Return to campus FAQs have been updated by CU Boulder HR. This extensive list has many good pieces of information for your reference everything from masking guidance to parking. Please see the full FAQ here.… Read More


This is guidance if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID, or tested positive. The university continues to monitor all guidance from both the Boulder County Public Health and the state health department and will review any new CDC guidance as it becomes available. In the meantime, the information below was provided by our University… Read More


CU Boulder will return to requiring masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 13, 2021. Considering the increasing rates of the COVID-19 delta variant, this decision was made to support the public health and safety of our community and support a consistent in-person experience this semester. Campus officials have consulted… Read More


Effective July 29, 2021 at 6:00am, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccinations status, are required to wear a mask inside the DSRC.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must also maintain physical distancing. The DSRC remains in Phase 1.  All other COVID policies and procedures remain in effect as outlined in… Read More


CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students should note that while the declaration of a state of emergency is no longer in effect for Colorado, the federal Public Health Emergency remains in effect through at least October 18, 2021. Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) remains in effect until at least four weeks after the federal Public… Read More


Dear Colleagues, We want to provide you with an update on COVID-related operational guidance from CU Boulder, as of July 1. Masks: Masks or facial coverings are no longer required indoors on the CU Boulder campus, including CIRES units, as of July 1. Inside CIRES facilities, masks or facial coverings are still strongly encouraged for individuals who are… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, As many of you have seen, CU Boulder campus is opening back up, and I wanted to explain what that means for CIRES and for you and your colleagues. This remains an evolving situation, and I expect things will shift. We will do our best to deliver timely updates by email and blog post, and please… Read More


CU Boulder Human Resources is offering three briefings for managers and supervisors regarding remote working and alternative work schedule guidelines and policies.  After the session, participants will be able to: Explain the guiding principles and guidance for remote working and alternative work schedules Apply the guidance and tools to begin the planning process for their… Read More


The University of Colorado announced on April 28 that its four campuses and system administration will require all students, faculty and staff to have COVID vaccinations before the start of fall semester 2021. CU’s president and campus chancellors made the decision after consulting state and local health departments, as well as CU experts. More about the… Read More


CU Boulder has granted discretion to departments and institutes to set our own policies around people taking time off to get vaccinated. CIRES policy is the following: Please either 1) adjust your work schedule to get the vaccine without taking time off, or 2) if time doesn’t allow for such adjustment, use sick leave.… Read More