Dear Roadrunners,

As I hope many of you will attend today’s Covid-19 response town hall, I will keep today’s message brief.

Vaccine Booster and Testing Changes Town Hall

Please attend a hybrid town hall to learn more about the updated vaccine-booster requirement, changes to screening testing for unvaccinated students and other health and safety protocols.


11 a.m.-noon

Attend virtually:  

Attend in person: Jordan Student Success Building, Room 400. (Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Learn more about Alternative Work Arrangements policy

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation, please also join me and other campus leaders for a moderated panel discussion on the University’s Alternative Work Arrangements policy. The conversation will take a high-level view of the AWA policy’s guiding principles, roles and responsibilities, and technology security for implementation and support.

Alternative Work Arrangements Panel


3-4 p.m.

No registration is required. Follow this link to join the event.

A Teams recording of the event will be available on the Alternative Work Arrangements SharePoint page within the Leadership Development SharePoint page.

Additional spring-semester reminders

  • Get boosted: Early data shows that getting boosted is a strong protection against the Omicron variant of Covid-19. If you haven’t already, please get your booster as soon as possible.
  • Get tested: Get tested before and after travel to avoid potential spread of Covid-19.
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver will be closed Monday (and is a holiday for faculty and staff), allowing Roadrunners to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • There are no planned changes to University operations or learning modalities. On-campus learning will resume as planned Tuesday.
  • All members of the campus community must self-monitor for symptoms, get tested and stay home when sick.
  • Roadrunners must wear masks when indoors on campus, in accordance with masking guidelines.
  • All community members must follow full health and safety protocols.
  • Consider purchasing home testing kits for Covid-19 or request two free testing kits from the State of Colorado. Although they have limitations and shouldn’t be used for definitive diagnosis, they offer a level of information and protection.

As always, thank you all for acting responsibly and with compassion for others to keep our campus community safe.


Larry Sampler, vice president for Administration