COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Policy Changes Effective July 1, 2023

Several changes to our COVID-19 protocols and vaccination requirements are effective July 1, 2023 as outlined in Chancellor Elliman's communication.

Please note these important exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination policy update:

  • Those working in CU Anschutz-operated clinical facilities that treat patients or involve human study subjects must follow UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital COVID-19 vaccine requirements and protocols.
  • Those working in Children’s Hospital Colorado, other affiliate hospital facilities or other off-site locations must follow the vaccine requirements and protocols of those facilities.
  • Students involved in clinical rotations must comply with the vaccine requirements and protocols of those sites. 
  • Individual CU Anschutz departments, schools or units may continue to require vaccination against COVID-19.

You can find more details in our updated COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Masks at CU Anschutz

Also effective July 1, masks will no longer be required, including for those who are not up to date on vaccines. 

Anyone may choose to wear a mask at their discretion, and individual units may implement masking requirements should they so choose.

Why is the campus COVID-19 vaccination policy changing?

We fortunately find ourselves at a new point in the pandemic, where cases have decreased significantly and many tools and resources are available to protect ourselves and our communities. 

We are making these changes to our requirements now in alignment with the federal COVID-19 public health emergency ending in May, and the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to lift the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees at healthcare facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid earlier this month. Many universities across the country, including all CU campuses, are making similar changes to their protocols at this time.

Doing Our Part

Please be respectful of one another and remember that members of our campus community may be immunocompromised or caring for others who remain vulnerable. 

We continue to strongly encourage staying up to date on vaccinations as safe and effective tools for minimizing the effects of COVID-19, including serious illness and death. If you have not yet received the bivalent booster, we encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience.

By doing our part, we can keep ourselves and one another healthy:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Test early and often.
  • Contact your medical provider for assistance with an illness.
  • Follow public health guidance if you do become sick with COVID-19.
  • Notify your faculty or advisor if you will miss class, or your supervisor if you will miss work, due to illness.

Thank you for your help spreading the word about this change to the campus COVID-19 vaccination policy, while highlighting the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own health and being considerate of the health of our peers and colleagues.

Child Care and Elder Care Resources

Center for Work, Health and Environment – COVID 19 Employer and Employee Resources

Resource Book for Families: COVID-19. Provided by West Leadership Academy.

Statewide resource: Call 211 for referrals related to food insecurity, child care, transportation, and utility assistance.

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