COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

April 2, 2021

Vaccines & CU Anschutz

The university has successfully secured our own limited supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the first time, and has begun scheduling vaccination appointments at our on-campus point of distribution (POD) for CU Anschutz employees and students not previously invited to schedule through our hospital partners. 

At this time, all CU Anschutz faculty, staff and current students have been invited by email to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

  • If you recently received an invitation to schedule at the CU Anschutz vaccination site in Ed 2 South, please schedule within the next 24 hours, so that we may gauge our ability to extend invitations to as many others as possible. 
  • If you have not received an invitation and are in need of a vaccine appointment, please contact

You are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine at your earliest opportunity to do so, whether invited to schedule through one of our hospital partners or our on-campus POD, or through a local pharmacy, community vaccination event or other source. All Coloradans age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as of today, per the state’s phased vaccine distribution plan. Find details on other Colorado vaccination sites here.

The more members of our campus who are vaccinated, the better our overall health and opportunities as a community.

Remember to continue following safety protocols, even once vaccinated. Wear a mask, keep your distance, and stay home and self-report when sick.

Free COVID-19 Testing Continues Through COVIDCheck Colorado

COVIDCheck Colorado has generously extended no-cost COVID-19 testing to CU Anschutz employees and students, and household members including minors age 2+. Learn more and schedule here.

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing are offered at COVIDCheck Colorado’s Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning and Conference Center location. On-campus testing sites operated by CU Anschutz Environmental Health & Safety and COVIDCheck Colorado are closed at this time.

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.

CU Anschutz Experts Featured on Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS featured CU Anschutz experts on its recent television program, “COVID-19: Let’s Talk About the Vaccine.” Drs. Ross Kedl, Kweku Hazel and Rosemary Rochford shared their expertise and helped dispel common vaccine myths on a panel hosted by RMPBS journalist Sonia Gutierrez. Watch the episode recording here, and help spread vaccine facts by sharing with friends, family and colleagues.

Remember to Take Skillsoft Training

All students and employees were required to take updated Skillsoft training by March 31, titled “CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus-CU Anschutz (2021 update)”. Those not yet in compliance will receive email reminders.

If you have not yet done so, please take the quick training course at your earliest convenience. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. 

This updated training requirement is an addition to the previous “COVID-19: Return to Campus” training. Upon completing the course, you may print a certificate for your records as detailed in the Skillsoft Completion Certificates Step-by-Step Guide.

"Mindful Moment" Guided Meditation Series Continues

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.

Campus Resources & Reminders

Visit Our COVID-19 Website

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