COVID-19

State of the Campus, Vaccine Boosters, Experts on COVID & More

October 26, 2021

 

Tomorrow October 27: State of the Campus Address

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: 

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

  • You are 65 or older.
  • You are at a high risk of severe COVID-19 due to certain medical conditions.
  • You are at a high risk because of where you live or work.
  • You previously had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Eligible individuals should schedule their booster dose per the following timelines, no matter which vaccine product you will receive as a booster.

  • If you had the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, schedule a booster dose at least six months after your second dose.
  • If you had the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, schedule a booster dose at least two months after your initial vaccine.

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.

Hear From Our Experts: COVID-19 Developments, Holiday Travel & More

Last week, campus experts shared insights in a virtual panel discussion about COVID-19 developments. Topics included the delta variant, boosters, vaccine reliability, and clinical trials of vaccines for children. Read more and watch the recording here.

Thinking about planning holiday travel and get-togethers during the pandemic? Our experts offer advice - from weighing risks and taking COVID-19 tests, to crunching the numbers - in this article on planning head.

Inclement Weather? Know Where to Take Breaks & Meals

Fall is upon us, and weather conditions can change quickly.

Know the rules around breaks and meals, and keep yourself and your colleagues healthy.

  • 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.

Mask Reminders

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.

Thank you for masking up to keep #CUAnschutzTogether.

Schedule Your Flu Shot at Our On-Campus Clinic

By appointment only! Schedule your flu shot through the Campus Health Center. 

  • Call to schedule: 303-724-6242. 
  • Students, employees and household members age 3+ are eligible.
  • No walk-ins. Most insurances and health plans are accepted

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  vaccine@cuanschutz.edu.

Campus Resources & Reminders