Through the spring semester, campus officials are providing weekly updates through CU Boulder Today and weekly Campus Q&As.
Boulder County remains in Level Yellow: Concern
Boulder County shifted to Level Yellow: Concern on the COVID-19 state dial on Saturday, Feb. 6. Under Level Yellow: Concern, a personal gathering is limited to a maximum of 10 people from no more than two households. A household is composed of one or more people who occupy a housing unit. On campus, your household is defined as you and your roommate(s). Off campus, household means your roommates and anyone who lives in a dwelling with you. Learn more about what Level Yellow: Concern means for your campus experience.
- Students, faculty and staff interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through CU Boulder can sign up using the CU Boulder COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Status Update Form.
- The form must be completed to be added to the campus vaccine eligibility list.
- Read more in the campus announcement about the form.
State phases of eligibility
See the full COVID-19 vaccine distribution table from the state for information about the state phases.
- Phase 1B.3 is expected to begin Friday, March 5.
- Phase 1B.4 is expected to begin in late March.
- The university will work with the state to support the distribution of the vaccine according to the updated distribution table.
The state phase of 1B.4, estimated to begin in late March, includes student-facing employees in higher education. Read more on the COVID-19 Vaccination Options webpage to understand what it means to be a student-facing employee.
- There is an option on the COVID-19 sign-up form to indicate you are a student-facing employee.
- Completion of the form is based on self-disclosure and includes a self-attestation where you certify that the information you provide is true and correct.
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine added
- CU Boulder has been approved to provide the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
- CU Boulder is scheduled to administer 500 doses of the Janssen vaccine this week, being among the first providers in Colorado to administer this single-dose vaccine.
- CU Boulder is also approved to provide the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
- The state determines allocations and recipients are not able to select which vaccine they will receive when accepting or arriving for an appointment.
Campus Q&A on vaccines
- This week’s Campus Q&A featured a discussion on COVID-19 vaccines. A recording of the March 2 session is available online.
Monitoring testing hours and locations
The monitoring testing sites at Kittredge Central, the Sustainability Energy & Environment Community (SEEC), Village Center, University Memorial Center (UMC) and Rec Center are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Updates on utilization:
- The UMC site has been the busiest site. Consider using other sites for faster service.
- Thursday has been the busiest testing day. Unless Thursday is your assigned testing day, consider completing your monitoring test on a different day.
- Village Center and Community Commons
- Kittredge Central (Room S163)
- University Memorial Center (UMC)
- Rec Center
- Sustainability, Energy & Environment Community (SEEC)
Travel approval requirement continues
Domestic and international travel for university-related business continues to be restricted. Exceptions to this restriction must be approved by a unit’s respective dean or associate vice chancellor and the provost or chief operating officer. All new trips being planned will be subject to enhanced review and approval before they can be booked via Concur.
Research, Scholarship & Creative Work update
The Research and Innovation Office has developed additional guidance–in compliance with current COVID-19 dial status and current COVID-19 public health orders–for individuals approved through the Return to On-Campus and Field Work form and process to meet within small groups under certain conditions. Details are available on the Research & Innovation Office website.
Events and Activities Policy updated, approval process published
A campus event approval process has been established in support of the updated campus Events and Activities Policy. All approved in-person, on-campus activities, events and gatherings will be held in accordance with applicable public health guidelines with the goal of providing safe and meaningful experiences for members of the university community.
Elements of, and updates to, the policy include:
- All activities, events, and gatherings that take place at CU Boulder must comply with COVID-19 public health orders.
- Definition and section added for “research, scholarship, and creative works.”
- Educational activities do not need to have a professor, teaching assistant, etc. present. Educational activities need to follow the events and activities guidance.
- Clarification that events are for CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.
- Clarified that off-campus events need to follow the events and activities guidance, and added information to the guidance document.
Interviews continue virtually
Job interviews should continue to be conducted virtually until further notice. COVID-19 hiring guidance is provided by Human Resources.
Find your study spot
- Over the course of the winter break, teams worked on improvements to space reservation and increasing bookable space on campus.
- Visit the Find Your Study Spot webpage to see more about spaces available to reserve for studying or eating.
- Bookable rooms also have posters outside the door with links directly to the CU Boulder Room Scheduling tool.
- Campus affiliates can now sign in with their IdentiKey and password, and no longer have to wait to have an account approved.
- Get detailed instructions for scheduling a space with the room scheduling tool.
- The Campus Q&As are held at noon each Tuesday and continue throughout the spring semester. On March 9, the session will focus on questions from faculty and staff.