March 10, 2020 @ 7:59 p.m.
Earlier today, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency. Though the term may sound alarming, this type of declaration helps ensure that resources are available and actions are taken throughout the state to combat COVID-19. Colorado is at least the 12th state to enact emergency powers.
Starting tomorrow, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be opening a drive-up lab at their facility in Lowry (8100 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver) to test people who have a doctor’s note saying they need testing. More drive-up sites will be added soon and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.
We are pleased that the governor has taken this step to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19. As he said in a press conference today, “The actions that we take in the next few days and weeks will really determine the trajectory of coronavirus in Colorado.”
There remain no known cases of COVID-19 on our campus. We’ll continue to keep you updated, and to take proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of our community in accordance with guidance provided by the CDPHE and the Centers for Disease Control. You can find updated information on our efforts at our COVID-19 website.