Supporting a Safe & Healthy Return to On-Campus Living

Important 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. 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.

Navigating COVID

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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Multilingual Information

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 for answers in English, Español (Spanish), 
普通话 (Mandarin), and more.