CU leadership announces further steps in coronavirus response

Remote teaching and learning to ramp up
By Staff

CU leadership announces further steps in coronavirus response

As the spread of coronavirus continues throughout the state, nation and world, University of Colorado leaders are announcing further steps in response.

The latest campus announcements as of Wednesday:

  • CU Boulder announced its latest actions, including how teaching and learning will take place remotely beginning Monday and continuing through the end of the semester.
  • UCCS announced its plan to transition to remote teaching and learning, for a period of at least two weeks, March 30-April 13.
  • CU Denver announced the intent to have full implementation of remote teaching and learning by March 30 and likely continuing through the end of the semester.
  • CU Anschutz announced it will continue to operate normally while closely monitoring the situation. The campus is suspending events with more than 75 people through April 30, as well as restricting foreign and domestic travel. (Similar event and travel limitations also are being put into place at other campuses.)

All campuses and system administration offices remain open. CU staff can expect forthcoming communication regarding working remotely.

CU President Mark Kennedy and Board of Regents Chairman Glen Gallegos on Wednesday issued this statement:

We have been actively engaged with University of Colorado campuses in our evolving plans to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, which is our top priority. We worked with the campuses to determine our approach and we support the measures they announced today. Their prudent measures will help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by restricting travel, limiting large gatherings and making provisions for remote learning and working. We appreciate how the entire University of Colorado community is stepping up to address the threat, particularly the hard work of our faculty and staff to ensure we continue to deliver great education, even during these challenging circumstances. We know that each of our four campuses and system administration are unique communities that are taking steps to best address their individual needs while also meeting our collective health and safety imperatives. We are convening a special meeting of the CU Board of Regents on Friday to further discuss the fluid situation.

Further statements from President Kennedy will be available here.

CU campuses and system administration updates and information resources on the coronavirus outbreak continue to be posted here:

The state of Colorado also is providing regular updates here: