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- The Centers for Disease Control, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and your healthcare provider are the best sources for up-to-date information on COVID-19, which is recognized to be highly contagious. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, don't touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- No students on campus have reported they have been confirmed positive. In each instance, we follow the advice of public health and medical professionals as to best practice responses. The University follows recommended notification protocols to those who may have had high-risk exposure.
- We plan to reopen with face-to-face classes when we begin our fall quarter in mid-September.
- The Undergraduate Admission office is open virtually.
- Domestic and international nonessential travel for University-business is prohibited.
- In response to COVID-19, we're forming five task forces to analyze our situation, collect data and make the best recommendations possible. A sixth group, a University Planning Steering Committee will coordinate and communicate about the work of the other five.
Messages from Leadership
Financial Update for Fiscal Year 2020-2021- June 9, 2020
There are moments in an organization’s trajectory when you understand the gravity of the situation and you know you are at a critical moment. This is one of those moments and this is a message that is so difficult to write and even harder to share.
DU Task Forces Begin Work: May 18, 2020
As I have previously shared, there is much work to be done as we manage the financial impacts of the coronavirus on our University, and on every member of our community. The implications on the students we serve, and on their families, cannot be overstated.
Summer Programs & Events at DU: May 14, 2020
While a few events may be held as planned—in compliance with state and local orders for gathering sizes—we know that anything considered large or even medium-scale will not take place.
Navigating this Crisis
As of June 10, there are 1,990,112 confirmed cases in the United States, including 28,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the state. Among those confirmed cases, a total of 1,553 Coloradans have died. There have been 301 outbreaks in residential and non-hospital health care facilities.
In the midst of this global health crisis and always, the health and safety of our community is our foremost priority.
Local, State & Federal Response
On March 10, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in Colorado. The declaration allows the state access to additional resources and is an important step as public health officials work to better contain the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. On March 13, the White House issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 24, Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver issued a stay-at-home executive order. On March 26, Governor Jared Polis also submitted a stay-at-home executive order for the state of Colorado. With few exceptions, Colorado residents are not to leave their homes. On April 26, Colorado will leave stay-at-home and enter the safer-at-home phase of its response to the pandemic.
COVID-19 Resource: myColoradoTM App
The State of Colorado announced enhancements to the myColoradoTM mobile app to help Coloradans stay current on COVID-19 information and access assistance on the Colorado PEAK® website. Coloradans can also sign up to receive COVID-19 text and email alerts within the app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The City of Denver provides daily situation reports.Denver's Local Preparation & Coordination
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has set up a hotline for questions about COVID-19. You can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English, Español (Spanish),
普通话 (Mandarin), and more.