Office of the Chancellor - Welcome back to in-person classes and campus life
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Welcome back to Boulder and the campus community. We are excited for in-person instruction to begin again. For many of you, your college experience is built on personal interactions that come with in-person learning and with living in the community.
We are proud of the efforts of the individuals living in our city, county and state for continuing to observe masking, physical distancing, and COVID-19 testing protocols for the safety of everyone.
Each week the state updates the Colorado state COVID-19 dial. Boulder County is currently at Level Yellow: Concern. At the end of the last semester, Boulder County was in Level Red, and we have improved from where we were last semester, but we need to maintain our vigilance and prevent COVID-19 from disrupting the campus, businesses, and families.
In Level Yellow, we have not returned to normal. Public heath requirements are still in place. Personal gatherings remain limited to no more than 10 people from two households. For our campus community, a household is one or more people who occupy a housing unit. On campus, a household is defined as you and your roommate(s). Off campus, a household means you, your roommates and anyone who lives with you. We will continue to enforce public health requirements, including gatherings that violate the public health requirements that pose a threat to our community.
We need you to help protect our herd and our broader community by wearing facial coverings, completing COVID-19 monitoring tests and limiting gatherings with those outside of your household. If you are coming on campus at least once a week, you are expected to get a weekly COVID-19 monitoring test. Please visit the campus COVID-19 page for updates.
We have also heard from students that the pandemic has had a significant impact on mental and emotional health and well-being. While following public health orders is important, it is also important to get involved, find safe ways to connect with friends and reach out to support services when needed. The university has a variety of events and COVID-19-safe activities available on campus and virtually.
As students, you are an important part of the campus and the Boulder community and we hope you will help us by following these protocols and encouraging your friends and roommates to do the same.
CU, the city of Boulder and Boulder County are places where we care about each other. Please be good neighbors by honoring the public health guidelines and keeping yourselves and each other safe and healthy, so we can look forward to better times in the very near future.
Thank you in advance and here’s to good health and a safe and successful in-person semester.
CU Boulder Chancellor
Boulder County Public Health