Published: Feb. 15, 2021

student doing COVID spit test

CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who participate in weekly COVID-19 monitoring testing and complete the Buff Pass daily health check-in are now eligible for weekly and monthly prizes. 

Prizes include $100, $50 and $25 gift cards to retailers including Whole Foods, Hulu, eBay, Apple, Spotify; $100, $50 and $10 CU Book Store gift cards; Apple AirPods and iPads; Galaxy Buds; and more.

Each week, those who participated in monitoring testing and completed the Buff Pass are entered to win. Participation information is stored  free of private health information. Winners, identified by their student or employee ID, are selected from this list and will be notified by the Pandemic Response Office via their email.

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Find other ways to protect yourself and your community on the Protect Our Herd website.

Individuals on campus following the Protect Our Herd guidelines may also receive on-the-spot giveaways in different locations on campus during the first week of in-person courses.

Regular monitoring testing can catch asymptomatic cases, which is vital to curbing the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete the Buff Pass each day they intend to be on the CU Boulder campus.

“The goal of monitoring testing is to reduce community spread of COVID-19 by proactively monitoring, identifying and referring possible cases to the public health clinic for diagnostic testing,” said Jennifer McDuffie, associate vice chancellor of Health and Wellness Services. 

Monitoring testing requires just 2 minutes each week and will help keep the campus community healthy. 

“We know our students, faculty and staff care about our community and it’s been a hard year. We want to thank them and recognize them for doing the things we know curb the spread of the virus,” McDuffie said. 

For more information on campus response to the pandemic, log in at noon each Tuesday through the spring semester to hear status updates on campus COVID-19 impacts and to ask questions during the weekly campus Q&A.

The incentive program will continue through spring semester.