This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. If there is something missing from here that you would like to know, please email us at CSUBio@colostate.edu

For a full COVID-19 recovery plan and all information from the University, visit https://covidrecovery.colostate.edu/

Where can I access free COVID-19 Testing?

Free testing information can be found at https://www.larimer.org/covid-19-testing.

For more information on testing from the University, please visit https://covidrecovery.colostate.edu/covid-testing/.

What do I need to know if I am returning to campus?

To protect the health and well-being of our CSU community members, all faculty, staff and students MUST comply with the following public health guidance:

  • Do not to come to work if sick (including any of the following- headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, recent inability to taste and smell, shortness of breath, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting and abdominal pain).
  • Employee(s) are expected to screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to coming to work and are excluded from work if symptomatic. You can find the screening form at HERE. If symptomatic, notify your supervisor and for any questions you may have contact Environmental Health Services, Public Health at (970) 491-6121.
  • Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home should continue to do so.
  • Wash hands upon arriving to work, frequently throughout the day and when leaving. Ensure hand sanitizer is accessible if handwash is not available.
  • Wear medical (i.e. health care and veterinary care workers) or non-medical masks while in public and at work (bandanas, face cloth coverings, masks), except where doing so would inhibit your health.
  • Ensure 6-foot social distance between all students, staff, and faculty. Desks, individual workstations or work areas should be separated by at least six feet.
  • Limit the sharing of equipment and other resources.
  • Routinely disinfect shared equipment and high touch surfaces.
  • Restrict all gatherings of ten (10) persons or more in workspaces, meeting rooms, and breakrooms.

CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding

The Federal CARES Act provides emergency grant funding to be directly allocated to students in need due to hardships they may be experiencing related to COVID-19.

The application process is easy! Students can access the application through a notification viewable on the homepage of their RAMweb account. We would encourage any student to apply who has experienced recent financial hardships related to COVID-19 such as technology, food, housing, utilities, or dependent care costs. All we ask is that students completing the application provide a description of their current emergency situation and be specific regarding how much funding they need.

There are some students who, sadly, will not be eligible for this funding. Following federal guidance, students must be eligible to complete the FAFSA to be considered for this award. This means that undocumented students or international students who do not meet the criteria for being an eligible non-citizen cannot be considered for these funds. The institution is committed to supporting our undocumented students at the same level as any other student with our own institutional dollars. We have communicated with this group about their options. If you are working with any international students facing a financial hardship, please encourage them to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for alternative options as we do have some institutional funds set aside for them.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you regarding the CARES Act Emergency Aid Application here. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the OFA team at financialaid@colostate.edu!

Where can I access resources for managing fear and anxiety around COVID-19?

The CSU Health Network provides assistance for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions to COVID-19. Learn more here: https://health.colostate.edu/managing-anxiety-coronavirus/.

How Do I access my mail?

Please access your mailbox through the main office, ensuring you use the proper entry and exit doors as posted. All larger packages received by the front desk and future mail drops are located in the Loading Dock, Room 119.

Where can I access free COVID-19 Testing?

Free testing information can be found at https://www.larimer.org/covid-19-testing.

For more information on testing from the University, please visit https://covidrecovery.colostate.edu/covid-testing/.

Where can I find Student FAQs, Tips and General Information?

A great start is the CSU “Keep Learning” site here: https://www.acns.colostate.edu/keep-learning/.

This page includes helpful tips as well as answers to questions that are top of mind right now.

CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding

The Federal CARES Act provides emergency grant funding to be directly allocated to students in need due to hardships they may be experiencing related to COVID-19.

The application process is easy! Students can access the application through a notification viewable on the homepage of their RAMweb account. We would encourage any student to apply who has experienced recent financial hardships related to COVID-19 such as technology, food, housing, utilities, or dependent care costs. All we ask is that students completing the application provide a description of their current emergency situation and be specific regarding how much funding they need.

There are some students who, sadly, will not be eligible for this funding. Following federal guidance, students must be eligible to complete the FAFSA to be considered for this award. This means that undocumented students or international students who do not meet the criteria for being an eligible non-citizen cannot be considered for these funds. The institution is committed to supporting our undocumented students at the same level as any other student with our own institutional dollars. We have communicated with this group about their options. If you are working with any international students facing a financial hardship, please encourage them to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for alternative options as we do have some institutional funds set aside for them.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you regarding the CARES Act Emergency Aid Application here. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the OFA team at financialaid@colostate.edu!

What accommodations are being made for students during this time?

CSU’s Student Disability Center created a page on their website to outline all accommodations being made for students here: https://disabilitycenter.colostate.edu/faqs/. This includes information on students who cannot wear a face covering for health reasons, students who have compromised immune systems, how classes will look for those with specific needs and more.

Where can I access resources for managing fear and anxiety around COVID-19?

The CSU Health Network provides assistance for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions to COVID-19. Learn more here: https://health.colostate.edu/managing-anxiety-coronavirus/.

Where can I find accessibility resources?

Where can I find more information about my class structure (Online/Face-to-Face/Hybrid)?

Committee Meetings, Exams, and Defenses

The Graduate School encourages all graduate student committee meetings, exams, and defenses be held remotely by web-based video conferencing (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom). If held in-person, everyone in attendance must follow the required public health precautions and fill out the daily symptom checker. General assignment classrooms are prioritized for in-person course instruction and will not be available for graduate committee meetings, exams, and defenses. See the Graduate School’s policy on submitting forms and signatures for exams and defenses.

Where can I access free COVID-19 Testing?

Free testing information can be found at https://www.larimer.org/covid-19-testing.

For more information on testing from the University, please visit https://covidrecovery.colostate.edu/covid-testing/.

Where can I find accessibility resources?

What do I need to know if I am returning to campus?

To protect the health and well-being of our CSU community members, all faculty, staff and students MUST comply with the following public health guidance:

  • Do not to come to work if sick (including any of the following- headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, recent inability to taste and smell, shortness of breath, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting and abdominal pain).
  • Employee(s) are expected to screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to coming to work and are excluded from work if symptomatic. You can find the screening form at HERE. If symptomatic, notify your supervisor and for any questions you may have contact Environmental Health Services, Public Health at (970) 491-6121.
  • Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home should continue to do so.
  • Wash hands upon arriving to work, frequently throughout the day and when leaving. Ensure hand sanitizer is accessible if handwash is not available.
  • Wear medical (i.e. health care and veterinary care workers) or non-medical masks while in public and at work (bandanas, face cloth coverings, masks), except where doing so would inhibit your health.
  • Ensure 6-foot social distance between all students, staff, and faculty. Desks, individual workstations or work areas should be separated by at least six feet.
  • Limit the sharing of equipment and other resources.
  • Routinely disinfect shared equipment and high touch surfaces.
  • Restrict all gatherings of ten (10) persons or more in workspaces, meeting rooms, and breakrooms.

Where can I access resources for managing fear and anxiety around COVID-19?

The CSU Health Network provides assistance for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions to COVID-19. Learn more here: https://health.colostate.edu/managing-anxiety-coronavirus/.

Who do I contact for research-related questions?

Research-related questions/concerns should be emailed to both Debbie Garrity at deborah.garrity@colostate.edu and Meagan Taverner at meagan.taverner@colostate.edu.

What guidelines should I follow if I am heading back to my lab?

Information for returning to your lab can be found on the OVPR website: https://www.research.colostate.edu/return-to-research/

How Do I access my mail?

Please access your mailbox through the main office, ensuring you use the proper entry and exit doors as posted. All larger packages received by the front desk and future mail drops are located in the Loading Dock, Room 119.