Editor's note: The original version of this article stated no vaccine reporting action was needed on the part of faculty and staff members vaccinated in Colorado. A change to the process––which requires all faculty and staff members to take action––is described in this June 29 update.
Campus officials have provided weekly COVID-19 updates throughout the spring semester. This is the last edition of this series for the summer term.
Boulder County in Level Clear until Aug. 16
Level Clear is a 90-day observation period under Boulder County Public Health Order 2021-04. Most COVID-19 restrictions are no longer required county-wide, but may be required by businesses. COVID-19-related hospitalizations will be monitored and could cause a change in level if needed. For more information on Level Clear visit Boulder County Current Status.
Level Clear means general capacity restrictions are no longer in place on campus; however, some summer classes and youth camps may have exceptions.
Boulder County’s local mask order is still in effect. Facial coverings will continue to be required in indoor spaces on campus and on Buff buses through at least June 30, 2021. The requirement may be extended beyond June 30 based on circumstances at that time. This allows for a safer transition as vaccines continue to be administered.
Information available on completing vaccine requirement
There are two ways to complete the COVID-19 vaccine requirement: through proof of vaccination or by completing a vaccine exemption form. Information on the process for submitting information to meet the COVID-19 vaccine requirement is on the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Process webpage.
Vaccine requirement has two exemption options
- Medical exemption: Medical exemptions must be signed by a licensed physician and must include a date and a reason for exemption.
- Non-medical exemption: Non-medical exemptions are provided for religious or personal beliefs that are opposed to immunizations.
As with all required vaccines, in the event of an outbreak, exempted persons may be subject to exclusion from CU Boulder and quarantine. The specifics may vary depending on the circumstances of the outbreak.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine
The state of Colorado has a provider map online to help find locations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. All Coloradans 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.
Operations update from the Pandemic Response Office
The transition to an in-person CU Boulder experience for the fall will begin over the summer. This includes changes to COVID-19 mitigation measures and campus operations. A May 11 campus update provides details on COVID-19 mitigation measures that are continuing, mitigation measures that are ending and various changes to campus operations.