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Present Degree: Clear

In response to elevated COVID-19 transmission, as of January 2021, the College has developed seven tiered alert ranges from clear to purple to information its operation. Changes of those ranges will likely be based mostly on elements together with positivity charges, common variety of instances, hospital availability, campus circumstances and public orders. DU’s alert standing operates independently from state and metropolis alerts however rigorously considers and abides by all state and metropolis ordinances.

DU neighborhood members should adjust to state and metropolis orders in addition to campus protocols described in every alert degree. This contains social distancing, carrying face coverings, hand hygiene, each day symptom monitoring, and complying with testing and get in touch with tracing. Guidelines apply to all, together with people who’ve been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. Those that have an acknowledged optimistic COVID-19 take a look at of their medical document and are completed with their isolation interval are exempted from additional testing and quarantine for 90 days per CDC steerage.

Non-compliance might lead to a lack of campus entry and will produce other implications on your relationship with the College (see the compliance & enforcement protocol for extra data). 

The next College of Denver alert ranges have been revised based mostly on new CDC steerage recommending that absolutely vaccinated people put on face coverings indoors in areas with substantial or excessive neighborhood transmission. The CDC studies county transmission ranges based mostly on reported positivity charge and the entire variety of new instances per 100,000 residents previously 7 days. Group transmission ranges are then categorized by the CDC as low, average, substantial, or excessive.

Clear: Low Viral Threat; Excessive Vaccination

Virus prevalence could be very low on campus and neighborhood transmission is low or average within the surrounding neighborhood, vaccination charges are excessive, testing capability and provide chain are sturdy, and compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols is excessive.

  • Most lessons are in-person
  • Capability for buildings is in accordance with regular utilization
  • Campus clearance requires compliance with vaccination and obligatory testing protocols
  • Badge entry required
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated or not absolutely vaccinated people always indoors on campus, besides as offered within the face-covering protocol
  • Face coverings required indoors for absolutely vaccinated people in sure restricted areas indoors together with:
    • the Well being & Counseling Middle;
    • whereas getting ready and serving meals;
    • in clinics and area placements;
    • in sure laboratory classroom settings,
    • within the SPIT lab and testing areas,
    • In sure settings involving kids not but eligible for vaccination, together with the Ricks Middle for Gifted Youngsters and the Fisher Early Studying Middle, masks might proceed to be required in degree clear in all or some circumstances; communication will come immediately from the faculties to employees and oldsters with particular protocols; and
    • for explicit occasions as communicated by the occasion organizer.
  • Admissions excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, in keeping with the customer protocol and the occasions protocol
  • Guests allowed in keeping with relevant customer protocol; in alert degree clear, Totally vaccinated guests at ticketed and registered occasions aren’t required to finish the customer screening survey.

Inexperienced: Low Threat

Virus prevalence could be very low on campus and neighborhood transmission is substantial or excessive within the surrounding neighborhood OR virus prevalence is low on campus and neighborhood transmission is low or average within the surrounding neighborhood, testing capability and provide chain are sturdy, and compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols is excessive. 

  • Most lessons are in-person 
  • Capability for buildings is in accordance with regular utilization  
  • Campus clearance requires compliance with vaccination and obligatory testing protocols 
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated and not absolutely vaccinated people always indoors on campus, besides as offered within the face-covering protocol 
    • Face coverings required for absolutely vaccinated people indoors for all lessons and all in-person conferences/occasions with 5 or extra folks, besides whereas actively talking/acting at 6 ft or extra distance from others, or whereas actively consuming or consuming, and in sure restricted areas and conditions, together with:
      • the Well being & Counseling Middle;  
      • whereas getting ready and serving meals;  
      • in clinics and area placements;  
      • in sure laboratory classroom settings,  
      • within the SPIT lab and testing areas; and  
      • in sure settings involving kids below 12, together with the Ricks Middle for Gifted Youngsters and the Fisher Early Studying Middle 
  • Face coverings aren’t required for absolutely vaccinated people indoors: 
    • whereas actively shifting (in hallways, and so forth.) in teams of 4 or fewer; 
    • in conferences of 4 or fewer; or  
    • in frequent areas the place 6-foot distancing may be maintained 
  • Badge entry required 
  • Admissions excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, in keeping with the customer protocol and the occasions protocol 
  • Guests allowed in keeping with relevant customer protocol; in alert degree inexperienced, Totally vaccinated guests at ticketed and registered occasions aren’t required to finish the customer screening survey

