OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm • Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911
When is it safe to return to class or work?
- Following the minimum five-day isolation, Health Center staff will discuss your work and classroom environments with you to determine when it’s safe to return. Generally, if you can work independently while fully masked and maintain distance from others, you can return.
- If you work or learn in a health care or early-childhood care/K-12 education setting, you may have a different timeline for returning: 10 days after the start of symptoms or positive test result, as long as you are asymptomatic or have much-improved symptoms.
What about people whom I may have exposed to the virus – will they be notified?
- Health Center professionals will conduct a contact-tracing interview with you to assess the risk of exposure to others, including those in your household, work colleagues and classmates. The interview generally takes 10-20 minutes and should provide important information to students and staff members about next steps and will help answer your questions and concerns.
- Household exposures are considered highest risk, since you likely would have been unmasked around others for extended periods while sharing common spaces. For household and specific workplace exposures, those notifications are left up to the positive-individual to notify.
- To determine the risk of workplace exposures, the Health Center will assess whether you and your co-workers were masked, the distance you maintained from others and the time spent interacting with co-workers. Health Center staff will let your supervisor know about risks to others in your office. A general notification is given to the supervisor for workplace exposures, but does not single out those who may have had more contact (such as meetings or lunches, etc). You should notify anyone considered a higher-risk exposure (less than 6 feet apart for longer than 15 minutes, especially if unmasked).
- For classroom exposures, the Health Center will notify instructors of the date that an infected student attended class while contagious and provide guidelines that professors can pass along to other students in the class. Generally, classroom exposures are lower-risk because students are fully masked and distanced as much as possible.
- The Health Center will notify faculty members of isolation periods and student absences that result from COVID-19 infections, so students can be excused for those days and provided ample opportunity to make up work in a timely manner. We recommend that students reach out to their faculty member as well to discuss making up any missed work.
For background information and data on vaccine safety, please see the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States.
All of the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. Systems that allow CDC to watch for safety issues are in place across the entire country. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines that have been shown to meet rigorous safety criteria and be effective as determined by data from the manufactures and findings from large clinical trials. Watch a video describing the emergency use authorization. Clinical trials for all vaccines must first show they meet rigorous criteria for safety and effectiveness before any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine.
Additional FAQs about the vaccine can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Effective July 1, 2021 COVID-19 operations will move from the 5th Street Garage location to the Plaza Building, Room 111 (955 Lawrence Way, 80204)
All current Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff and their family members/household members are eligible to receive a vaccine at the Health Center at Auraria.
There is no cost for the vaccination.
The Health Center at Auraria is required to upload all vaccine information to the State’s immunization database. In addition, vaccine cards will be given to anyone receiving the vaccine.
No. The Health Center at Auraria is offering COVID-19 services to Auraria Campus constituents and their family members/household members only.