Mask Updates, Inclement Weather, Vaccine Boosters, COVID-19 Testing, Pre-K-12 Outreach, State of the Campus

October 12, 2021


Mask Protocols: Reminders & Updates

While we are all eager to return to pre-pandemic protocols on our campus, COVID-19 is still with us.  The delta variant poses real challenges to our safety as a community, and campus infection rates are up. Do your part to keep yourself and your colleagues healthy.

Please adhere to campus mask protocols at all times. 

Masks are required for everyone in indoor campus spaces. These spaces include classrooms, conference rooms and common areas such as elevators, walkways and hallways. 

  • If you are vaccinated:

    • You may remove your mask indoors in enclosed offices or confined work units - where traffic can be controlled or masking can be adjusted in real time - when able to keep 6+ keep from others*. 

    • When outdoors, wearing your mask is optional.

  • If you are unvaccinated: 

    • You must continue to wear a mask at all times on campus. 

    • The only exception is when you are outdoors and 6+ feet from others*.

  • Unsure whether you should be wearing your mask? 

    • Err on the side of caution, and put your mask on.

  • Remember: 

    • Anyone may choose to continue wearing a mask, even once vaccinated.

    • Units may choose to implement more conservative mask policies if desired.

  • Read full mask guidelines on the return to campus webpage .

*Note that the previous protocol for removal of masks at 10+ feet distancing has been adjusted to 6+ feet, in keeping with current physical distancing standards.

Thank you for masking up to keep #CUAnschutzTogether.

Inclement Weather? Know Where to Take Breaks & Meals

Fall is upon us, and weather conditions can change quickly. Take note of current  guidelines for breaks and meals on campus. Know where to go to take breaks or meals safely.

  • Breaks and meals should be taken outside when possible and as weather permits. Increased outdoor seating and break areas are available for use.

  • When it is necessary to take breaks or meals indoors, keep 6+ feet from others. Wear a mask when not eating or drinking, and limit unmasked time in these spaces.

  • During inclement weather, find a designated indoor break and meal space for use. These spaces allow for distancing when masks must be removed to eat and drink. They are marked with the poster below, and a full listing is online .

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Per Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines , you can get a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if:

  • You previously had the Pfizer vaccine.


  • You got your second dose at least six months ago.


  • You are either over 65, at a high risk of severe COVID-19 due to certain medical conditions, or at a high risk because of where you live or work.

COVID-19 booster recommendations are being updated regularly, and specific criteria for who may schedule booster vaccinations may vary by site. 

Those eligible may schedule their booster shot through UCHealth My Health Connection , another medical provider or any vaccination provider .

If you receive a COVID-19 booster shot, there is no need to resubmit your CU Anschutz vaccine verification. CU Anschutz is not tracking the administration of booster shots at this time.

COVID-19 Testing Options 

There are many ways to get quick COVID-19 tests for yourself and members of your household.

Those enrolled in CU Anschutz’s mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program must schedule at designated area locations using the link sent via email from COVIDCheck Colorado  (Support@Primary.Health). Test results from locations other than those specified as part of the mandatory testing program, including rapid test results, are not accepted. Questions? Contact .

Pre-K-12 Students Learning & Outreach

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus has suspended on-campus learning and outreach  programs within university facilities for pre-K through 12 students, due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing public health changes. Virtual programs are ongoing and available. 

Individuals who are employed by the university or here for clinical care appointments are an exception. Questions? Contact .

Save the Date: State of the Campus Oct. 27

The annual State of the Campus Address  is coming up Wednesday, 10/27, at noon.  Join with the campus community virtually as we hear from Chancellor Don Elliman about the tremendous possibilities ahead for CU Anschutz. Details to come.


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