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 protocols and COVID-related health information.

Auraria Updates & 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 theupdates and communications, below, for current information communicated to the Auraria community.

UPDATE: INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING A POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19 AFTER-HOURS
Auraria campus students, faculty, and staff should use the appropriate links, below, to report any recent Positive COVID-19 test results that become known outside of normal operating hours to the Medical Director at the Health Center at Auraria.

If you need to report a positive COVID-19 test during normal business hours, please call the Health Center at Auraria at 303-615-9999 Monday through Thursday 8am – 5pm and Friday 8am – 3pm.

After Hours reports will be checked daily, 7 days per week. Contingent on volume, our goal is to contact the reporting party within 24 hours for additional details.

IF YOU ARE HAVING LIFE-THREATENING SYMPTOMS, GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

Auraria COVID-19 Vaccines & Testing


Vaccine Information

Although scheduled appointments are encouraged, individual walk-up vaccines are available with no scheduled appointment.

Please follow campus vaccine and testing signage, entering the Plaza Building at the East entrance, opposite the Campus Recreation building. See below for directions and information on parking. Refer to the campus map for additional information on the new vaccine and testing site location.

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.

Directions from Auraria Parkway

Turn onto 7th Street. Turn left at the first light on Walnut Street. Head straight past stop sign and proceed into the Spruce parking lot (in front of the Tivoli Building). Follow the vaccine and testing signage that will direct you to the Plaza Building entrance on the Southeast corner.

Directions from Colfax Avenue

Turn onto 7th Street heading north. Go to the third light and turn right on Walnut Street. Head straight past stop sign and proceed into the Spruce parking lot (in front of the Tivoli Building).  Follow the vaccine and testing signage that will direct you to the Plaza Building entrance on the Southeast corner.

Alternative Parking: The 7th Street Garage, adjacent to the Spruce surface parking lot can also be used. 

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).

For Colorado residents facing vaccination verification issues- such as not being able to find your information in the state database- send an e-mail to [email protected]. They will best be able to assist in making sure your information is in the system and/or getting that information added. If a vaccine card has been lost individuals can download their record from the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Public PortalIf you received your vaccination in another state, please refer to that state’s Immunization Information System for these records.

COVID-19 Testing


Auraria students, faculty, staff and community members who want to be tested at the Auraria COVID-19 testing site will register through COVIDCheck Colorado’s online platform. To schedule a testing appointment, select the appropriate registration link below based on your campus affiliation or community member status. The links will direct those wanting to be tested to an electronic patient information form and allow for selection of a preferred appointment time in the scheduling system.

Please follow campus vaccine and testing signage, entering the Plaza Building at the East entrance, opposite the Campus Recreation building. See Vaccine Information section above for directions and information on parking. Refer to the campus map for information on the vaccine and testing site location.

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.


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.
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.
  • 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.
 

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).