COVID-19 Campus Protocols and Resources

Below is an overview of current COVID-19 protocols at CU Denver, along with resources for staying healthy. CU Denver continues to monitor COVID-19 closely.

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  • Effective July 1, 2023, CU Denver recommends that students, faculty, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There is currently no vaccine requirement on campus.
    • Individuals working or involved in clinical settings should follow the protocols in place at those facilities.
  • Staying up to date on vaccines and boosters is strongly encouraged. The Health Center at Auraria has vaccines and boosters available. Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment.
  • Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for more information.

Read more about vaccine safety and eligibility on the CDC’s website.

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  • Testing for COVID-19 is important to help reduce the spread.
  • You can schedule COVID-19 test appointments at the Health Center at Auraria or find another testing site in Colorado. Other sites for testing may be available through your healthcare provider.
  • Free rapid test kits may be available at the Lynx Central main desk in the Student Commons Building.
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  • Masks are not required.
  • Individuals working or involved in clinical settings should follow the protocols in place at those facilities.
  • Anyone may wear a mask at their discretion.
  • Those returning to campus after illness may wear a mask per public health guidelines.
  • Read more about the use and care of masks on the CDC’s website.
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  • CU Denver encourages students, staff, and faculty to follow best practices for public health, including staying up to date on your vaccines, staying home when you’re sick, and wearing masks when necessary.
  • If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus. Follow CDC guidance to determine your isolation period.
  • Notify your supervisor/professors to navigate being away from work/school.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19:
    • Do not return to campus until symptoms have improved and at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • A negative test result is not required for return, as long as you have been isolated for at least five days, experienced symptom improvement, and have had no fever for at least 24 hours.
    • Masking for five days upon return to campus is recommended.
    • You should notify your close contacts of an exposure.
    • COVID-19 treatment medications can help you recover quickly and lower your risk of serious illness. Treatment works best if it’s taken within a few days of when you first get sick.
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19, there is no need to isolate (unless you have symptoms). Follow CDC guidance for more information on exposure.
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Health Tips

  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines including boosters.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Test for COVID-19 early and often. (See "Testing" section above.)
  • Follow public health guidance if you become sick with COVID-19 or are exposed.
  • Follow masking guidance. (See "Masks" section above.)
  • Wash your hands frequently, and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Consult the latest travel guidance when planning a trip.
  • Contact a medical provider for assistance with an illness.
  • Learn more about how to protect yourself and others.
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