People at Higher Risk

March 12, 2020 @ 7:01 p.m.

The safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, and the students we serve is paramount at CU Denver.

We continuously update our guidance to address the changing status of COVID-19 using the best available information from our experts and public health authorities. As this work progresses, we will make decisions and send information as quickly as possible.

While we still have no known cases on campus, we are encouraging students, faculty, and staff identified by public health agencies as being “high risk” to study or work from home when possible.

Those considered “high risk” by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) include:

  • Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80 years.
  • People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions.

If you are a CU Denver employee or student worker considered “high risk” under this guidance, please contact your supervisor about working remotely.

If you are a CU Denver student and considered “high risk” under this guidance, please coordinate with your professor/instructors to arrange for remote learning options.

See this guidance for faculty, students, and staff in research operations from Dr. Thomas Flaig, vice chancellor for research.

We understand the challenges facing our campus due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 and we appreciate your continued support.

More information will be provided as it becomes available at


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