COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

October 9, 2020

A Message from Chancellor Elliman

Do The Right Thing

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Colorado and our campus community is not immune. Last Saturday, we reported our first outbreak, and we have seen an appreciable rise in self-reporting and testing. If we remain on this trajectory, the impact on our hospitals, our community and our campus operations could be devastating.

I urge you to do the right thing, both on and off campus. Your choices directly impact our ability to keep moving forward. They also impact not only your own health and safety but that of your peers, colleagues, family and friends.

Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Stay home when you’re sick. And, if you’re approved for on-campus activity, ensure you are thoughtfully and accurately completing the daily health questionnaire, and following our safety and screening protocols to the letter.

Getting your flu shot is particularly vital this year to safeguard your health and avoid overwhelming our hospitals. If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccination yet, do so today. Take advantage of our by-appointment-only flu clinic on campus, or find another vaccine location near you.

It was just short of 7 months ago that we made the difficult decision to shut down non-critical operations on our campus. We have continually improved our processes as we carefully permitted additional critical activity, but the events of March are not in our rearview mirror yet.

With your help, we will keep our campus up and running, and keep #CUAnschutzTogether.

Don Elliman


New Date for State of the Campus: 11/18

Mark your calendar for the annual State of the Campus Address, coming up Wednesday, 11/18, at 10 a.m. Join with the campus community virtually as we hear from Chancellor Don Elliman and set our sights together on a bright future. Details to come.

"Past the Pandemic" for Healthcare Providers: 10/20 - 12/15 Series

A statewide initiative called “Past the Pandemic,” brings healthcare workers across Colorado an eight-session series on mental well-being and resilience-building, beginning 10/20. Learn more and register for the series here.

Frontline care providers and staff are at high risk for stress, anxiety and other challenges at this time. The CU Department of Psychiatry offers additional mental health services including support groups, individual assistance, hotlines and more.

Learn How to Recognize Student Distress: 10/23 Webinar

Teaching virtually presents unique challenges for educators and can make connecting with students difficult. Join Mandy Doria, LPC, for “Staying Connected in a Virtual World: How to Recognize Student Distress" on Friday, 10/23, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Learn how to recognize signs of distress or developing mental health problems in students, and how to connect them with helpful resources. Register here.

Last Week for By-Appointment-Only Flu Shots: 10/12 - 10/15

Call the CU Anschutz Campus Health Center at 303-724-6242 to make your annual flu shot appointment. Most insurance plans cover the cost, and self-pay is also available. All students, faculty and staff may get their flu shot on campus, regardless of whether you are approved for on-campus working or learning. Find details on the Campus Health Center website

Appointments are offered most Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through 10/15, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., or as needed. 

On-campus clinics are 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 waiting space is available.

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