Masks, Boosters, CDC Guide, Breaks & Meals, At-Home COVID-19 Tests

February 8, 2022

Mask Requirement Remains in Place

Masks remain required for everyone in indoor campus spaces until further notice. The campus leadership team continues to track public health guidelines and available data alongside campus protocols including masking requirements. We will share any updates via email.

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Reminder: Booster Deadline was January 24

  • COVID-19 booster shots were required as of January 24, and must be recorded in the CU Anschutz vaccine verification system.
  • Follow the instructions on the vaccine information webpage to add your booster today if you have not yet completed this requirement.
  • If you are not yet eligible for a booster, you will be required to get the booster within one month of eligibility.
  • If you need to schedule your booster shot, you can do so through UCHealth My Health Connection or any vaccine provider.

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CDC Guide Details "Up to Date" COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

This CDC guide offers details on staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including recommendations for booster doses. 

Currently, the CDC uses “fully vaccinated” to describe a person who has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC uses “up to date” to describe a person who has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines including any booster dose(s) when eligible; at this time, there is no CDC recommendation for more than a single booster dose.

View CDC Vaccine Guide

Mask Types & Fit: How to Mask Up Effectively

Wearing a mask or face covering is one of the simplest actions you can take every day to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On campus, masks remain required indoors. 

A well-fitting, high-quality mask is important for good protection.

CU Anschutz faculty expert, May Chu, PhD, shares a quick overview of mask types and tips for a snug fit in the video below. You can learn more on the CDC’s guide to masks webpage.

Watch Mask Video

View CDC Mask Guide

Free KN95 & Surgical Grade Masks Available

Free KN95 and surgical grade masks are available at select public libraries and other community sites across the state of Colorado. Masks can be picked up (five per person) at the locations detailed below.

Find Free Mask Locations

Inclement Weather? Where to Take Breaks & Meals

When taking breaks or meals indoors, find a designated space, keep 6+ feet from others, and limit unmasked time in these spaces. Take breaks and meals outdoors, or in your vehicle, when weather permits.

Find Designated Spaces

Free At-Home COVID Tests via U.S. Postal Service

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests, delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. The tests are free.

Order At-Home COVID Tests

Additional testing options, including testing through our partner COVIDCheck Colorado, are detailed here.

Campus Resources & Reminders

  • A new online tool called FindHelpNow quickly matches you with relevant services and resources when you need them, completely anonymously.
  • The CU Anschutz Food Pantry serves all students and employees 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Keep up with Colorado’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

Campus Protocols Webpage


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