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Important DU Information
- 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. Please 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.
- The University is open. However, all but "essential" personnel are to work from home per the state of Colorado's "stay at home" order. Contact your supervisor if you have questions regarding whether you're considered "essential". For advice on how to work from home, click here.
- Room and board charges for DU students who have moved out to be refunded. Log onto DUPay to check your refund status.
- All classes will be held in an online format through spring quarter
- The Undergraduate Admission office is open virtually, including an information session, virtual tour, and the DU student experience.
- Domestic and international nonessential travel for University-business is prohibited.
- We've adjusted building access. Exterior doors are locked. A valid ID card is required for faculty, staff and students to access facilities. Visit the card office in South Driscoll if you need an ID card.
- DU has temporarily suspended all in-person human subjects data collection taking place on or off-campus.
- After very careful deliberation, we have decided to move forward with an optional Pass Plus/Pass/No Pass model. We are making this decision now so that students are aware of this option before the drop course deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.
Messages from Leadership
Community Update on Coronavirus: April 3, 2020
As we focus considerable energy on the here and now—course work, health and safety, and staying socially connected through digital means—we also are looking at the longer-term implications of COVID-19 on University programs.
Welcome and Thank You - March 30, 2020
Welcome to spring quarter and the rest of spring semester. There is no doubt that the journey ahead will be one that none of us will forget. As I look ahead with optimism and confidence, my first priority is to express my profound thanks to every member of the DU community.
Student Update: Coronavirus - March 22, 2020
I know that in addition to the health and well-being of your friends and family, and your upcoming coursework, financial concerns are on your minds. As we continue to wrestle with the many ways COVID-19 is affecting our lives, I want to share with you some decisions we’ve made at DU about spring quarter costs.
Navigating this Crisis
As of April 9, there are 432,579 confirmed cases in the United States, including 5,655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the state. A total of 193 Coloradans have died as a result of COVID-19. There have been 44 outbreaks in residential and non-hospital health care facilities.
There is one confirmed case of a DU graduate student with COVID-19. The student, who is quarantined and following the advice of healthcare professionals, has not been on campus since March 4. There are no additional precautions advised for any members of the DU community. We have community members who have been tested and are self-quarantined. No one on campus has tested positive with the virus.
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. Colorado will also be better equipped to provide financial assistance to health, food, nursing home and state employees in order to make it easier for them to stay home if they’re ill.
On March 13, the White House issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among other things, this provides the Secretary of Health & Human Services the authority to modify or temporarily waive requirements for Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance programs.
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 6, Mayor Hancock extended Denver's stay-at-home order through April 30, and Governor Polis extended Colorado's stay-at-home order through April 26.
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 [email protected] for answers in English, Español (Spanish),
普通话 (Mandarin), and more.