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Monday, August 3, 2020

CU Anschutz COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Official updates from CU Anschutz will be posted online here. ( 

We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions.
Please check our website for any questions you have regarding services from CU Anschutz.


Remote Campus Events 

NEW: The Human Touch 2020 - Vol 13 Virtual Launch Celebration and Reading
The Human Touch is an online journal of poetry, prose, and visual art. Join the editorial board, contributors, and friends for a virtual reading on Wednesday, August 19 @ 4pm. Registration for the webinar is required. Read this year's edition at

NEW: Happy + Healthy Hour: CU Anschutz Alumni Wellness Series Goes Virtual
Hear from experts who can help you focus on staying well during this unprecedented time. At 5pm on August 12, Alex Reed, PsyD, director of Behavioral Health Education at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency and team psychologist of the Denver Nuggets, will present on "Managing Your Mood and Enhancing Wellness Through COVID-19." A link to the virtual webinar will be provided with registration.

Advocacy & Empowerment Community Hours!
Drop-in hours for the Phoenix Center at Anschutz (PCA) and the Office of Case Management will be occurring every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 - 4:30pm. The Office of Case Management helps students navigate transition by connecting them to appropriate resources and the Phoenix Center is a confidential resource for those affected by interpersonal violence (IPV). Join us every week to learn more, get answers to your questions, put faces to our names, and meet our pets! Drop-in hours are open to all members of the CU Anschutz community (students, faculty, staff) and no reservation is needed. We look forward to chatting with you!
CU Anschutz Support Sessions During COVID-19
Student and Resident Mental Health would like to offer support and social engagement during these times of uncertainty and social distancing. Sessions will "meet" via Zoom on Fridays from 12-1pm. If you are interested in joining, please register in advance. You do not have to be a SRMH patient to participate and insurance will not be billed. 

ADHD Skills Group 
This group meets Fridays 12-1pm. Email to register.



NEW: RTD CollegePass will continue this fall
The RTD CollegePass is part of your student fee package. A Regional Transportation District (RTD) CollegePass offers unlimited, local, regional and airport bus and rail access on all RTD routes in the Metro Denver area. Any degree-seeking student enrolled in one or more credit hours, including students who are taking all their classes online, are eligible for the RTD pass each semester.

If you would like to waive the RTD CollegePass and meet the qualifications, you can submit a waiver request until September 4. Waiver requests must be filed every semester.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding the RTD waivers, you can do so here.

Read the full announcement, including questions and answers, here.


NEW: Masks and Face Coverings at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus
The State of Colorado’s mandatory mask order, issued July 16, and CDPHE guidance on masks and facial coverings in the workplace, impact mask usage on our campus.
  • Masks or face coverings are required at all times indoors. The only exception is when working alone in a completely enclosed workspace (with a ceiling, four walls, and a closed door). Cubicles and open-air offices/laboratories are not completely enclosed, so masks are required at all times.
  • When outdoors, you are encouraged to wear your mask at all times. It is permissible to remove your mask only when you are able to safely keep at least 6 feet from all other people.
  • Heightened safety protocols and entry screening processes are in effect. Critical staff already on campus, and those invited and approved for return, must comply with all elements of the entry screening process. Please ensure you are prepared.
Click here for answers to common mask-related questions. 

NEW: Campus Operational Decisions in Place
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is continuing with a hybrid model that supports working and learning from both home and the workplace. We continue to invite additional people and areas for a return to select on-campus activity. As a reminder, anyone on campus must be invited and approved for entry, and adhere to protocols and screening. Any working and learning that can be effectively accomplished remotely, should continue to be done remotely. 

COVID-19 Self-Reporting: Anyone exposed, symptomatic, under quarantine or tested for COVID-19 must file a self-report. Contact Cody Coburn, RN, Occupational Health Division Manager, at or 303-724-4663 with questions.
Notification of Exposure & Contact Tracing: We will notify you if you are at risk for a potential exposure or in the case of an outbreak on campus. Our contact tracing team will follow up with every individual who may have been exposed. At this time, we are unaware of any COVID-19-positive employee or student exposed while on campus. We will not publish the names of staff, students, or faculty who may test positive.

