COVID-19 Cases on Campus

October 3, 2020

We have learned that there are currently three CU Anschutz Medical Campus employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. All three are receiving appropriate care in isolated environments, and all close contacts of these individuals have been notified directly per our policy.

These cases are confined to a single unit and had close contact through their work activities; at this time, there is no indication of wider spread, and these individuals did not have clinical responsibilities.

Given that the transmission may have occurred between related cases on campus, this is considered an “outbreak” - defined by Tri-County Health Department as two or more cases that are linked to a known exposure at a workplace, school or other facility. 

Campus leaders are working in lockstep with Tri-County Health Department to follow established protocols. CU Anschutz is disinfecting any areas where these individuals were known to have been present. 

Thank you for your continued support and let’s recommit to following the safety protocols on campus.

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Should You Become Sick

Reporting on COVID-19 exposure and testing is essential to our campus community. You must self-report your status if you fall into any of the following groups:
  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You have had prolonged contact of 15 or more minutes, in close proximity of 6 feet or less, whether wearing masks or not, with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19. 
    • Healthcare providers who have had protected contact with COVID-19 patients while wearing respiratory PPE, such as N95 masks, do not need to self-report.
  • You are under quarantine by direction of a public health agency or medical provider.
  • You recently pursued testing for COVID-19 due to exposure or because you were experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
  • You must not be present on campus until your test results are received. You may work remotely if you are able, with supervisory approval, while awaiting your results.
  • You have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19, and/or are in isolation.

After submitting your self-report, let your supervisor/unit head know and stay home until contacted with further instructions. Follow the recommendations of the CU Anschutz Contact Tracing Team, public health agency and/or medical provider.

Questions? Contact Cody Coburn, RN, Occupational Health Division Manager, at or 303-724-4663.

Know someone who needs support regarding COVID-19? Submit a referral form to get help.

Mental Health & Wellness

We know this is an anxious time, and we will do everything we can to keep you informed. If you are experiencing undue stress, anxiety or fear about coronavirus, but are not experiencing symptoms, we are here for you.