COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

June 19, 2020

2020 Anschutz Block Party Canceled

As the health and safety of our campus and community are top priority, campus leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Anschutz Block Party,  scheduled for September 16. The annual tradition brings together thousands of students, faculty, staff, community members and sponsors for food, music and connection. Regrettably, holding such a large-scale event while the coronavirus pandemic persists is an impossibility. We look forward to bringing back this important part of our campus culture in 2021.

Return to Campus Protocol & Entry Screening

Some reminders as the gradual ramp up of select on-campus activity continues:
  • All individuals on campus, including clinical providers, must follow detailed protocols before entering CU Anschutz facilities and prior to being present on campus.
  • You must wear a face covering or mask at all times, indoors and outdoors, and remain 6 feet from others at all times.
  • You must complete the required CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus Skillsoft training in advance of coming to campus.
  • You must complete a daily health questionnaire prior to arrival at a designated check-in location for screening if planning to enter any university facility. The questionnaire is accessible at, or by scanning the QR code posted at check-in locations.
  • You must wear your building access wristband, received at screening, throughout the day.
  • Full protocols and screening details are on the return to campus webpage.
  • The latest operational decisions in place are noted on the coronavirus website.

New Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic

CU Anschutz faculty and staff have an easily accessible, comprehensive and confidential new resource for mental health services. The Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic accepts most insurance plans, and you can schedule a virtual visit at 303-724-4987 or  Additional offerings from the Department of Psychiatry are detailed on their COVID-19 website.

    Our COVID-19 Fighters

    CU Anschutz healthcare professionals, students, faculty and staff are doing their part every day to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about the one-of-a-kind antibody test developed by CU Anschutz researchers in partnership with UCHealth. Read more inspiring stories and submit your own for the “Our COVID-19 Fighters” series.

    Campus Resources & Reminders

    • Students can stay connected through new Student Affairs social media accounts: Twitter: CU_AnschutzSA and Instagram: CU_Anschutzstudentaffairs.
    • University travel remains suspended. Only essential domestic business travel may be considered for an exception. See your supervisor or unit head with requests, which are subject to review by school/college deans or the vice chancellor for administrative areas.
    • Keep up with Colorado’s latest guidance on the state’s COVID-19 website.