Fall Classes: Fall teaching and learning will combine remote coursework with limited on-campus activity. 
Remote Work: While we continue to slowly and safely return more people and areas to campus, non-critical faculty and staff should plan to continue remote work until further notice. Please ensure you have registered here.
Return to Campus: Only limited research and educational activity requiring in-person components has been approved for return. Students, residents, faculty, or staff returning to campus for any reason must have first been invited and approved, and must adhere to return to campus protocols.
On-Campus Safety Protocols: Those invited and approved for on-campus activity must complete a one-time training, daily health questionnaires and check-in procedures, and adhere at all times to the mask, physical distancing, and personal and area hygiene requirements detailed on the return to campus webpage.
Events: All in-person, university-sponsored events and official functions are suspended through at least the end of August 2020.
Travel: 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. If you choose to conduct personal travel, know that restrictions may change quickly and if you are required to self-quarantine, you will need approval from your supervisor to work remotely or to take leave to accommodate the requirement.


A Message from the Black Student Collective
Dear Fellow Members of Anschutz Medical Campus,

We, the Black Student Collective (BSC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have composed a document of action items addressing the reduction of racial injustices on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

As future Health Care Providers, we must treat all patients with equality no matter race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor that makes us different. THIS IS YOUR TIME TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We hope that you read this document and sign your name in support and solidarity of the BSC. We hope that, as our fellow peers, you join us as allies in trying to make change at our school and on campus.

This link contains the Black Student Collective Resolution, current signatures of support, and the option to sign the resolution (

Please feel free to share this document and if you have any questions, please reach out to

In Solidarity and with thanks,
Black Student Collective


Flu Clinic Survey
The Campus Health Center would like to gauge interest in flu clinics on the CU Anschutz campus during the upcoming year. Please take this survey to help us determine how many flu clinics to offer. The survey has only 4 questions and will take less than a minute to complete. Thank you!


Fall courses available in Health Humanities & Ethics - "just take a class" options are available
All courses are open and available to individuals who are not enrolled in the Certificate Program. View online courses here and reach out to Heather Cluff with questions.


New-look UCDAccess student portal
Don’t be surprised the next time you log into your UCDAccess student portal. It looks different! It’s been updated and streamlined, making it easier for you to navigate. Got a required action you need to complete? Now you can get it done quickly and get on with your life. You’ll notice you can still click into the former, classic, portal. You can still use that, but by the time the fall 2020 semester starts, the new portal will be the only one available. Don't see it? Try clearing your cache.


Environmental Health and Safety has an opening for a part-time COVID 19 Entry Point - Student Assistant position.
This is a part time position to support the University’s COVID 19 return to work process and procedures. Using supplies and training provided by EHS, student(s) will set up the check in point and operate it throughout the day as well as close down the site at the end of the day. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Moving tables and placing supplies at the assigned locations
  • Preparing and organizing the wellness check site
  • Stocking supplies
  • Moving and lifting 30 lb signs and tables
  • Accessing the EHS database
  • Viewing and handling sensitive personal information
  • Taking temperatures, providing daily wristbands
  • Guiding people who have further questions to call someone in EHS  
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Enrolled for summer or Fall semester
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Word
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow procedures
Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing and able to
  • Pass a background check
  • Physically lift and carry up to 30 lbs
Compensation will be $13/hour. Call Lacey Klindt at (303) 724-5661 or email resume and availability to if interested.

Campus "Triage" Tool Naming Survey
If you have an extra 5 minutes in your day, please take this survey to provide feedback in naming a tool that helps students, faculty, and staff find crisis resources on campus.


