Vaccines & CU Anschutz

Colorado is working through its phased distribution of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with Phase 1B.4 opening today, March 19. This phase includes student-facing higher education employees, people age 50 and older, individuals ages 16 to 49 with one high-risk condition, and frontline essential workers in areas including public health, human services, journalism, transportation and food service.

The university does not have doses at this time. We continue to work with our state and public health partners to ensure our campus community is vaccinated as early as allowed. We will continue to update the CU Anschutz vaccine webpage as the situation evolves.

You are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine at your earliest opportunity to do so once eligible, whether through one of our hospital partners or another provider. 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

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

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Chancellor Elliman noted last week that while there is much to look forward to as we make progress in the COVID-19 vaccination effort, we must stay the course in order to put the coronavirus pandemic in our rearview mirror. 

This short video reminds us of the importance of continuing to do what works, even after vaccination, by wearing a mask, keeping your distance and helping to prevent the spread.


Campus Resources & Reminders

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