Supporting a Safe & Healthy Return to On-Campus Living
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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.
- We've established our COVID-19 Daily Response Network.
COVID-19 Cases Over the Past Three Months: 7
The University of Denver began asymptomatic testing on July 30. As of August 7, the University of Denver has never had an outbreak of COVID-19. The CDPHE defines an outbreak as two or more confirmed cases Of COVID-19 in a “facility group” with onset in a 14-day period. Since April 12, we have had 11 confirmed positive cases at DU. None of these individuals worked in the same building or group on our 125-acre campus. The last reported positive was August 7.
These figures will be updated every Monday.
Cases by Week
Week of Number of Cases May 10 0 May 17 1 May 24 1 May 31 0
Week of Number of Cases June 7 0 June 14 0 June 21 1 June 28 0
Week of Number of Cases July 5 0 July 12 0 July 19 0 July 26 2
Week of Number of Cases August 3 2
About the University of Denver COVID-19 Response Team (CRT)
The University of Denver COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) was established in the early phases of the University’s response to coronavirus. The main responsibilities of the team are to provide response, notifications, and contact tracing in the event of positive COVID-19 cases on campus.
The CRT is promptly informed and mobilizes quickly upon learning of a positive case on campus to institute appropriate protocols, including notifications for anyone who may have been exposed to the virus. Individuals are notified promptly if they are in close contact with someone confirmed positive and advised to isolate. Where relevant, they may be informed of being in the vicinity of someone positive and advised to closely monitor for symptoms.
Safety and security of the DU community is the highest priority. We are ever mindful to balance the confidentiality of health information with the transparency needed to mitigate exposure risks and maintain compliance to regulations and University policy.
Comprehensive Plan Document
Our first safety net is to support our entire community’s collaboration and education in all the ways the university is working to guide, support, and protect alongside a clear understanding of public health ordinance, individual responsibility, and community engagement.
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Messages from Leadership
COVID-19 Update: DU’s Daily Response Network - July 24, 2020
To be successful, we must closely monitor any potential spread of the Coronavirus within our community, and decision-makers must communicate clearly, quickly and effectively.
An Action Plan for DU's Fall Return to Campus: July 15, 2020
Earlier this year, after we quickly moved to an online format for the spring term, I made a promise that by July 15 I would share a detailed action plan for how the University of Denver community would safely return to campus for the fall term.
Extension of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: June 29, 2020
After further consideration, and based on updated guidance from the Department of Higher Education, the University of Denver restricts all non-essential travel for employees and students—domestic and international and extends this recommendation. The University also strongly discourages personal out-of-state or international travel.
Return to DU Town Halls
You likely have many questions about the return to campus, testing and quarantine protocols announced on July 27. Please consider joining one of the virtual town hall meetings to hear from our experts, ask questions, or provide feedback. Hosted by the Office of the Provost.
August 11, 2020
From Criminalization to Community: Reimagining Justice
Activists, scholars, social workers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system will invite you into their experiences through personal storytelling and audience dialogue. They will discuss their involvement with the justice system and challenge you to imagine a system that truly delivers justice for all.
- 5:00 p.m.
August 15, 2020
First Year Families' Virtual Book Club
Join us to discuss the book, Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage by Kelly Radi. Please register by August 10. Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
July 10 - August 31, 2020
Denver Law: Prospective Student Sessions
These sessions are intended to provide those students who have not yet applied to Denver Law with an overview of the programs available and of the law school application process.
Athletics & Recreation: Nutrition Resources
Fuel your body to maintain your health. Small changes can make a big difference when it comes nutrition. Check out our recipes, tips, articles and more.
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.