COVID-19

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911

COVID-19

The Health Center at Auraria provides consulting, assessment and testing services for Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re interested in these services, please read below for updated testing protocols and COVID-related health information.

Auraria Campus Communications


The Health Center at Auraria wants to ensure that Auraria students, faculty and staff have accurate, up-to-date information relating to the COVID-19 Distribution Plan. Please refer to the press releases, below, for updated information communicated to the Auraria community by the four institutions’ CEOs.

Vaccine Information


As vaccine is allocated each week for distribution at the 5th Street Garage vaccine site, the scheduling link below will allow registration for available slots within that given week. If no slots are available the scheduling system will require registration information be re-submitted for each subsequent scheduling inquiry. Although scheduled appointments are encouraged, individual walk-up vaccines are available with no scheduled appointment.

Based on CDC Guidelines minors between the ages of 12-17 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  A parent or guardian must sign a consent when registering a minor online or in-person.  Additionally, a guardian (not required to be same individual that signed the consent) must be present at check-in prior to the minor receiving the vaccine.

With information being released at a rapid pace the Health Center at Auraria wants to address some of the most common questions that have been brought to light. To submit additional questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. This hotline is available 24/7. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

You can read about some of the most common misconceptions  in 8 Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine, learn more about the reported side effects in COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Mostly Mild Side Effects, CDC Finds , and get updated recommendations from the CDC for Individuals That Are Fully Vaccinated. 

COVID-19 Testing


Auraria Students, Faculty & Staff Testing

Auraria students, faculty and staff who want to be tested at the Auraria COVID-19 Testing site will register through COVID Check Colorado’s online platform. Individuals will then complete an electronic patient information form and be directed to the scheduling system. Testing is available Monday-Friday, 7a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The link below is specifically for Auraria students, faculty and staff who want to schedule a testing appointment. For non-Aurarians, you must use the link in the following Community and Family Testing section. Testing will be for individuals who are either symptomatic (those with symptoms) or asymptomatic (those without symptoms).  However, the frequency of asymptomatic testing is determined by the 14 day window associated with the length of time it takes for COVID-19 symptoms to develop.  Symptomatic individuals can schedule testing whenever they develop symptoms.

If you are driving or in a private vehicle, please drive-up and around the Lawrence Street turnaround located at 855 Lawrence Way, Denver 80204, between St. Cajetan’s and the King Center. Please remain in your vehicle in the turnaround and you will be greeted by a staff member. Please be advised that symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals ideally should not ride in the same vehicle. If you are arriving on foot, please check-in with a staff member at the drive thru location. 

Community and Family Testing

The link below is specifically for non-Aurarian community and family members. Testing will be for individuals who are either symptomatic (those with symptoms) or asymptomatic (those without symptoms).  However, the frequency of asymptomatic testing is determined by the 14 day window associated with the length of time it takes for COVID-19 symptoms to develop.  Symptomatic individuals can schedule testing whenever they develop symptoms.

If you are driving or in a private vehicle, please drive-up and around the Lawrence Street turnaround located at 855 Lawrence Way, Denver 80204, between St. Cajetan’s and the King Center. Please remain in your vehicle in the turnaround and you will be greeted by a staff member. Please be advised that symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals ideally should not ride in the same vehicle. If you are arriving on foot, please check-in with a staff member at the drive thru location. 


COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms
  • 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

Mental Health Assistance for those without COVID-19 Symptoms

If you’re experiencing undue stress, anxiety or sense any type of discrimination to your presence on campus, but do not have any symptoms associated with the Coronavirus, we encourage you to call the Health Center at Auraria to talk to a medical or mental health provider. Simply call 303-615-9999 and indicate that you would like to schedule a Coronavirus Consultation. There is no charge for this service.


Telehealth Services for Medical and Mental Health Care

Medical and Mental Health providers at the Health Center at Auraria offer telehealth services to patients, when appropriate. Due to professional licensing regulations that restrict providing care across state lines there may be limitations on telehealth services if you are not in Colorado at the time of your appointment. Please contact the Health Center at Auraria to discuss treatment and/or referral options.


Protocols for Keeping the Auraria Campus Safe
  • Enacting public health-informed campus and building safety protocols, in coordination with our Auraria Campus partners, including more frequent and intensive cleaning.
  • Providing hand sanitizer stations at designated entrances for each building, plus more at elevator banks.
  • Maintaining social distancing in shared spaces such as classrooms and labs.
  • Limiting the number of people on campus to further minimize risk of spread.
  • Requiring a face covering (mask or face shield) over the mouth and nose while on campus in the presence of others.
  • Providing Personal Protective Equipment kits to Roadrunners. More details on availability and distribution to come soon.

General COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Perform a health assessment daily before coming to campus (see below).
  • Wear a face covering (mask or face shield) at all times on campus when in the presence of others.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer on the way in and out of buildings.
  • Follow signage for designated entrances and exits.
  • Minimize touching of surfaces.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet.
  • No food-based events or gatherings will be allowed.
  • Limit time on campus as much as possible and comply with posted signage in common areas.
  • For employees, wipe down work surfaces often, but at least at the start and end of your time on campus with disinfectant and paper towels. Disinfectant will be available in classrooms.
  • Comply with occupancy limits posted on elevators; maintain physical distancing if using the stairs.
  • Bring your campus photo ID to access buildings. If you do not have a campus photo ID, the bookstore will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to issue IDs. Additionally, you can call this number to set up an appointment: 303-556-8352.

COVID-19 Resources


Local Resources

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) 
COVID specific information for the state of Colorado.

Denver Health 
Additional local testing resource information.

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
COVID-19 specific information.

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).