Published: Aug. 13, 2020

The following is a list of guidelines for any in-person media interview on CU Boulder's campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the conditions of this pandemic are ever-changing, these guidelines will be subject to change. Please make sure that you are referencing the most up-to-date guidelines when you are preparing for your interview.

All participants should review the guidelines in advance and follow them as closely as possible.

  • Participants must maintain social distancing (minimum 6 feet) at all times. No handshakes.
  • Conduct interviews outdoors.
  • Exceptions can be made if physical presence in a lab or other space is required for the story. Submit request to
  • Following the Boulder County Public Health guidelines, all participants must wear facial coverings while on campus.
  • Once the interview is about to begin, the interviewee may remove their facial covering if they are comfortable doing so. We prefer that the media members keep their masks on.
  • The preferred method for capturing sound is a boom or stick microphone while maintaining social distancing. If a lav mic must be used, precautions should be taken to maintain social distancing.
  • Social distance should be maintained while collecting B-roll, particularly indoors.
    • Mask and microphone rules still apply.
    • Gear should be wiped down/sanitized prior to entering labs or closed spaces.
  • Exchange all information electronically. Do not exchange items such as business cards or pamphlets.