COVID-19

COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

May 8, 2020

A Message from Chancellor Elliman

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of moderating “Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19 with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus,” a panel discussion on the tremendous dedication and sacrifice of all of our healthcare providers as they serve patients and pursue bold breakthroughs in our battle against this virus.

With the news of COVID-19 constantly evolving, our experts served as a trusted source of information and insights on many of the questions that are top of mind today. You can view a recording of the discussion in the CU Anschutz newsroom.

Thank you for all that you are doing every day, in ways large and small, to bolster our efforts. With such a strong community united together, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as we combat this pandemic side by side.
  

Sincerely,
Chancellor Don Elliman Signature
Don Elliman
Chancellor

Campus Operations

Campus operational decisions remain in place. Please refer to the Latest Guidance on the campus coronavirus website for an updated summary.

Return to Campus Planning

We announced this morning that the slow and safe return to working and learning activities on campus is beginning. A comprehensive campus plan and website are under development. Every individual coming onto campus must have first completed the required Skillsoft training module, “CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus,” available through the My.CU portal
 
Research Planning
The first phase of select research activity is now underway, and a formal approval process remains in place. Researchers and staff invited back to campus by leadership will be contacted with specific instructions. 

Academic Planning
Academic planning for the summer and fall is also underway. Students and faculty should plan to continue remote learning and course delivery wherever possible. More information will be coming soon. 
 
Guidance, Tools & Security Considerations for Remote Work
 
Remote Resources: HR issued remote work guidance and expectations, available on the coronavirus website along with tips from OIT on campus resources and best practices for video conferencing, online chats and more.

Multi-Factor Authentication: Starting May 26, CU Anschutz will implement the use of Duo Security with email and other Microsoft 365 applications from off-campus; please be sure you are set up to avoid interruptions to your email and other applications.
 
Free Online Support Groups
 
COVID-19 Support Groups: Free online support groups, including groups on grief and loss, are detailed on the Department of Psychiatry COVID-19 Support website

Student and Resident Support Group: A free non-clinical support group for students and residents who would like to talk to peers meets via Zoom Tuesdays and Fridays at noon. Email Dr. Noa Heiman to sign up. 

Campus Resources & Reminders