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Required Health Protocols

These protocols were developed using updated federal, state and local guidance and have been put into place to protect the health and safety of all Roadrunners. Please consider your own health and safety as well as those of others and remain courteous as we all do our part to keep our community safe.


Perform a health assessment daily before coming to campus (see below).

  • Do not come to campus if you have any symptoms and/or are not feeling well. Consult a medical professional if symptoms persist.


Per updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, we have revised our mask and social-distancing protocols:

  • Masks are no longer required for those fully vaccinated; those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated should continue wearing a mask (bandannas and gaiters are not acceptable face coverings).
  • Social distancing is no longer required.


Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.


Required Daily Health Assessment

Each member of the campus community is required to perform this self-assessment prior to leaving home. If you are not feeling well or have any of the following symptoms, please do not come to campus.

If you answer “yes” to any of the following symptoms/circumstances, please call the Health Center at Auraria at 303-615-9999 for a phone consultation. A medical provider will assess your health status and advise you as to next steps. Do not come to campus until you are medically cleared to do so.

Assessment Questions

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

Yes or No

  • Fever or elevated body temperature (100.4 or higher) 
  • New cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Runny nose 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Muscle pain/body aches 
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills and/or repeated shaking with chills 


Situational questions

Yes or No

  • Have you had direct contact with a person with Covid-19 in the past 14 days?
  • In the last two weeks, have you worked or volunteered at a healthcare facility? 
  • Were you diagnosed with a positive case of Covid-19 in the past 30 days? 

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