MSU Denver

Covid-19 Protocol, Resources and Information

MSU Denver health and safety protocol currently requires:

    • All students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted
    • Masking indoors.  
    • All members of the campus community to self-monitor for symptoms, get tested if symptomatic or exposed, and stay home when sick.

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This Week's Updates

  • On-campus learning has resumed as planned. In accordance with public health guidelines, campus operations have resumed with mitigation measures. Additional info in FAQs below.
  • Booster shots will be required. To protect our campus community, MSU Denver will require all employees and students to receive a Covid-19 vaccine booster. Covid-19 vaccine boosters have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of severe infection, hospitalization and death.  
    • If you have not already, please get your booster as soon as possible at the Health Center at Auraria or one of more than 1,000 other providers across the state
    • Student vaccination status will be automatically verified through Colorado Immunization Information System, or students will be contacted directly by MSU Denver. No action is needed to verify booster status at this time.
    • More information on employee vaccination verification will be coming soon.
    • Information on exemptions for students for medical, religious and personal reasons is available at healthcenter1.com/immunization-requirement/, click “Covid-19 Compliance Process.”
    • More information on how to request an employee exemption will be available shortly via email and the Safe Return website.
    • All students, faculty and staff should continue with class and work as planned.
  • Screening testing of unvaccinated students is suspended immediately. The decision was made in consultation with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment:
  • Masking is required and helps keep us safe. Masking is required indoors at MSU Denver. Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth when not actively eating or drinking. More protective surgical, KN95 or N95 masks are highly recommended and surgical masks are available at the JSSB Welcome Desk.
  • Please report any recent positive COVID-19 test results to the Health Center at Auraria using the Covid-19 Reporting Form.
  • Perform a health assessment daily and do not come to campus if you have any symptoms and/or are not feeling well.

Covid-19 Requirements

MSU Denver will require Covid-19 vaccine boosters for students and employees. More details on verification, deadlines and exemptions will be announced shortly.

Vaccination Requirements

Elle Heeg Miller gives Rowdy his vaccination at the 5th Street Garage vaccination site.

Get Vaccinated & Boosted

Covid-19 primary vaccine doses and boosters are available free of charge on campus. Visit the Health Center at Auraria Covid-19 webpage for more information on eligibility, scheduling and more.

Covid-19 Testing

Free on-campus testing at the 5th Street Garage:

  • Register with your MSU Denver email address and select the 5th Street Garage as your testing location.
  • If all daily appointment slots are filled, MSU Denver students, faculty and staff can “drop-in” to the  receive a COVID-19 test at the garage location.
Auraria Campus nurse testing for Covid-19

Latest News and Updates


Town hall covers booster shots, testing changes

MSU Denver leaders discussed the fast-changing Covid-19 pandemic & recent measures to keep campus safe.

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Rowdy in the main lobby of the Jordan Student Success Building, wearing a mask with the welcome staff.

Safe Return to Campus Update: booster requirements and more

More details on the booster requirement and safely returning to campus in the latest update.

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Students walking through Auraria Campus in between classes.

Positive case reporting

Positive COVID-19 lab results should be reported to the Health Center at Auraria immediately at 303-615-9999, or through this online form.

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Covid-19 Dashboard

View a snapshot of MSU Denver Covid-19 vaccination and testing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that many Roadrunners have questions about the campus Covid response and what to expect during the current and upcoming semesters. This FAQ provides the latest information about vaccines, campus operations, and more.

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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