Blue

Blue: Low to Average Threat

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

  • Most lessons are in individual 
  • Capability for buildings is in accordance with regular utilization 
  • Campus clearance requires compliance with vaccination and obligatory testing protocols 
  • Face coverings required for unvaccinated and not absolutely vaccinated people always indoors on campus, besides as offered within the face protecting protocol 
    • Face coverings required for absolutely vaccinated people indoors for all lessons and all in-person conferences/occasions with 3 or extra folks, besides whereas actively talking/acting at 12 ft or extra distance from others, or whereas actively consuming or consuming and in sure restricted areas and conditions, together with:
      • the Well being & Counseling Middle;  
      • whereas getting ready and serving meals;  
      • in clinics and area placements;  
      • in sure laboratory classroom settings,  
      • within the SPIT lab and testing areas; and  
      • in sure settings involving kids below 12, together with the Ricks Middle for Gifted Youngsters and the Fisher Early Studying Middle 
  • Face coverings aren’t required for absolutely vaccinated people indoors:  
    • whereas actively shifting (in hallways, and so forth.) in teams of two;  
    • in conferences of two folks; or  
    • in frequent areas the place 6 foot distancing may be maintained 
  • Badge entry required 
  • COVID-19 Response Group reevaluates testing schedule for obligatory testing protocol 
  • Admissions excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, in keeping with the customer protocol and the occasions protocol 
  • Guests allowed in keeping with relevant customer protocol 

Yellow

Yellow: Average Threat

Virus prevalence is low to average on campus and neighborhood transmission is substantial or excessive within the surrounding neighborhood, circumstances on campus are well-controlled with sturdy testing and provide chain capability, however indicators level towards potential challenges in responding to the elevated charge of transmission and/or declining compliance with DU COVID-19 protocols. 

  • Most lessons are in individual 
  • Capability for buildings is in accordance with regular utilization 
  • Campus clearance requires compliance with vaccination and obligatory testing protocols 
  • Badge entry required 
  • Face coverings required for all people indoors always, besides whereas actively consuming or consuming or when a person is alone in a non-public workplace or residential room 
  • Stricter occasion assessment and approval procedures resume 
  • COVID-19 Response Group reevaluates testing schedule for obligatory testing protocol 
  • Admissions excursions and different occasions and performances are open to the general public, in keeping with the customer protocol and the occasions protocol 
  • Guests allowed in keeping with relevant customer protocol 

Orange

Orange: Average to Excessive Threat

Virus prevalence is average to excessive on campus and neighborhood transmission is substantial or excessive within the surrounding neighborhood, and indicators level to even additional enhance. Circumstances on campus are manageable with sturdy testing capability and minimal 30-day provide chain and 14-day isolation/quarantine capability. Circumstances in Denver and Colorado could also be troublesome; ICU mattress capability at 50% or better. 

  • On-campus in-person, hybrid, hyflex and on-line programs can be found 
  • Capability for buildings is decreased to not more than 80 % 
  • Campus clearance requires compliance with vaccination and obligatory testing protocols 
  • Badge entry required 
  • Face coverings required for all people indoors always, besides whereas actively consuming or consuming or when a person is alone in a non-public workplace or residential room 
  • Gatherings/Occasions restrictions resume: not more than 100 folks 
  • COVID-19 Response Group reevaluates constructing entry restrictions and testing schedule for obligatory testing protocol 
  • Guests solely as an exception and should comply with relevant customer protocol

Red

Purple: Excessive Threat

Virus prevalence has elevated on campus and within the surrounding neighborhood, and testing, isolation, quarantine and/or hospital capability are pressured. 

  • On-campus, in-person and hybrid programs and actions require approval 
  • On-campus constructing entry restricted to not more than 50 % capability 
  • Face coverings required for all people indoors always, besides whereas actively consuming or consuming or when a person is alone in a non-public workplace or residential room 
  • Badge entry required 
  • Gatherings/Occasions restrictions resume: not more than 10 folks 
  • Guests prohibited 

Purple

Purple: Extreme Threat

Virus prevalence has elevated on campus and within the surrounding neighborhood, and circumstances aren’t managed–inadequate testing, isolation or quarantine sources at DU and/or inadequate hospital capability within the surrounding neighborhood. 

  • Fast pivot to totally on-line lessons & de-densification 
  • On-campus neighborhood restricted to: 
    • Important on-campus staff 
    • College students who can’t safely return house 
    • College students who’re experiencing housing insecurity