COVID-19 Updates, Resources & Return to Campus Protocols

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.

Campus Status

CU Anschutz is operating a hybrid model, supporting remote and on-campus working and learning. 

  • Limited return to campus is underway for select research activity and in-person educational requirements that cannot be accomplished remotely. 
  • Heightened safety protocols and entry screening processes are in effect. 
  • Requirements for masks or face coverings, physical distancing, and area hygiene are in place.

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Reporting on COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and testing is essential to the health and safety of our community. This guide can help you determine whether to self-report.

You must self-report your status if you fall into any of the following groups:

  • You are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
  • You have had prolonged contact in close proximity of 6 feet or less with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, whether wearing masks or not, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
    • Healthcare providers who have had protected contact with COVID-19 patients while wearing respiratory PPE, such as N95 masks, do not need to self-report.
  • You are under quarantine by direction of a public health agency or medical provider.
    • Quarantine is a 14-day safety measure in place for individuals exposed to a COVID-19-confirmed person, in case symptoms develop during the incubation period of the virus.
  • You recently pursued testing for COVID-19 due to exposure or because you were experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
    • You must not be present on campus until your test results are received. You may work remotely if you are able, with supervisory approval, while awaiting your results.
  • You have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19, and/or are in isolation.
    • Isolation is a 10-day prevention measure to keep COVID-19-positive or presumptively positive individuals from spreading the virus to others.

After submitting your self-report, let your supervisor/unit head know and stay home until contacted with further instructions. Follow the recommendations of the CU Anschutz Contact Tracing Team, public health agency and/or medical provider.

Questions? Contact Cody Coburn, RN, Occupational Health Division Manager, at or 303-724-4663.

Know someone who needs support regarding COVID-19? Submit a referral form to get help.

Submit Your Self-Report

Remote Working & Learning

All faculty and staff who have not been designated as “critical” or invited to return to campus for in-person activity are to work remotely until further notice. Clinical faculty and staff should consult with their clinical supervisors. 

Complete the required remote work registration form and find resources below:

IT Resources 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 school or college.

Get help with remote learning tools, and find tips and resources below:

IT Resources for Remote Learning

As the hybrid teaching and learning model continues until further notice, many faculty and staff find themselves teaching remotely. Numerous resources, tools and support services are available.

Find tools and resources including tech support, tutorials, one-on-one consultations, and more below:

IT Resources for Remote Teaching

How to Return to Campus

Everyone has a role in keeping themselves and their colleagues safe, so please follow these guidelines at all times:

You must be invited and approved to return by leadership

  • Please contact your supervisor or unit head for more information about your return to campus status.

Everyone in a university building during business hours must have a building access wristband

3 Daily Steps Once Approved to Return:


Complete the health questionnaire before arriving on campus, and bring your attestation confirmation email to a designated check-in point

  • Access the questionnaire through this easy-access link prior to arrival on campus
  • Or scan the QR code posted at check-in locations to access


Bring & wear your CU Anschutz badge and a face covering at all times, indoors and outdoors

  • Only exceptions are if working alone in a completely enclosed private office (ceiling, 4 walls, closed door), or if 6 or more feet from all others when outdoors
    • This exception does not apply in the Strauss Health Sciences Library, where masks are required at all times, even when alone in a study room or other enclosed space.
  • Cubicles and open-air offices/laboratories are not completely enclosed, so masks are required at all times


At the designated check-in point (listed below), please:

  • Show your attestation confirmation email
  • Get your temperature taken
  • Receive and wear your wristband confirming your campus access for that day
    • Wristbands are good for same-day access only

  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors, unless you are working alone in your own completely enclosed workspace, or when in a completely enclosed shared workspace approved by your COVID official for unmasked activity. (Note: masks are required at all times in the Strauss Health Sciences Library)
    • A closed workspace = ceiling, 4 walls, closed door
  • From the check-in point, go directly to your workspace
  • Follow donning and doffing protocols for scrubs, uniforms and PPE in healthcare settings
  • Stay 6 or more feet away from others at all times
  • Do not gather, meet or congregate at any time, inside or outside
  • Follow all posted signage, floor markings and schedules
  • Disinfect your workspace and practice hand hygiene 
  • Use only the closest restrooms or break rooms during the day 
  • Hold all meetings remotely rather than in person
  • Direct questions to your COVID official or supervisor/unit headAll designated COVID-19 officials are listed here.
  • Leave campus immediately if you feel sick, inform your supervisor and  self-report
Campus Check-In Locations & Hours 
  • Fulginiti Pavilion   
    Hours 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. M-F
    Nov 25: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Nov 26-27: After Hours
    Dec 21-23: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Dec 24-25: After Hours
    Dec 28-31: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Jan 1: After Hours
    Jan 18: After Hours
  • Strauss Health Sciences Library   
    Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. M-F
    Nov 25: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Nov 26-27: After Hours
    Dec 21-23: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Dec 24-25: After Hours
    Dec 28-31: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Jan 1: After Hours
    Jan 18: After Hours
  • Campus Services Entrance : main west entrance - follow signage to station outside T36-113.
    Hours: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
  • Hensel-Phelps Entrance : main west RC1N entrance - follow signage to station in auditoriums.
    Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
    Nov 25: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Nov 26-27: After Hours
    Dec 21-23: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Dec 24-25: After Hours
    Dec 28-31: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Jan 1: After Hours
    Jan 18: After Hours

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Guiding Principles

Our return to campus plans are grounded in three guiding principles for safeguarding our campus community while delivering on our mission.



Protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and those we serve will continue to be our primary focus and highest priority.



We will continue to innovate and adapt our academic programming and campus operations to meet the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19.



We will continue to demonstrate strength in unity, never losing sight of our purpose.

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