This is the last scheduled COVID-19 weekly update for Fall 2021. Information will continue to be shared on the campus COVID-19 information page or through campuswide messaging as needed.
Health & Wellness Summit: Revive. Reconnect. Thrive!
The Health & Wellness Summit Oct. 12–15 will focus on mental health, self-care, connection and belonging, and community wellness: all areas deeply impacted by COVID-19.
The summit is open to CU faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about the campus’s holistic approach to health and wellness and about the programs and services available. There will be a combination of featured virtual presentations, free in-person activities and expos. Registration is required by Oct. 7.
Campus and county case counts
For most of September, diagnostic test results through CU Boulder Medical Services ranged from zero to three positive test results per day. The latest information from Boulder County shows a steady decline in incidence among all age groups for the latter half of September, with the 18-to-22-year-old age group experiencing one of the lowest infection rates.
Reminders to help keep cases low:
- Continue to follow campus and county mask requirements.
- Monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms.
- Get a COVID-19 test as needed.
Medical Services provides free flu shots by appointment for CU Boulder students in a variety of locations on campus during the flu season. Wardenburg is unable to provide flu vaccines to CU Boulder staff and faculty at this time. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
Disposing of masks
Signage will be posted in campus buildings promoting proper disposal of masks. Those on campus are asked to properly dispose of their masks and avoid leaving them on the ground.
Food at events
Food may be served at campus events, as long as attendees wear masks until they are seated and actively eating or drinking.
Past due: Campus vaccination requirement
The deadline for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty to complete the COVID-19 vaccine requirement process was Sept. 15.
Missed the deadline?
- Students: Submit your documentation as soon as possible. You will have a HOLD on your spring 2021 class registration, as well as a FEE applied to your October 2021 bill as a “Noncompliance Immunization Fee.” Completing the requirement will remove the HOLD, but will not remove the fee.
- Employees: Submit your information as soon as possible. Employees who do not complete the requirement will be subject to disciplinary actions, potentially up to and including termination. For faculty and staff in a merit-eligible position, future merit could also be withheld. Note: If you are on an extended leave of absence, you will be given time to comply when you return before disciplinary actions are considered. Consequences will begin in October.
Most students have completed the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, and the Health and Wellness team has verified that 95% of students who submitted their information received the vaccine. Nearly all employees submitted their information, and 96% of employees who completed the requirement have received the vaccine. For the latest vaccine requirement data for students and employees, visit the COVID-19 dashboard.
All submitted information has been processed.
If a student notifies you of a diagnosis
Encourage students who test positive for COVID-19 to notify Contact Tracing via email. Contact Tracing will confirm a positive result with public health officials and will follow up with the student with next steps. Contact tracers will also notify those who have been impacted.
You do not need to quarantine if you have been around someone who tests positive for COVID-19 if you are fully vaccinated and if you do not have symptoms. However, testing is recommended three to five days after you've been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. For more information on current quarantine guidance, visit the quarantine section of the Public Health webpage.
How to Stay Informed
The Buff Info team is available to answer questions on a wide variety of topics related to CU Boulder and help faculty, staff, students and parents connect with the appropriate campus office for additional information or assistance as needed.
Buff Info liaisons can be reached at 303-492-INFO (4636), through Live Chat or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The university will extend these hours when needed.