CORONAVIRUS UPDATES & RESOURCES
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:
BUILDING OPERATIONS UPDATE:
- Building Hours:
- Campus remains effectively closed to the public
- Only those approved as critical are allowed to be on campus, following specific health and safety guidelines
- All activity that can be done remotely should continue to be done remotely
- Café Hours:
- Meetings and Private Events:
- All meetings and events are canceled or rescheduled through June 30th.
- We are re-evaluating July-August events at the beginning of June.
- Museum, Theater, and Field Trip Operations
CU South Denver’s cleaning procedures have been increased and updated in accordance to the CDC guidelines in order to keep our onsite staff safe.
Our building opening date has not been determined, but we are monitoring local and federal guidance as well as best practices to ensure a safe re-opening.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 COHELP@RMPDC.org 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.