Messages from Leadership
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.
This afternoon, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced a new “Stay at Home” order issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. The order stipulates that beginning tomorrow at 5 p.m., all individuals living and working anywhere in the City and County of Denver are ordered to stay home, except as needed to perform certain “essential activities” or work at jobs that have specific exceptions in the order.
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.
From Chancellor Haefner
From Interim Provost Lengsfeld
From Other Authors
About Our Efforts
We're proactively engaged in planning in collaboration with our public health partners. Our efforts include ensuring we have adequate medical supplies and staffing resources, as well as enhancing protocols and ensuring we have the necessary coordination to effectively support at-risk individuals. We're working together across campus to meet, develop and review plans for a range of contingencies while putting ourselves in a position to continue to fulfill teaching obligations even if our campus is significantly affected by the outbreak.
We're also coordinating plans on how to assist and support international students from impacted countries as well as other members of our campus community.
Emergency Response Planning
The Division of Campus Safety has initiated their Emergency Operations Center in order to plan a university-wide response and consider how this pandemic might affect community members and our continuity of operations. This group will meet weekly or more often if needed and will provide updates to the DU community.