The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are paramount at CU South Denver. Beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, our doors will be temporarily closed to the public, with the exception of approved staff.

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.

We are making the following adjustments until further notice:


CU Anschutz

  • College of Nursing UCAN – Remote starting, Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Health & Wellness Center State of Slim classes – Remote starting Monday, March 16, 2020

CU Boulder

  • Leeds School of Business MBA – Remote starting Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Personal Financial Planning – Remote starting Monday, March 16, 2020

CU Denver

  • School of Business Professional MBA – Remote starting Monday, March 16, 2020
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences New Directions Program – Remote starting Monday, March 22, 2020. This will be reevaluated in May.
  • School of Public Affairs Nonprofit Financial Management – Remote starting Monday, March 16, 2020


  • Building Hours for approved Staff:
    • Varies
  • Café Hours:
    • Closed
  • Meetings and Private Events:
    • All meetings and events are canceled or rescheduled through May 15th
    • We are re-evaluating May-June events mid-April.
  • Museum, Theater, and Field Trip Operations
    • Suspended beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020

There is no specific end date for these operational changes at this time. These actions should help significantly reduce the number of people in the building and limit contact with others.


Tina Schlichte
Director of Sales & Business Operations
303 315 9438


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak. The frequently asked questions on the CDC website will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people all over the world.

Who should I contact with questions about COVID-19 in Colorado?

CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus. People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at for answers in English. You can also go to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 website.

What if I’m exposed to COVID-19?

If you think you have been exposed to someone with laboratory-confirmed or presumptive positive COVID-19, please review CDPHE’s guidance here.

Additionally, Colorado public health officials are contacting those who have had known contact with persons confirmed with COVID-19. CU South Denver follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations for exposure.

If a public health official contacts you, please let your supervisor know immediately, follow the recommendations of the public health agency, and submit a case report via the Maxient website.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.

While all of the details of COVID-19 are not known, CDC reports that transmission appears to be similar to other acute respiratory viruses such as other coronaviruses, seasonal influenza or the common cold.

What to do if I have symptoms?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19:

  • Do not come to campus.
  • Tell your supervisor.
  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Avoid contact with others.

As is always the case, sick employees are actively encouraged to stay home. Consult your personal physician for additional guidance for your evaluation and care.