Published: Aug. 20, 2021

Research and innovation community,

After receiving questions about campus mask guidance from August 13 and August 19, I am writing to highlight a few items of particular relevance to our research community:

  • Masks are required in public indoor spaces on the CU Boulder campus regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 13, 2021.
  • All individuals must wear a face covering at CU Boulder when engaged in classroom instruction, laboratory work, academic advising or other activities in any publicly accessible indoor space on campus.
    • Note: Labs, creative work spaces and similar shared spaces—even if accessible only to authorized personnel—are considered publicly accessible and are included in the above requirement. 
  • Exemptions: For a lab or other shared space to be exempted from the above mask requirement, an exemption request must be submitted and approved.

For questions regarding the mask requirement or additional information, please check for the latest information on the campus COVID-19 website or email

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19. If you have not completed the requirement, please submit your information online as soon as possible. The final deadline is Sept. 15.

Thank you for your continuing resilience and commitment to our work and our mission.

Stay well,

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Terri Fiez
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation