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Present Degree: Clear

In response to elevated COVID-19 transmission, as of January 2021, the college has developed a seven-tier alert degree from clear to purple to information its operations. Adjustment of those ranges can be primarily based on components together with positivity price, common Variety of circumstances, availability of hospital, situation of premises and public order. DU’s Alert Standing operates independently of state and metropolis alerts, however fastidiously considers and follows all state and metropolis ordinances.

DU neighborhood members should comply with campus protocols described in every alert degree, together with state and metropolis orders. This consists of following social distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene, every day symptom monitoring and testing and make contact with tracing. The principles apply to everybody, together with people who’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19. Those that have a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at of their medical data and their isolation interval has expired are exempted from quarantine for 90 days for additional testing and per CDC steerage.

Non-compliance might lead to lack of campus entry and produce other implications in your relationship with the College (see Compliance and Enforcement Protocol for extra data).

The next alert ranges from the College of Denver have been revised primarily based on new CDC steerage recommending that totally vaccinated people put on face coverings indoors in areas with substantial or excessive neighborhood transmission. The CDC stories county transmission ranges primarily based on the positivity price reported previously 7 days and the entire variety of new circumstances per 100,000 residents. Neighborhood transmission ranges are then categorised by the CDC as low, reasonable, substantial, or excessive.

Clear: low viral danger; excessive vaccination

Virus unfold may be very low on campus and neighborhood transmission within the surrounding neighborhood is low or reasonable, vaccination charges are excessive, testing capability and provide chains are robust, and compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols is excessive.

  • Most courses are particular person
  • The capability of the buildings is as per regular use
  • Campus clearance requires vaccination and compliance with necessary testing protocols
  • Badge Entry Required
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated or totally vaccinated individuals on campus always, besides as offered within the protocol
  • Required indoor face coverings for totally vaccinated people in sure confined areas indoors:
    • Well being and Counseling Heart;
    • whereas getting ready and serving meals;
    • in clinics and discipline placements;
    • In some laboratory classroom settings,
    • Within the SPIT laboratory and take a look at areas,
    • In some settings together with the Ricks Heart for Gifted Kids and the Fisher Early Studying Heart for youngsters who usually are not but eligible for vaccination, the necessity for masks might proceed at clear ranges in all or some circumstances; Communication will come instantly from faculties to employees and oldsters with particular protocols; And
    • For particular occasions as notified by the organizer of the occasion.
  • Admission excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, compliant with customer protocol and occasion protocol
  • Guests permitted in accordance with relevant customer protocol; Totally vaccinated guests to clear, ticketed and registered occasions on the Alert degree usually are not required to finish a customer screening survey.

inexperienced: low danger

The unfold of virus within the campus may be very low and neighborhood transmission within the surrounding neighborhood is substantial or excessive or the unfold of virus within the campus is low and neighborhood transmission within the surrounding neighborhood is low or reasonable, testing capability and provide chain is robust, and DU COVID Compliance with -19 protocol is excessive.

  • Most courses are particular person
  • The capability of the buildings is as per regular use
  • Campus clearance requires vaccination and compliance with necessary testing protocols
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated and totally vaccinated individuals on campus always, besides as offered within the protocol
    • Totally vaccinated individuals are required to put on face coverings for all courses indoors and for all private conferences/occasions with 5 or extra individuals, besides those that are actively or actively at a distance of 6 toes or extra from others whereas consuming or consuming, and in some confined areas and circumstances, together with:
      • Well being and Counseling Heart;
      • whereas getting ready and serving meals;
      • in clinics and discipline placements;
      • In some laboratory classroom settings,
      • in SPIT laboratory and take a look at areas; And
      • In sure settings involving kids underneath the age of 12, together with the Ricks Heart for Gifted Kids and the Fisher Early Studying Heart
  • Face coverings not required for totally vaccinated people indoors:
    • whereas actively strolling (within the hallway, and so forth.) in teams of 4 or much less;
    • in conferences of 4 or much less; both
    • In frequent areas the place a distance of 6 toes may be maintained
  • Badge Entry Required
  • Admission excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, compliant with customer protocol and occasion protocol
  • Guests permitted in accordance with relevant customer protocol; At Alert Degree Inexperienced, totally vaccinated guests to ticketed and registered occasions usually are not required to finish a customer screening survey

Blue

Blue: low to medium danger

Virus unfold is low on campus and neighborhood transmission is substantial or excessive within the surrounding neighborhood, circumstances on campus are properly managed, testing capability and provide chain are robust, and compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols is excessive.

  • Most courses are particular person
  • The capability of the buildings is as per regular use
  • Campus clearance requires vaccination and compliance with necessary testing protocols
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated and totally vaccinated individuals on campus always, besides as offered within the protocol
    • Totally vaccinated people are required to put on face coverings for all courses indoors and for all private conferences/occasions with 3 or extra individuals, besides those that are actively talking at a distance of 12 toes or extra from others. Performing, or actively consuming or consuming and in sure restricted locations and conditions, together with:
      • Well being and Counseling Heart;
      • whereas getting ready and serving meals;
      • in clinics and discipline placements;
      • In some laboratory classroom settings,
      • in SPIT laboratory and take a look at areas; And
      • In sure settings involving kids underneath the age of 12, together with the Ricks Heart for Gifted Kids and the Fisher Early Studying Heart
  • Face coverings not required for totally vaccinated people indoors:
    • actively shifting in teams of two (in hallways, and so forth.);
    • in conferences of two individuals; both
    • In frequent areas the place a distance of 6 toes may be maintained
  • Badge Entry Required
  • COVID-19 response group reevaluates testing schedule for necessary testing protocol
  • Admission excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, compliant with customer protocol and occasion protocol
  • Guests allowed in accordance with relevant customer protocols

yellow

yellow: medium publicity

The unfold of the virus on campus is low to reasonable and neighborhood transmission within the surrounding neighborhood is substantial or excessive, circumstances on campus are properly managed with robust testing and provide chain capability, however indicators of potential challenges in response to elevated charges of transmission Level to and/or a decline in compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols.

  • Most courses are particular person
  • The capability of the buildings is as per regular use
  • Campus clearance requires vaccination and compliance with necessary testing protocols
  • Badge Entry Required
  • Required face coverings for all individuals indoors always, besides when actively consuming or consuming or when an individual is alone in a personal workplace or residential room
  • Strict incident evaluate and approval course of resumed
  • COVID-19 response group reevaluates testing schedule for necessary testing protocol
  • Admission excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, compliant with customer protocol and occasion protocol
  • Guests allowed in accordance with relevant customer protocols

Orange

Oranges: medium to excessive danger

The unfold of the virus on campus is reasonable to excessive and neighborhood transmission within the surrounding neighborhood is substantial or excessive, and indicators level to a good better improve. The circumstances on campus are manageable with robust testing capability and minimal 30-day provide chain and 14-day isolation/quarantine capability. Situations may be robust in Denver and Colorado; 50% or extra of ICU mattress capability.

  • On-campus in-person, hybrid, hiflex and on-line programs out there
  • The capability of buildings has not been diminished by greater than 80 p.c
  • Campus clearance requires vaccination and compliance with necessary testing protocols
  • Badge Entry Required
  • Required face coverings for all individuals indoors always, besides when actively consuming or consuming or when an individual is alone in a personal workplace or residential room
  • Restrictions on gatherings/occasions resumed: not more than 100 individuals
  • COVID-19 Response Crew Reevaluates Constructing Entry Restrictions and Testing Schedule for Obligatory Testing Protocols
  • Customer as an exception and should adjust to relevant customer protocol

red

pink: excessive danger

The unfold of the virus has elevated on campus and the encompassing neighborhood, and there was an emphasis on testing, isolation, quarantine and/or hospital capability.

  • On-campus, in-person and hybrid programs and actions require approval
  • On-campus constructing entry restricted to not more than 50 p.c capability
  • Required face coverings for all individuals indoors always, besides when actively consuming or consuming or when an individual is alone in a personal workplace or residential room
  • Badge Entry Required
  • Restrictions on gatherings/occasions resumed: no more than 10 individuals
  • guests prohibited

purple

Violet: critical danger

The unfold of the virus within the campus and surrounding neighborhood has elevated, and the circumstances usually are not managed – inadequate testing, isolation or quarantine sources in DU and/or insufficient hospital capability within the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Fast pivot to totally on-line courses and de-densification
  • On-campus neighborhood restricted to:
    • Required on-campus employees
    • College students who can not return dwelling safely
    • college students going through housing insecurity