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All MSU Denver employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Only students vaccinated outside Colorado need to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
All unvaccinated students, faculty and staff on campus this fall are required to participate in mandatory weekly Covid-19 testing.
If you feel you have received the requirement to test weekly notification from COVIDCheck Colorado (Primary Health) in error, please reach out to [email protected] (for employees) or [email protected] (for students).
Metropolitan State University of Denver, along with other institutions of higher education in Colorado, announced in April that it will require all students, faculty and staff members to have Covid-19 vaccinations before the start of the fall 2021 semester.
To comply with a recent City and County of Denver public health order and help safeguard the health of our campus community, MSU Denver has implemented vaccination-verification processes and testing procedures for unvaccinated individuals.
MSU Denver believes that requiring Covid-19 vaccines will support the health and safety of our campus community. It will lower the rate of infection and create a safer campus environment. Additionally, a vaccination requirement is critical to achieving our goal of having an on-campus experience and the academic success, equity and personal growth that comes with it.
The requirement will be in effect beginning August 23, or the first day of the fall 2021 semester.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who can receive vaccine at this location?
All Auraria students, faculty, and staff as well as community members.
You can find information about obtaining a vaccine here: healthcenter1.com/covid-19/.
In addition, the following link provides vaccine sites throughout the state of Colorado by zip code: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated.
MSU Denver is working to comply with a City and County of Denver Public Health order and to safeguard the health of our campus community. The university continues to follow guidance from state and local health departments, the Governor’s Office and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. as well as community experts.
MSU Denver joins several other Colorado public and private higher education institutions in this decision, including the University of Colorado System, Colorado State University System, the University of Northern Colorado, Fort Lewis College, Colorado College and the University of Denver.
Individuals who completed the first of a two-dose vaccine but were unable to become fully vaccinated must participate in weekly testing.
To meet the University’s vaccination requirement, individuals must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Speak with a health care professional if you have concerns about personal health considerations including vaccine reactions. If you choose to not become fully vaccinated you can participate in weekly required testing.
Students may also work with your advisor to explore online-only options.
The current vaccine verification and testing requirements pertain to personnel who are on-site. Please contact Human Resources to verify your status.
Anyone physically on-campus needs to either be vaccinated or tested 48 hours in advance.
The current vaccine verification and testing requirements pertain to students enrolled in on-campus classes. Please contact the Dean of Students Office ([email protected]) to understand the options and support available to you.
Yes. Anyone physically visiting campus should be vaccinated or tested 48 hours in advance.
Any student, faculty or staff engaging in classroom or community activities on behalf of MSU Denver needs to be vaccinated or receive weekly COVID-19 testing. This includes student teaching, internships, or other university-sponsored programming. Students should consult their instructor, faculty their chairs, and staff supervisors with questions.
To comply with a Public Health Order issued by the City and County of Denver requiring workers in high-risk settings, including higher education, to provide proof of vaccination to employers.
Only students enrolled in on-campus classes who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 outside of Colorado should upload a copy of their vaccination card here. Vaccination status for students will be determined using the Colorado Immunization Information System.
All employees can upload proof of vaccination here.
If you received your vaccine in Colorado, you can request complete immunization records for yourself or your child by reaching out to the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Help Desk at 303-692-2437 for more specific information on how to use the public portal to retrieve your immunization records.
You can now also use the myColorado™ app to access your COVID-19 vaccine record.
Yes. Vaccination is required for all individuals on campus.
No, the vaccine verification requirement does not apply to visitors at this time.
With all employees required by Denver’s recent public health order to provide proof of vaccination and student vaccine verification now managed through the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), the exemption process is no longer required.
All unvaccinated MSU Denver students and employees on campus, regardless of exemption status, must comply with additional testing measures to help safeguard the health of the campus community.
Once an individual is fully vaccinated, testing is no longer required.
There are two testing locations on campus:
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Advance appointments are required.
Who tests here?
This testing location is only for screening of unvaccinated students, faculty and staff who are asymptomatic (without symptoms), who are required to test weekly throughout the semester and who have received a scheduling email from Primary.health that includes a unique scheduling link. This link must be used to schedule all screening testing for unvaccinated individuals, regardless if the 5th St. Garage location or another COVID Check Colorado testing location is selected.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance appointments are preferred, however, walk-ins are accepted.
Who tests here?
This location is for any vaccinated or unvaccinated students, faculty or staff who are symptomatic (with symptoms) or for asymptomatic individuals (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who have a desire to be tested after a potential exposure. Note: Denver Department of Public Health and Environment policy does not require testing after a potential exposure for vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals should test 3-5 days after a potential exposure or sooner if symptoms develop.
NOTE: Unvaccinated students, faculty and staff who are primarily online/remote (but who may come to campus periodically) will need to be tested at Testing Location 2, the Health Center at Auraria. These students, faculty and staff should schedule their testing appointment 72 hours in advance (3 business days) of when they plan to be on campus. The day testing occurs can count as one of the three business days. For example, if a student, faculty or staff member plans to be on campus on a Tuesday, they need to be tested on the Thursday before the Tuesday they plan to be on campus. In this example, Thursday, Friday and Monday would provide the needed three business days (72 hours) before being on campus on Tuesday.
If you feel you have received the requirement to test weekly notification from COVIDCheck Colorado (Primary Health) in error or for any further questions regarding testing or the MSU Denver vaccine requirement, please reach out to [email protected] (for employees) or [email protected] (for students).
Covid-19 boosters are available to eligible individuals at the Health Center at Auraria starting Oct. 4. Currently, those who received the Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months prior and meet age, health and occupational requirements are eligible. Appointments are required.
Visit our Covid-19 booster shot page for more details.
Covid-19 booster shots are not currently required.
We will continue to adhere to FDA guidance moving forward.