This weekly update via CU Boulder Today will continue through at least the week of Feb. 14 as campus officials continue to monitor and discuss Boulder County COVID-19 metrics in collaboration with Boulder County Public Health. Information will also continue to be shared on the campus COVID-19 information page. A change in county policy does not necessarily mean a change to campus policy.
COVID-19 vaccine booster requirement: Proof of vaccination
- 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 through the MyCUHealth portal.
COVID-19 vaccine booster requirement: Exemptions
- There are no predetermined medical exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination booster requirement. However, individuals who previously received a COVID-19 vaccination can file a medical or moral/ethical exemption and still be in compliance with the university’s vaccination reporting requirement if the exemption is filed by Feb. 24.
- 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, faculty and staff must file for an exemption based on medical, ethical or moral grounds through the MyCUHealth portal.
Mask requirements and distribution
- CU Boulder’s mask requirement for classrooms and indoor public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status, remains in place. Exemptions for events, classes or other group activities can be applied for through the campus Public Health Office. There are no changes planned for the campus masking requirement at this time.
Returning to class/work following a COVID-19 diagnosis
- Anyone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis via PCR test or positive rapid antigen test should contact Contact Tracing to get information specific to their circumstances.
Absences due to a COVID-19 diagnosis
- Student absences due to COVID-19 or isolation will be treated by faculty as medical absences.
- Supplemental sick leave may apply for faculty and staff. Information can be found on the COVID-19 HR Guidance page. Under APS 5062: Leave, there are leave provisions related to COVID-19 that may be available to employees due to the State of Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.