Updated June 3, 2021
A series of changes began on campus starting in June. These changes are not intended to suggest a full return to on-campus operations, but rather to provide new protocols and guidelines to help us maintain a healthy community as we continue a steady return.
Please note that details on implementation are underway, and more information is to come. Look for continued updates via email and on the campus coronavirus website.
Students began returning for on-campus courses in June and will continue throughout the summer months, per the standard academic schedule. Summer educational programs that are currently scheduled as hybrid will make their own decisions
as to whether to continue as scheduled or pivot to additional in-person learning activity.
Administrative units planning for return are no longer required to complete return to campus forms. Units may make their own decisions within campus guidelines that best serve their work unit and function, while also protecting students
and employees and helping to preserve workplace safety.
Laboratory, vivarium, clinical and community research will continue at its current operational status. Research administration will work with COVID officials to update guidelines reflecting the changes described here to ensure the
safety of researchers and participants. A separate communication regarding changes in vivarium operations will be sent to impacted research groups.
It is the responsibility of supervisors/unit heads in all areas to plan and oversee a safe return to campus schedule that is appropriate to their operations and function. They may choose to implement stricter requirements than
the on-campus protocols delineated below, particularly pertaining to mask wearing and physical distancing, as deemed appropriate for maintaining the health and safety of their areas. Supervisors/unit heads and HR directors are also responsible
for documenting work arrangements, per campus policy,
for the members of their teams.
Supervisors/unit heads may ask their students and employees about their vaccination status in order to facilitate planning. It is wholly up to students and employees whether to voluntarily provide information about their vaccination status, and they may choose to decline. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to follow alternative procedures on campus, which may include regular COVID-19 testing and mask-wearing at all times; more to come soon.
COVID officials will remain in place for the foreseeable future, and may be assigned in administrative areas. New responsibilities aligned with changes to campus protocols will be determined for those holding this role over the coming weeks.
Building exterior doors will remain under badge access for the foreseeable future. Each person must badge in individually. Even if the door is open, or someone is holding the door for you, please run your badge on the card reader for authorization.
All movement restrictions within university buildings will be eliminated, except where applicable during pre-COVID operations. No action is required to reactivate your badge, unless it has expired, in which case you need to contact the Security Badging Office.
Anyone may choose to continue wearing a mask, even once vaccinated, and units may choose to implement more conservative mask policies if desired.
See “Events, Gatherings & Activities” below for additional mask guidance.
Important exceptions: masks are required in clinical environments, and in conference rooms and classrooms when attendance exceeds the approved COVID-posted capacity, regardless of vaccination status.
Full PPE may be required in certain settings, such as anatomy labs, when distancing cannot be maintained for essential in-person activity.
Self-reporting will continue to be required of anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive or may have been exposed, regardless of vaccination
status. Our highly effective contact tracing program will remain in place, to help safeguard community health.
Numerous parking options on campus allow you to choose what works best for your schedule. An electronic Parking Agreement form makes signing up, renewing or switching parking options easy. Find complete details and FAQs here.
$42/month for up to 10 days/month of parking in gated permit lots; also includes employee RTD EcoPass
Parking rates and permits for other parking options remain unchanged; details on the parking website
Submit a new CU Anschutz Parking Agreement form, available electronically here, if you previously canceled your permit parking
$1/hour with a maximum daily rate of $8 for parking in visitor lots
The CU Anschutz Rail Shuttle to the RTD Fitzsimons Station is running 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, with stops throughout campus. The Intercampus Shuttle from CU Anschutz to the CU Denver Lawrence Street Center is not currently in operation.
The remote work policy has been updated, and provides guidance and requirements for supervisors navigating ongoing full-time and part-time remote work, as well as hybrid work arrangements, by individuals in their units. A formalized agreement documenting remote work arrangements is required for safety and risk reasons, and forms are available in the policy document. These agreements should be in place by Labor Day.
University-sponsored domestic and international travel is allowed for those fully vaccinated, with appropriate approvals. For international travel, this includes formal approval of your planned destination. The process for requesting travel approval is currently being updated; more information will follow.
Travelers are required to follow CDC travel and safety precautions, and observe any protocols in place at your destination.See CDC guidelines for personal travel.
All CU Anschutz students, faculty and staff are asked to be fully vaccinated no later than September 1, 2021. The CU system is requiring all students and employees on all four campuses to be fully vaccinated ahead of fall semester.
Students with in-person coursework this summer must be fully vaccinated before beginning on-campus activity. Your school, college or program will work with you to collect proof of vaccination or exemption.
You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The total timeframe for becoming fully vaccinated may be as long as 6 weeks or more, so please plan accordingly.
Medical or religious exemptions will be allowed, and guidance will follow in the coming weeks on how to obtain exemption. Those who qualify for exemptions must continue to complete the daily health questionnaire, wear a mask and maintain physical distancing, and may be subject to regular COVID-19 testing.
Please note that supervisors/unit heads may ask students and employees about their vaccination status in order to facilitate planning. It is wholly up to students and employees whether to voluntarily provide information about their vaccination status, and they may choose to decline.