While campus operations continue to be impacted due to COVID-19, this webpage provides an overview of the return to campus process and resources for academic and remote learning, teaching, and working resources.


As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and campus response, the Environmental Studies Program and SEEC building is restricted to essential teaching and research personnel.

OIT has provided information for remote teaching resources and remote work resources, as well as remote learning resources to aid CU members during this ongoing event.

Please review the Campus Coronavirus Updates and Resources Page for the latest information.

Building Access

At this time, the campus is undergoing a phased return to on-campus teaching, research, and creative work. Faculty, staff, researchers, and students are encouraged to continue to work remotely, unless they've been explicitly approved to return to teaching/research by appropriate authorities. Employees who require building access must complete the Skillsoft training and comply with campus regulations. More information on how to gain access to SEEC and other buildings is available at the Return to On-Campus Research and Creative Work Resources page.

The most up-to-date information on building access and campus restrictions can be found on the Campus Building Access site. Please be sure to check the FAQ section on that page to see if your access questions have already been answered.

Information for On-Campus Employees

According to University policies and procedure, designated employees who are on campus are encouraged to take the following precautions:

  • Limit your time on campus to working as needed (e.g., in-person teaching/critical research functions).
  • Complete the Buff Pass daily health form each time before you come to campus
  • Wear a face covering and practice social distancing (e.g., use your own office and do not congregate).
  • Be mindful that you may be responsible for cleaning your individual office and area (e.g., custodial work is not prioritizing your space).

Faculty and Staff Contacts

Please review our department directory for faculty and staff contact information. For general questions, please email envstudies@colorado.edu

Mail Distribution

At this time, all mail and packages (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, etc) continue to be delivered to the SEEC Loading Doak. Department staff are currently picking up and dropping off mail from the loading dock once a week. Packages and mail are then distributed to the normal, designated locations. If you are expecting a package, please coordinate with Kayla Jones for individual needs.

Employees who become ill or develop symptoms of COVID-19 are required to:

  1. Notify their supervisor immediately so the appropriate actions can be taken
  2. Complete the Daily Health form
    • Stay home and consult with their physician
    • Reach out to supervisor or department HR for appropriate leave
    • Return to work when one of the appropriate strategies, recommended by the CDC, is complete:
      • Time-based strategy
    • Employees may be contacted by CU Boulder’s Health & Wellness Public Health Staff or any other Colorado county public health department to complete the contact tracing process.  Instructions to isolate or quarantine from any public health department may be different and should be followed.

During this pandemic, information may need to be shared to protect our employees. If there is a positive test reported, the department and all resources will do everything possible to protect the employee’s identity and only those who meet the criteria for close contact will be notified with next steps.