Coronavirus Response and Preparedness
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to evolve, CU Anschutz will provide information as it becomes available at cuanschutz.edu/coronavirus and through additional communication channels.
Ensuring the health and safety of our community is paramount. As such, we are working diligently across campus to prepare for any potential disruptions to normal operations.
A cross-campus team is meeting regularly to share information and plan for the possibility of the virus affecting our community. Emergency operation plans, known as Continuity of Operation Plans (COOP) – are being updated with the support of our emergency management and safety teams.
Here’s how to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the flu, and other viruses, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE):
Domestic Travel - As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve here in the United States, please be aware that traveling domestically could now carry potential risks. Even a location not currently experiencing an outbreak could suddenly be declared a high-risk area, resulting in heightened exposure to the virus and barriers in returning home. If you do plan to travel, plan for contingencies in case you are not allowed to travel back to Denver.
We maintain a list of known travelers to and from affected areas and are regularly in touch to discuss their plans and re-entry to work after any period of required quarantine. Employees who have traveled to an affected region should contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for guidance, and the CU Anschutz Human Resources team at 303-724-9686 for any return-to-work requirements.
Please fight fear with facts about COVID-19 and support community members with compassion and kindness. Visit the CDC website for information on countering social stigmatization associated with COVID-19.
We remain committed to keeping the university community informed as circumstances evolve, and will continue to update the CU Anschutz COVID-19 website.
This site provides resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), as well as contacts in human resources, international affairs and occupational health for issues related to COVID-19.
We will also provide updates from our medical and public health experts across campus on a regular basis.