COVID-19 Policy Changes Effective November 17, 2022

Several changes to our COVID-19 protocols are effective November 17, 2022 as outlined in Chancellor Elliman's communication.

  • The CU Anschutz COVID-19 self-reporting process has been discontinued at this time, so there is not currently a need for students or employees to submit a self-report form when they become symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19.
  • Instead, individuals are expected to take responsibility for their own health by following current COVID-19 guidance pertaining to their situation, which is available on the campus coronavirus homepage and aligns with CDC recommendations.
    • Please remove any links to the self-report form from your websites, newsletters or other communications, and direct people to the campus coronavirus website for current protocols.
    • The self-report form link now includes messaging that redirects CU Anschutz traffic to the campus coronavirus homepage as well.
  • While the CU Anschutz Contact Tracing Team will shift focus from investigating COVID cases to providing information and resources to our campus community, their team will monitor an email inbox for COVID-related questions and offer any one-on-one assistance needed (
  • Because of these changes, supervisors will no longer receive COVID-19 notifications from the Contact Tracing Team when students or employees in their areas may be ill with COVID-19. It is now up to individual students and employees to notify their supervisors when ill and need to miss classes or work due to COVID-19, as they would with any other illness.
  • It’s essential that we emphasize staying home when sick and practicing good health hygiene, particularly during the fall and winter season as cases of COVID-19, influenza, cold and other respiratory viruses like RSV are on the rise.

Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL)


Public Health Emergency Leave to end June 8, 2023

The National Health and Human Services Department (HHS) plans to end both the national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are set to end May 11, 2023. This information was announced January 30, 2023 and is considered the "60 days notice". Employees are eligible for Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) up to four (4) weeks after, therefore the last day eligible for PHEL will be June 8, 2023.

Important Note: Per Executive Order D2023-001, Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) expansion effective on November 11, 2022 for flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other respiratory illnesses ended on January 8, 2023.

    Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) Application