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Work From Home

  • What do I do now that my child's school is closed?

    As you may know, Gov. Polis also recently signed an executive order that extends the suspension of in-person instruction at all public and private elementary and secondary schools until the end of the 2019–2020 school year.

    The expectation is that employees will work from home where operationally feasible. If work from home is not possible while caring for a dependent, sick leave should be utilized. If no sick leave is available, vacation time should be utilized. If no accrued vacation time is available, the employee will be on unpaid leave. As always, employees must notify their supervisor as soon as possible if they plan to be away from work. 

    If you are unsure as to whether or not your job can be performed remotely, please discuss with your supervisor. While COVID-19 protocols are in place at DU, employees are asked to refrain from bringing their children to work. 

COVID-19 & Wellness

  • What if I am sick?

    If an employee is feeling unwell (but able to work) with symptoms of cold, flu or fever they should work from home and call their health care provider if their condition worsens. Employees who are returning from a high impact area will need to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Please check with your direct supervisor. 

    When sick, employees should follow normal call out procedures in their divisions. Employees should also record their time away from work when sick in Pioneer Time per normal practices. 

    If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider immediately. Call your healthcare provider before showing up so that their office can take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

    If you have any questions, please contact your HR partner in HRIC.

  • What do I do if I've exhausted my sick leave?

    Non-benefitted employees and those that have exhausted their sick leave may be eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave through the Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (HELP). To be eligible, employees must be exhibiting flu-like symptoms and test for COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact your HR partner in HRIC.

    We have received many expressions of concern regarding pay continuity. Please know that we are exploring options. For now, our leave practices remain in effect.

  • What support services are available to employees?

    SupportLinc is DU’s Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members. All requests for information or assistance through the SupportLinc program are free of charge and completely confidential. You can contact SupportLinc anytime, around-the-clock. To get started, call 1-888-881-LINC [5462], or log in to the SupportLinc website or eConnect® mobile app (iOS/Android) with the username universityofdenver.

Final Exams


  • I'm hosting an event on campus. Should I cancel it?

    Below is a brief summary of the decisions that have been reached so far. This information will allow people to make alternate plans, while also helping to keep our community safe.

    • Admission events—Campus visits will depend on current travel restrictions, gathering sizes, and room availability on campus. We hope to have more guidance on admissions tours very soon.
    • Alumni 50th Reunion—This event is postponed until June 2021, when the classes of 1970 and 1971 will celebrate together.
    • Athletics & Recreation—All coach's summer camps are cancelled through June 30. We will reintroduce student-athlete activities according to guidance from the NCAA and other governing bodies.
    • Conference & Event Services (CES)—All summer conference and camp accommodations through CES are cancelled for summer 2020.
    • Knoebel Hospitality—Summer cancellations are still to be determined, but meanwhile, a new "to go" option features appetizers, full buffet menu and wine, craft beers and signature cocktails. Curbside pickup will begin on May 22 and will continue every Friday and Saturday through June. Details are available here.
    • Newman Center—All in-person events through September 7 have been postponed or cancelled. 
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Commencements—As we announced yesterday, we have postponed our Spring Commencement 2020 ceremonies until next spring. The Sturm College of Law's Commencement (originally scheduled for May 16) had already been postponed.
    • Other events across campus—Through May 27, the size of any gathering is limited to no more than 10 people. As summer progresses, we will follow local orders for group sizes, physical distancing and all other safety protocols. These rules will apply to all visitors for any purpose.
  • How will research that involves human subjects be affected?

    Please visit ORSP's dedicated webpage on this topic.

  • Where can I find messages sent to faculty from DU leadership?

    You can find all messages sent to faculty regarding COVID-19 on the Latest Developments page.

  • Will DU have to furlough employees? Can you offer any assurances to faculty and staff?

    Of course, we value our staff and faculty, and are doing everything we can to preserve our workforce. We are grateful, thanks to everyone who participated in the planning and execution of our fourth-quarter efforts, to be ending fiscal year 2020 in good shape. We were able to offset a very sizable loss of revenue with a very sizable recovery of some expenses when we asked the campus to freeze hiring, cut back on expenses, and to curtail all-but-essential capital projects.