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COVID-19 updates: Everbridge adoption, increased building access

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Dear Staff, 

Update on Everbridge Adoption 

I’d like to share some good news—over 70 percent of the on-campus DU community has downloaded Everbridge, our contact tracing and symptom monitoring app. 

As we shared at the app’s launch, Everbridge is a key component of our strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, and to see the most benefit, the majority of the DU community needs to download and use the app daily. I am proud that so many of us have chosen to protect one another in this easy—and safe—way. If you have not yet downloaded Everbridge, visit our website to learn more at any time.

Increased Building Access

More good news: Because we are seeing widespread and consistent use of Everbridge, beginning next week, DU staff members already approved to work on campus now have access to all academic buildings. Through the app’s Bluetooth-enabled proximity tracking, we are able to determine if an app user has been in close proximity to an individual positive for COVID-19. As such, the benefit of increased access makes it easier to do our work and, ultimately, serve DU’s students.  

As always, we should all continue to vigilantly practice the mitigation measures—wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing and hand hygiene—proven to mitigate COVID-19’s spread, so we can stay within the green or yellow alert zones and retain campus access.  

Thank you, and enjoy your weekend.


Sarah Watamura 
COVID-19 Coordinator