COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

August 7, 2020

Looking Ahead to Fall

As we approach the five-month mark of our transition to remote working and learning at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, our leadership team continues to detail and evaluate plans for fall 2020. We are evaluating remote working and learning policies in light of current public health guidance and campus needs. We are also assessing whether additional child care and/or elder care resources might be an option for members of our campus community, with the knowledge that there may be no simple solution. More information will be coming soon.

COVID-19 Communications Survey

We want to hear from students, faculty and staff about these Friday updates and other communications related to COVID-19 and our campus. Your feedback is appreciated as we prepare for fall. Take this short survey to share your thoughts.

Campus Operational Decisions in Place

While we plan for the fall, CU Anschutz is continuing with a hybrid model that supports working and learning from both home and the workplace. We continue to invite additional people and areas for a return to select on-campus activity. Anyone on campus must be invited and approved for entry, and adhere to protocols and screening. Any working and learning that can be effectively accomplished remotely, should continue to be done remotely.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting: Anyone exposed, symptomatic, under quarantine or tested for COVID-19 must file a self-report here. Contact Cody Coburn, RN, Occupational Health Division Manager, at or 303-724-4663 with questions.

Notification of Exposure & Contact Tracing: We will notify you if you are at risk for a potential exposure or in the case of an outbreak on campus. Our contact tracing team will follow up with every individual who may have been exposed. At this time, we are unaware of any COVID-19-positive employee or student exposed while on campus. We will not publish the names of staff, students or faculty who may test positive.

Fall Classes: Fall teaching and learning will combine remote coursework with limited on-campus activity. 

Remote Work: While we continue to slowly and safely return more people and areas to campus, non-critical faculty and staff should plan to continue remote work until further notice. Please ensure you have registered here.

Return to Campus: Only limited research and educational activity requiring in-person components has been approved for return. Students, residents, faculty or staff returning to campus for any reason must have first been invited and approved, and must adhere to return to campus protocols.

On-Campus Safety Protocols: Those invited and approved for on-campus activity must complete a one-time training, daily health questionnaires and check-in procedures, and adhere at all times to the mask, physical distancing, and personal and area hygiene requirements detailed on the return to campus webpage.

Events: All in-person, university-sponsored events and official functions are suspended through at least December 31, 2020. This timeline was recently extended from August 31, and plans for December commencement and award ceremonies are under evaluation. 

Travel: Non-essential university-related domestic and international travel is suspended through at least December 31, 2020. Only absolutely essential domestic business travel may be considered for an exception. If you choose to conduct personal travel, know that restrictions may change quickly and if you are required to self-quarantine, you will need approval from your supervisor to work remotely or to take leave to accommodate the requirement.

Campus Resources & Reminders