MSU Denver

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 Required Indoors

MSU Denver requires masking indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals per the following:

  • Masks should cover both the nose and mouth; bandanas and gators are not permitted.
  • Face shields will be permitted as an alternative face covering, only with appropriate medical documentation from a licensed physician.
  • Masks are not required outdoors but may be advised in large group settings.
  • All students in classroom, instructional settings must wear masks at all times.  Instructors who are vaccinated may remove their mask while teaching if 6 feet of distance is maintained. 
  • Outside of instructional settings, vaccinated individuals may remove masks indoors only when 6 feet away from other individuals (ex. in an office cubicle with a minimum of 6 feet of distance to others; or when in a private office – with or without the door open). 
  • All Individuals may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking; however, when indoors unvaccinated individuals should find a location away from others to eat.

Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. Please note that masks must cover the nose and mouth and that bandanas and gaiters are not acceptable face coverings.

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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? 

Reporting Positive Test Results

If a student or employee receives a positive Covid-19 lab result, they should notify their advisor or supervisor and the Health Center at Auraria immediately.


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