Published: Jan. 20, 2022

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CU Boulder looks forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff back for in-person instruction on Jan. 24. This weekly update via CU Boulder Today is slated for at least the first two weeks of in-person instruction for the semester, or through Feb. 3. Information will also continue to be shared on the campus COVID-19 information page.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters requirement

To comply with CU Boulder’s updated COVID-19 guidance, members of the campus community are required to receive a vaccine booster shot by Feb. 24 or five months after receiving the final dose of the original series, whichever is later.

Students, faculty and staff must upload proof of boosters or file for an exemption based on medical, ethical or moral grounds through the MyCUHealth portal. Individuals who previously submitted an exemption do not need to take further action at this time and will be considered in compliance with current university vaccine reporting requirements. 

Students, staff and faculty will not get a confirmation email that proof of vaccination or vaccine exemption was successfully submitted. Rather, immunizations compliance staff will contact you if any additional information is required. 

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine requirements and process page. Questions can also be directed to Buff Info by calling 303-492-INFO (4636), emailing or via live chat

Requirements for employees when working at off-campus sites

As a CU Boulder employee, you are required to follow the guidelines of any state or federal entity, contractor or business (host site) where you fulfill your job duties. 

  • CU Boulder requires that staff/employees performing services at any location outside the CU Boulder campus comply with all applicable guidelines or requirements of the host site. This may include showing vaccination status or negative test results to the host site.  
  • In some cases, unvaccinated employees (including those with medical or moral/ethical exemptions) may be required to follow testing requirements as stipulated by host sites. Surveillance testing is not available through CU Boulder, and employees should work with their host site to identify nearby testing resources. 
  • If an employee fails to show the host site the proper information (negative tests or vaccination status) and the host site contacts CU Boulder, Human Resources will consider this a performance issue of not fulfilling the required job duties. 

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, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The university will extend these hours when needed.

 View prior updates

Updated mask recommendations and distribution

  • Our mask requirement for classrooms and indoor public spaces on campus remains in place. Exemptions can be applied for through the campus Public Health Office
  • Boulder County Public Health recommends wearing a snugly fitting surgical mask, N95 or KN95 when possible, though cloth masks that comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask guidance meet the requirement as well.
  • CU Boulder has a stock of N95 and KN95 masks that the university is making available to students, faculty and staff beginning Friday, Jan. 21. Masks can be picked up at any reception desk at the University Memorial Center (UMC), Center for Community (C4C), Student Recreation Center, the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC), and Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) buildings. Masks may be picked up between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. 

COVID-19 dashboard

In general, dashboard information is updated by 8 a.m. each day, Tuesday through Saturday, with results from the previous day of testing. There may be periodic updates at other times to reflect new information. Details from the fall 2020, spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters has been archived.

The dashboard page contains:

  • A daily summary.
  • COVID-19 vaccination data.
  • On-campus PCR diagnostic test results.
  • Weekly totals from a variety of data.

Note: On Jan. 10, CU Boulder announced updated COVID-19 guidance requiring that members of the campus community receive a vaccine booster shot by Feb. 24 or five months after receiving the final dose of the original series, whichever is later. The dashboard will begin incorporating booster data as we near the Feb. 24 deadline.

CU Boulder Campus Q&A recording

A recording of the Jan. 12 Campus Q&A addressing the fire recovery, our remote start to the spring semester and new COVID-19 data is now available.