COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

September 11, 2020

A Message from Chancellor Elliman

Today marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But those tragic events are far from forgotten.

Indeed, today is a fitting time to reflect on the selfless work of the countless heroes who sacrificed everything to save others, to remember the thousands of lives lost, and to acknowledge that the impacts of that day continue to reverberate throughout our country.

This is also a day for unity and for hope, as we are reminded of the incredible strength and resilience of communities coming together in common purpose.

May we never forget.

Don Elliman

New COVID-19 Website

redesigned COVID-19 website launched last week offers a streamlined look at campus status and updates, including the COVID-19 dashboard and campus resources. The new site helps users more easily find timely information, useful links and answers to common questions related to COVID-19.

Interim Alternative Work Arrangements Policy Offers Flexibility

The Human Resources Office announced temporary changes to the alternative work arrangements policy that offer additional flexibility for CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students working and learning from home while balancing child or senior care responsibilities. During the current period, care of dependents may occur during regular work hours, so long as productivity remains at the level of a regular work week. Variances to standard work hours are to be agreed upon and documented by employee and supervisor, and you can find details here.

Update on Family Support Services

As noted last week, we expect a new program to be in place before the end of September, and more information from the Human Resources Office will be coming soon. Visit the childcare and elder care webpage for area resources available to members of the CU community today, including childcare, before- or after-school care, preschool and remote learning assistance.

Reminder: By-Appointment-Only Flu Shot Clinics Begin 9/14

Get your annual flu vaccination through the CU Anschutz Campus Health Center. Students, faculty and staff can call 303-724-6242 to make an appointment. Most insurance plans cover the cost of your flu shot, and self-pay is also available. Find details on the Campus Health Center website

On-campus flu clinics will be located in a tent in the Monte Vista parking lot south of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at your scheduled time. Designated patient parking spaces and outdoor waiting areas will be clearly marked. Please do not arrive early or late, and do not enter the Wellness Center building. Due to COVID-19, appointments, mask wearing and pre-appointment screening are required. A 15-minute post-vaccine waiting period is recommended, and space will be available.

Appointments are offered most Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9/14 - 10/15, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. You may also visit the Belleview Point Clinic curbside flu clinic on 9/23 or 10/7. The Campus Health Center is able to accommodate other times on an individual basis as needed - please call to set up a time.

COVID & Copying Twitter Chat

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, emergency physician and associate professor of emergency medicine, will take part in an #ElevateTheConvo Twitter Chat September 17, 6 p.m. MTCOVID & Coping: The Pandemic’s Impact on Resilience, Mental Health & Suicide features physicians and mental health providers from five institutions for a hosted panel discussion.

Wellness Workshops

Three virtual workshops coming up September 22-24 cover topics on wellness. Alex Yannacone, MA, director of education and community programs at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, will lead “Promoting Mental Health and Resiliency," “Stress Management” and “Self-Care Training." Space is limited, and you can register for a specific workshop by clicking on its name above.

Campus Resources & Reminders