As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and campus response, the Department of Physics and the Duane Physical Laboratories building is restricted to critical personnel only. Only approved critical research and teaching personnel will be allowed in the building.

OIT has provided information for remote teaching resources and remote work resources, as well as remote learning resources during this ongoing situation.

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 research and creative work. Faculty, staff and researchers are encouraged to continue to work remotely, unless they've been explicitly approved to return to research by appropriate authorities. Employees who require building access must complete Skillsoft training, and are required to meet guidelines regarding their own health on a daily basis. More information on how to gain access to DUAN 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., remote teaching/critical research functions).
  • Remember that you should still practice social distancing (e.g., use your own office and do not congregate).
  • Be mindful that you may be responsible for cleaning your office and area (e.g., custodial work is not prioritizing your space).

Staff Contacts

Staff are available remotely via Teams chat, phone and email. Please view our department directory for staff contact information and continue to contact individual staff members for assistance. For general questions, please email physics@colorado.edu

Staff members are also available to live chat via Microsoft Teams during office hours. For more information on accessing Microsoft Teams (available to faculty, staff and students), please visit the OIT support page.

Mail Distribution

At this time, all mail and packages (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, etc) continue to be delivered to Campus Distribution Services on Walnut. Department staff are currently picking up and dropping off mail from the Distribution Center twice a week. Packages and mail are then distributed to the normal, designated locations. If you are expecting a package, please coordinate with Lindsey Romero for pickup.