CU Anschutz is actively monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking proactive measures in accordance with local and national guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our community. We will continue to update this webpage as new information becomes available.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, all staff invited and approved to return to campus must adhere to campus safety protocols including check-in screenings. To view a message from Chancellor Don Elliman about the return to campus plans, and learn more about the protocols, please click here.

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  • Plans for a gradual return to campus are underway, and details are available here.
  • Anyone exposed, under quarantine or tested for COVID-19 must file a self-report here.
  • Critical faculty and staff must be on the approved critical lists to enter campus facilities.
  • All non-critical faculty and staff are to work remotely until further notice. Please ensure you have registered here.
  • All course delivery and student learning is to take place remotely through the summer.
  • CARES Act emergency funding is available for students: How to apply, Disclosure on distribution of funds
  • Students experiencing stress, anxiety and fear are encouraged to call the Campus Health Center (303-724-4716) for help. There is no charge for a brief consult regarding coronavirus concerns. Standard copays and deductibles apply for usual visits. Faculty, staff, PRAs and clinicians can call the Well-Being Support Line (303-724-2500) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week.
  • All in-person, university-sponsored events and official functions are suspended through at least the end of August.
  • All 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.
  • For the fall, students and faculty should plan to continue remote learning and course delivery wherever possible.

Reporting on COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and testing is essential to our campus community. You must self-report your status if you fall into any of the following groups:

  • You have had prolonged contact of 15 or more minutes, in close proximity of 6 feet or less, with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You are under quarantine by direction of a public health agency or medical provider, and/or awaiting test results for COVID-19.
  • You have been informed by a public health agency or a medical provider that you have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19.
  • You believe you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
If you fall into any of these groups, please take the following steps:
  1. Let your head of your business unit know immediately (or your professor, if you’re a student).
  2. Follow the recommendations of the public health agency or medical provider.
    • You must follow CDPHE guidance and self-quarantine for 2 weeks If you have had prolonged contact of 15 or more minutes, in close proximity of 6 feet or less, with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  3. Submit your self report.

These last two steps are especially important as we monitor the impact of COVID-19 within the campus community and beyond. Gathering pertinent health information is essential to the well-being of the campus community.

We know that CU Anschutz is a close community and that you all care for each other, so if you know someone who may need additional support or you have a concern about something happening in regards to COVID-19, please submit a referral form here.

Contact Cody Coburn at or 303-724-4663 if you have questions or need assistance.

Submit Your Self Report

Effective Monday, March 16, until further notice, faculty and staff not designated as “critical” to their unit or department operations are to work remotely. 

All employees at CU Anschutz working remotely are required to register on our remote workforce site. Additionally, anyone who has been asked to self-quarantine or has been exposed to and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 is required to register on the remote workforce site.

Learn about managing HIPAA information while working remotely.

*Please be aware working remotely may not apply to faculty and staff with clinical responsibilities. Please consult with your clinical supervisor.

Remote Working Guidelines

IT for Remote Working

Students should plan to continue remote learning until further notice; those with clinicals or other in-person course requirements will be notified of alternative plans by their respective school or college. Students can get help with remote learning tools Canvas and Zoom, find tips on being a successful remote learner, and access resources like online tutoring.

Remote Learning

A number of resources are available to support remote teaching. These resources will be updated frequently, so please check back often. If you’re looking for 1:1 Office of Digital Education (ODE) consultation on instructional design and technology, you can book online or drop-in using the links below.

Explore additional resources to help you prepare.

Remote Teaching


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    July 17, 2020

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Below are common questions about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and guidance. The Centers for Disease Control is a reliable source of information about the disease, prevention strategies, school and travel updates, and more.

Find information about the gradual return to on-campus activity at CU Anschutz, as well as safety protocols and screening, on the return to campus webpage.

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