We have learned that two employees working at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are receiving appropriate care in isolated environments, and all close contacts of both individuals have been notified directly per our policy.
These cases are confined to a single work unit and had close contact through their work activities; at this time, there is no indication of wider spread, and these cases did not involve our hospital partners. If you have not been contacted, you are not considered at risk of exposure.
As a reminder, Tri-County Health Department defines an outbreak as two or more cases that are presumed linked to a known exposure at a workplace, school or other facility. We report these cases to Tri-County, which posts them on their public tracking website.
Maintaining vigilance and adhering to safety protocols is as important now as ever for everyone, including those who have been fully vaccinated, and our on-campus safety protocols remain unchanged. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
Please remember that your choices impact not only your own health and safety, but also that of your friends, family, colleagues, and one another. Even once you have been fully vaccinated, please do your part by wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and staying home and self-reporting when you are 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, even once you’ve been fully vaccinated:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-724-4663.
CU Anschutz employees and students, as well as household members including minors, have options for COVID-19 testing, depending on whether you:
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, we are here for you.
*COVID-19 symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.