The campus has established three implementation teams to drive the rapid implementation of our Road Map to Fall 2020 this summer. Each team will engage directly with deans, departments chairs, faculty and executive leaders to achieve our milestones and prepare our community for fall.
The COVID-19-Ready Campus Team
This team will drive the development of our COVID-19 mitigation measures, working with our university executive leaders and their teams to ensure health and safety for our students, faculty, staff and community members. To do so, the team will scale our capacity to meet public health guidelines, limit population density on campus and develop training and awareness efforts to support compliance with health and safety protocols.
The team will also establish four modes of campus operation that build upon the return to research pilot beginning this summer: remote (the current campus state), limited (limited physical presence on campus), expanded (fall 2020 in-person operations) and full (return to normal operations). These modes will enable the university to ensure health and safety by notifying the campus community of any changes to operating status based on local COVID-19 conditions throughout the semester.
Among the many mitigation measures we will deliver for fall 2020 are:
- On-campus COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff to continuously monitor for potential spread and to test people with symptoms.
- Campus-based rapid response teams to track, notify and isolate infected people.
- Mandatory safety training for on-campus faculty and staff, as well as all students, that includes instruction on physical distancing, wearing of face coverings, hand hygiene and sanitation, and following public health orders on events and public gatherings.
- A robust public health awareness and outreach program in collaboration with the Boulder Police Department, Boulder County Public Health and student leadership.
- Updated conduct code and related policies to include compliance with COVID-19 public health requirements.
- A reduction in each person’s potential for infectious contacts by at least 55 percent by:
- Requiring masks for all students and employees
- Reducing density of people from normal operations
- Providing cohorts of students
- Implementing building control measures, such as physical distancing, in all classrooms and learning spaces (see the Infrastructure Mitigation Measures page)
- Expanding sanitization measures, including ensuring surface hygiene (see the Infrastructure Mitigation Measures page)
- Preparing residence hall spaces for quarantine and isolation
- Continued remote work arrangements for many employees.
- Required risk mitigation plans for each unit seeking approval for personnel to return to campus.
- Return-to-work protocols.