OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm • Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911
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 COVID-19 Updates
The Health Center at Auraria strongly recommends that ALL students, faculty and staff on campus be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. As requirements and guidelines for vaccines and boosters may change in the future, we want to ensure that Auraria students, faculty, staff and community members have accurate, up-to-date information relating to the COVID-19 Distribution Plan. Please refer to the updates and communications below for current information.
In accordance with the recent FDA approval for an additional COVID-19 booster dose, the Health Center of Auraria will begin to administer vaccines according to the guidelines below effective April 6, 2022.
- Adults ages 50 years and older who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
- Moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 years or older (for Pfizer) and ages 18 years or older (for Moderna) may choose to receive a second booster dose using COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
- Individuals ages 18–49 years who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first Janssen (J&J) booster dose.
Appointments are required for the vaccine booster and must be scheduled in advance online at Healthcenter1.com. The boosters will be administered in the Plaza Building, Room 111, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You must bring a copy of your vaccine card to your booster shot appointment. If you do not have a vaccine card and received your vaccine in Colorado, you can access your immunization records through the Colorado Immunization Information System or by using the myColorado™ app.
The Health Center at Auraria is pleased to announce that the Covid-19 booster shots are available on campus for all eligible students, faculty, staff and community members who received both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago or one dose of J & J vaccine two months ago. Though no J & J vaccine is available at the Health Center, recipients of the J & J vaccine are eligible to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna booster through recently approved mix-and-match protocols.
Pfizer booster doses are approved for individuals age 12+. All other vaccine manufacturers (Moderna and J&J) are approved for individuals age 18+.
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.
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.
- 05/13/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update – Open Community Clinic
- 04/28/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update- I’m Fully Vaccinated. What Now?
- 04/06/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update- Open Scheduling
- 03/29/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update- Vaccine Distribution
- 03/12/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update- Vaccine Distribution
- 03/04/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update
- 02/25/2021 – Auraria Campus Vision for Fall
- 02/25/2021 – Weekly COVID-19 Update
- 02/11/2021 – Auraria Vaccine Site Plan
- 01/19/2021 – Auraria Vaccine Distribution Update
- 12/21/2020 – A Message From the Auraria Executives Council
Auraria COVID-19 Vaccines
Although scheduled appointments are encouraged, individual walk-up vaccines are available with no scheduled appointment based on vaccine availability.
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.
The Health Center at Auraria, also, has the Moderna vaccine available to individuals 18 years or older.
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 Portal. If you received your vaccination in another state, please refer to that state’s Immunization Information System for these records.
Auraria 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
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain/body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Chills and/or repeated shaking with chills
Mental Health Assistance
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.
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.
Auraria Campus Safety Protocols
- Perform a health assessment daily before coming to campus.
- Face coverings are required when indoors.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer on the way in and out of buildings.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
COVID specific information for the state of Colorado.
Additional local testing resource information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 specific information.