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Covid-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement

Vaccinations and boosters are required for all on campus.

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Roadrunner Safe Return

The Roadrunner Safe Return (RSR) Team is a Universitywide planning team comprised of representatives from administration, faculty, staff and the student body. The team meets on a weekly basis and focuses on the following areas:

  • Operations
  • Vaccine and Booster Protocol and Education
  • Contingency Planning
  • Wellness
  • Communications

Safe Return Guiding Principles

In fostering a safe in-person learning environment, the Roadrunner Safe Return team is to be guided by the following principles:

  • Our top priority is the continued health and safety of our students, staff and faculty, which will continue to be informed by public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State of Colorado, the City of Denver and our on-campus health professionals at the Health Center at Auraria.
  • We will continue our mission to provide a high quality, accessible and enriching college experience that meets the needs of our students.
  • MSU Denver serves a diverse student population requiring operations reflective of our principles and commitment to equity and inclusion.


  • Plan for a flexible and agile approach to campus operations that considers and integrates the constantly evolving information and guidance regarding Covid-19.

Key Points – What You Need to Know

  • MSU Denver is planning for full on-campus operations for the spring 2022 semester.
  • The University is also preparing contingency plans allowing us to adjust to public health and safety guidelines while working towards minimizing the impact of any changes on the delivery of instruction and our students.
  • Student activities will provide in-person opportunities for community building and university life outside the classroom.
  • We will continue to observe the State of Colorado health, safety and travel guidance.
  • All members of the University community are to be vaccinated as soon as they are able per the University’s vaccination and boosted as soon as they are eligible per the University’s booster requirement.
  • The Health Center at Auraria has been designated a vaccine and booster Point of Distribution (POD) in partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado and Denver Health, offering vaccinations to the Auraria campus community in accordance with state guidelines.
  • The Health Center at Auraria continues to provide Covid-19 testing for all MSU Denver students, staff and faculty.
  • If a student or employee receives a positive Covid-19 lab result, they should notify their advisor or supervisor and the HCA immediately through the Covid-19 Positive Case Reporting Form

Planning Resources

  1. The alternative work arrangement policy is still under development.  In the interim, supervisors and employees can explore the alternative work arrangement tools and resources on the MSU Denver Learning & Development SharePoint site.  Click here to jump to the site.  (MSU Denver login credentials are required.)
  2. Increased cleaning will continue; find cleaning detail here.
  3. Department cleaning kits including a spray bottle, cleaning solution and paper towels will be available from [email protected] with 5-7 days’ notice (disinfectant wipes will be provided if available)
  4. Positive Covid-19 case protocols are in place for office and classroom settings; find protocol details here.
  5. Recommended protocols around student mask non-compliance are available here. Free masks are available at the JSSB welcome desk.
  6. University Events Protocol are available here.
  7. At this time, the university will not be providing additional office chairs, docking stations, monitors, etc. for dual work/remote setups.

Faculty and Staff FAQs

Roadrunners are likely to have questions. This FAQ provides the latest information for MSU Denver faculty and staff as we navigate this journey together and plan for a safe and equitable return to on-campus operations.

Last updated: Jan. 20, 2022


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