Our highest priority for the coming year is the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff, and, by extension, their families and others they interact with when not on campus. This translates into learning experiences for students—and teaching, research, and work for faculty and staff—that are safe, rewarding, and productive, despite extremely challenging circumstances.
To carry out our health and safety strategies, we are closely monitoring the evolving guidance from the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Denver Public Health. We are treating their recommendations and requirements as minimum standards when updating our plans.
Updated July 29, 2020
Note that these current protocols may change depending on public health guidance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check in.
Lynx Crossing Residence Hall
Enter through main doors on east side of the building, station located at check-in desk inside lobby
Hours: 7 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday
North Classroom Building
Beginning tomorrow morning, Sep. 23, the North Classroom health check-in station will be relocated to Atrium A along the wall of windows, closest to Speer.
Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Student Wellness Center
Enter through the 12th and Walnut entrance of the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Enter through the Lawrence Street entrance to the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday
CU Denver Building
Enter through the 14th Street entrance to the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7:15 – 9:00 a.m., 12 – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
If a health check-in station is closed, please proceed to a nearby health check-in station. If it is after-hours, on the weekend, or on a holiday, please complete the daily attestation and save your approval email.
If you have symptoms or have had recent close contact with someone who may have COVID-19, please stay home so others are not exposed. Submit a self-report if you have symptoms or a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 and contact the Auraria Health Center at 303-615-9999, so we can track any campus outbreaks. If you are a student, get in touch with your instructor to make alternative arrangements for class attendance or assignments; if you are an employee, contact your supervisor.
CU Denver is conducting contact tracing for COVID-19 in the fall semester.
Contact tracing is an important public health activity that involves interviewing individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The purpose is to identify others (“contacts”) who are at risk of infection through exposure to the patient, inform them of their potential exposure, and provide quarantine advice and support. This process inhibits disease transmission by separating people who have COVID-19 from people who do not.
In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus, CU Denver contact tracers will reach out to the individual and those who have had close contact with them on campus (while protecting student, faculty, and staff privacy), and will work with instructors whose in-person classes involve a positive case. Denver County Public Health will conduct contact tracing for the person’s off-campus contacts and Auraria Health Services will also maintain this information for use in our campus contact tracing and isolation efforts.
Safety practices for building and room access and use, and for cleaning and disinfecting these spaces, are outlined in detail.
Remember, we all must take extra precautions, and work together, to help maintain a clean and safe environment to provide and participate in on-campus learning, teaching, and service delivery.
Read and apply procedures on safety practices for all classrooms, labs,
and common areas. Instructions regarding daily health check-ins, building entrances and exits, and safety signage are also included. Compliance with these protocols is necessary for protecting the collective health of our university, and all members
of the campus community are encouraged to review.
Read and apply procedures on new cleaning and disinfecting measures enacted to minimize the risk of on-campus transmission. These measures apply to all CU Denver buildings, both owned and shared. Depending on the governance of each building, however, custodial responsibilities for cleaning and disinfecting vary.