(Feb. 4, 2010) The daily incidence of flu-like illness at UC Denver locations has declined to such a low level that the UC Denver H1N1 Task Force has decided to deactivate the faculty and staff absence reporting process, effective today.
"This process helped the planning related to the threat of H1N1 as well as providing a useful pilot for future pandemic responses," notes Human Resources Assistant Vice Chancellor Kevin Jacobs. "If we need to reactivate a reporting process in the future, it should also be more effective and efficient from the beginning."
Jacobs thanked faculty and staff for their patience and diligence in providing the requested information over the last few months.
Departments should continue normal processes for tracking employee leave.
We're also reminded that flu vaccines still are available:
(posted Jan. 27, 2010) The University of Colorado Denver at the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) in Aurora still has available free H1N1 flu vaccines for any UC Denver students, faculty, residents or staff members* -- by appointment.
UC Denver at AMC also has seasonal or Influenza A vaccines (different from the H1N1 vaccine) which are available for AMC-based students, faculty, residents or staff* for $15.
To obtain either the H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccine at AMC, you must call 303-724-0345 to schedule an appointment through the UC Denver Occupational Health Clinic on the AMC Campus.
On the downtown Denver and Auraria Campus, students, faculty or staff members can contact the Health Center at Auraria 303-556-2525 for free H1N1 flu or seasonal flu vaccine availability. Seasonal flu vaccine cost: $20. See additional information at http://www.ahec.edu/H1N1/index.htm.
*Must show a valid UC Denver photo ID