The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is creating vaccine working groups to ensure eligible staff and students are included in appropriate phases based on the CDPHE distribution plan, and to prepare the campus for the possibility of additional doses. The campus is working closely with our hospital partners, as well as CDPHE and the Tri-County Health Department.
When you are eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted by the university or one of the hospital partners.
As you work remotely, you may need to pick up additional equipment and items from your offices on campus. ColoradoSPH employees should communicate with their supervisors about the university-owned items they wish to take home (tracking of these items is necessary). Employees can go to their offices to pick up items after receiving approval and going through the steps below.
We receive reports of anyone using a badge to access a building on campus and who is not approved. Anyone who needs to be on campus must adhere to the return to campus processes established by leadership at the CU Anschutz campus.
It is up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please do your part.
All CU Anschutz employees, students*, and members of their households have access to free COVID-19 testing through March 31, 2021. To help slow the rate of infection in Colorado, please take advantage of this benefit offered by our campus.
For those who are asymptomatic or symptomatic and/or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, you can register for testing either on campus** or through a drive-up location in Aurora.
You will receive your results within 24-72 hours, either through an email or text message providing a log-in, or through My Health Connection (UCHealth).
*All ColoradoSPH students are eligible to participate.
**If you register for on-campus testing, all members of your party must have first completed their own daily health questionnaire and entered through a campus check-in location (selected via the questionnaire) for a wristband before making your way to Ed 1 at your appointed time. Fulginiti is closest to the testing site, but any campus check-in location is acceptable.
If you plan to go to your office while on campus, you also need to email Christine Gillen for approval. If you are symptomatic, you absolutely cannot enter office space, and should be tested and immediately return to your home.
Earlier in 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the CU Procurement Service Center developed a centralized approach to purchasing COVID supplies—certain hard-to-find Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies. The new request process consolidated the purchase of several items through a new COVID Supplies section of CU Marketplace.
Effective immediately, CU Anschutz units may order COVID supplies such as gloves and face shields through the new Anschutz Use Only COVID Supplies section in CU Marketplace. You may also order other PPE/disinfecting supplies through CU Marketplace catalogs or, if appropriate, through the non-catalog form.
COVID-19 exposure notification technology is now available in Colorado, and more than one million people have added their phones to this service since it launched in late October. This tool represents an important development in our efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
A digital supplement to contact tracing, the technology alerts people quickly (and accurately) if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 through proximity to an individual who has tested positive.
We encourage you to opt in and add your phones, and lead the way as a school of public health. Once you have opted into the system, and you are within six feet of someone for a minimum of 10 minutes, both phones will exchange information in the form of anonymous digital tokens.
Once you have opted in, and if you receive an exposure notification, follow the CU Anschutz self-reporting guidance found on cuanschutz.edu/coronavirus.
There are many mental health resources available to you through our universities, local nonprofits, and government organizations. Please visit our health information page to see a list of resources.
ColoradoSPH instruction will continue to be remote for the 2021 spring semester at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and at the University of Northern Colorado. We will continue to leave open the possibility that some courses may have some optional on-campus components depending on the circumstances.
Other units on the CU Anschutz campus are following the same course as in the fall. Decisions are still pending for Colorado State University.
If you have questions related to students and/or academic requirements, please contact Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Dani Brittain, or Student Affairs and Academic Operations Director Chloe Bennion. Any questions related to online instruction and teaching support should be sent to Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Carolyn DiGuiseppi.
A new family care program has launched to help CU Anschutz students, faculty, and staff balance care needs during this challenging time. The campus is partnering with Care@Work by Care.com to offer family care services to CU Anschutz employees and full-time students, as well as consolidated and administrative services (CSA/ASA) employees.