Research Study
You are invited to participate in a research study that is designed to assess your emotional response to COVID-19. Below is a description and the informed consent about this survey. If you wish to participate, you will be able to click on the link at the bottom of the description. Your participation has no bearing on your status as a student on the Anschutz Medical Campus. However, for each completed survey received, a donation will be made to a COVID-19 relief fund.  

We are not collecting any patient health information and you will not be asked for any identifying information. Participation in the survey is voluntary and not a requirement of your academic training.    

At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to a separate site where you can schedule an appointment with the student mental health clinic if you are interested in utilizing these services.

By starting this survey with the link below, you are consenting to participating in this study. Please click here to take the Survey.

Thank you for taking the time to help us with this study.  If you have any questions, please contact Ali Hakimi or Taylor Neilson.


Bookstore Update
The Bookstore and CU Anschutz buildings are closed until further notice, but staff are in the store processing your Summer book orders, returning your rentals, and are available to answer any questions you have. You can email them at or call the store M-F 9-3 (303)724-2665.

Visit the website to order books, supplies, and spirit gear. You may be able to charge your purchase to your CU Anschutz student account (as a payment option when you check out, for eligible students). If you are a financial aid recipient, be sure to complete the appropriate Student Permissions Form to authorize your financial aid to pay all charges on your student account.

To see all of the bookstore's promotions, don’t forget to sign up to get emails or download their app “My College Bookstore” and sign up to get notifications. 

Student Organization Registration is Open!
New and returning student organizations must register with Campus Student Services by August 15. Register your student organization today!



The Office of Case Management
The Office of Case Management fosters student growth, development, and success by assisting students dealing with areas related to mental health, emotional well-being, and safety by providing outreach, resources, referrals, advocacy, and follow up services.
 If you have a question or need support, schedule an appointment. You can also speak with a Case Manager during drop-in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4:30pm via Zoom.

Earlier this month, Governor Jared Polis announced that housing and rental assistance will be provided through the new Property Owner Preservation (POP) Program. Nearly $20 million in federal CARES Act funding will be allocated to those who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Tenants can apply for rental or mortgage assistance by dialing 211, visiting the 211 website, or clicking here to find a local agency. Landlords and property owners can apply for assistance on behalf of tenants on the DOLA website.

The Phoenix Center at CU Anschutz
The Phoenix Center Anschutz is a confidential resource for students, faculty, and staff who are affected by interpersonal violence (IPV), including relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Advocates can provide emotional support, discuss options, and create plans to keep you safe. Call the 24/7 crisis helpline for immediate assistance: 303-556-2255. You can also speak to an advocate during informal drop-in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4:30pm via Zoom.

Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.

Student and Resident Mental Health
The SRMH clinic provides comprehensive and confidential mental health services for all students enrolled in the schools located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as GME residents and fellows. Options for ongoing care include receiving treatment from Student and Resident Mental Health clinicians, the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, and a community network of providers, depending on insurance coverage. If you want to schedule an appointment, call 303-724-4716 or email

Campus Health Center
If you need COVID-19 symptom and testing triage OR non-emergent medical care for any reason, please call the Campus Health Center at 303-724-6242 for phone triage with potential for a telehealth visit. They are open M-F 8:00-5:00 with after-hours call available.

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC)
 Wellness Resources page is updated daily with videos, blogs, articles, recipes and tips in the areas of physical activity and fitness, mental wellbeing and nutrition, all from our various experts/team members. Highlights include at-home video workouts, Mindful Monday videos with our psychologist Dr. Liz Chamberlain, recipes (cooking videos are coming), and free access to the Les Mills online group exercise class catalog.
*AHWC is now open for general use by members. Reservations, screening, and mask requirements are detailed on the AHWC COVID-19 Information and Updates webpage

Remote Learning
OIT's remote learning website includes strategies, study tips, and Canvas and Zoom tutorials. The site will be updated regularly with new content, so be sure to check back often in the coming days.

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Social Media
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