COVID-19 Compliance Process
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COVID-19 Compliance Process
MSU Denver requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. A primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and a booster shot (if eligible) are required by the current semester deadline.
There are 3 options for compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Contact the Auraria Immunization Office at 303-615-9997 if you continue to have questions after reviewing the information below.
Option 1: Fully vaccinated with booster (if eligible) and the University is able to verify your vaccination status
MSU Denver has collaborated with the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) to upload COVID-19 vaccine data for most students vaccinated within the State of Colorado. If you received all required primary series COVID-19 doses and a booster dose, and these have been recorded in the State immunization database, no further action is needed. You will be contacted directly by the University via your MSU Denver email account with next steps if we are unable to verify vaccination data using the CIIS database.
Individuals are considered eligible for a booster dose five months after completing the vaccination series for Pfizer or Moderna or two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination. Students must receive their booster dose within thirty days of becoming eligible in order to be in compliance with the vaccination requirement.
If students have completed their primary COVID-19 series, but are not yet eligible for a booster dose, no action is required at this time. Once students become eligible for a booster, they must obtain one within 30 days and submit proof of receiving the COVID-19 booster by uploading vaccination records using the COVID-19 Compliance Form.
Students who were recently positive for COVID-19 and because of this are not yet eligible for the booster by the semester deadline should refer to Option 3: “Temporary Exception Due to Recent COVID-19 Illness” below for instructions. A COVID-19 Request for Exemption form is required in this case to receive a temporary exemption.
Option 2: Fully vaccinated with booster (if eligible), but the University cannot verify your vaccination status
Students who have received all required COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster if eligible, from a vaccine provider that does not report to State of Colorado’s Immunization database (CIIS) will need to submit vaccine documentation directly to the University. An email will be sent directly to your MSU Denver email address stating that you are not compliant and need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by using the COVID-19 Compliance Form button below.
Option 3: COVID-19 Request for Exemption
The Request for Exemption is to be used by MSU Denver students who have not completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and/or who have not received a COVID-19 booster shot by the semester deadline.
When submitting an exemption request, by using the COVID-19 Request for Exemption form below, be advised that you may be subject to future on-going testing requirements, prohibition from campus if warranted by future public health concerns, and/or additional restrictive measures as warranted. To avoid these implications, you are strongly advised to get vaccinated, including a booster shot, as this is the best way to protect you, others and the campus community from becoming severely ill.
NOTE: Please note that if you are vaccinated and intend to receive a booster shot, but are not yet eligible, do not complete a Request for Exemption. An account hold will not be placed on your account since the University will be aware of when you will become eligible based on your vaccination records. Simply submit your proof of having attained a booster shot within 30 days of becoming eligible. Once boosted, submit proof of vaccination by using the COVID-19 Compliance Form above.
Temporary Exception due to Recent COVID-19 Illness
Individuals who were recently COVID-19 positive and need an extension to the University COVID-19 booster deadline, please submit a COVID-19 Request for Exemption form by the semester deadline to avoid a COVID-19 hold being placed on your account. In the form select the Exemption Type entitled “Temporary Exception Due to Recent COVID-19 Illness.” Booster shots may be obtained 14 days after symptoms are fully resolved or according to your physician’s guidance or any associated treatment guidelines.