COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community
As Colorado continues its phased distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, know that our campus continues to work closely with the state, our hospital affiliates and public health partners to get eligible members of our community vaccinated as early as allowed.
Despite continued requests for our own vaccine supply, as an approved point of distribution (POD), the university has thus far been unsuccessful in securing our own doses. We are ready and able to administer vaccines at our campus POD, if and when we are granted doses from the State of Colorado. In the meantime, we continue to advocate on behalf of those eligible but not yet vaccinated.
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, a local pharmacy or community vaccination event, or another source. The more members of our campus who are vaccinated, the better our overall health and opportunities as a community.
Find details on vaccination eligibility and vaccine sites here.
Join the virtual “Mindful Moment” guided meditation series, offered in 15-minute sessions Mondays at noon, and 5-minute sessions Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:50 a.m. Sessions touch on timely topics including stress management, relaxation and gratitude, and are led by the National Mental Health Innovation Center.
Register here for Monday sessions.
Register here for Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.
On-campus COVID-19 testing will end next week. Take advantage of no-cost testing during extended hours through Wednesday, March 31. Learn more and register here.
Starting April 1, testing will be available to CU Anschutz students and employees through COVIDCheck Colorado at the Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning and Conference Center location. Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing are available at this site. A nominal out-of-pocket fee of $10 for nasal swab and $6 for saliva testing will be assessed when registering. 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.
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.
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.