Published: Oct. 8, 2020

Dear students:

I hope you continue to be well. Thank you for your continued flexibility throughout the fall semester, especially during our recent shift to the temporary all-remote instruction mode.

I’m writing to follow up on the chancellor’s announcement yesterday that the campus will shift back to in-person and hybrid in-person teaching on Wednesday, October 14. We expect law school classes will return to their original fall 2020 instructional modes by this date, with exceptions based on specific public health requirements and faculty determinations of what is optimal for learning.

The move back to in-person instruction follows Boulder County’s new Public Health Order 2020-08, which initiates a graduated loosening of restrictions on gatherings of 18- to 22-year-olds along four status levels, to be determined by Boulder County COVID-19 metrics, ranging from no gatherings at all to gatherings of six individuals.

I want to highlight key points pertaining to the law school: 

  • Professors will be communicating with you, if they haven’t already, to give clear and specific guidance on how instruction will continue – whether in-person, hybrid, or entirely remote – and on any transition back to on-campus learning. 
  • Students may continue to access the building as before with your Buff OneCards, as well as the library following the library's guidelines.
  • Students aged 18 to 22 years old in the city of Boulder should continue to abide by all current COVID-19 orders limiting gatherings to no more than two people through at least Tuesday, October. 13. On that day, Boulder County will assess and provide further guidance on gathering requirements. 

COVID Testing for Off-Campus Students

I’d also like to inform you that the campus has expanded its COVID-19 monitoring testing for students living off-campus. Walk-up testing locations are located at:

  • University Memorial Center (North side near fountain court).
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (max 450 tests per day, first-come, first-served).
  • ​​SEEC (South entrance at breezeway between SEEC and SEEL).
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (max 150 tests per day, first-come, first-served).​
  • Those seeking testing must bring their Buff OneCard and first complete the Daily Health Questionnaire.

Please note that those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not visit the on-campus monitoring site and should instead contact their medical providers or visit the community drive-up site noted on this webpage.

Thank you for everything you continue to do to keep our entire extended community safe. For questions and the latest guidance, visit the campus COVID-19 website. Please continue to take good care of yourselves and each other.

Your Dean,

S. James Anaya