Tools & Resources
Tools & Resources
As faculty, staff, students and invited visitors begin returning to the UCCS campus to access resources, housing and academic spaces, it's our mission to keep you safe. We've developed new guidelines and resources to help you understand how to navigate this time. Should you have a question, please feel free to contact us.
Tools & Resources To Support You
Information & Resources
At this time UCCS has an optional face covering policy for both indoor and outdoor spaces across the campus.
- If you wish to do so, please continue to wear a mask on campus for as long as you feel comfortable. N-95 respirators are still available on campus at the University Center information desk. Surgical masks and disinfecting wipes are available in all academic buildings.
- Please be considerate of one another’s needs and respect an individual’s choice. Faculty, staff, and students may respectfully request others wear face coverings in the classroom, in offices, or in meeting spaces.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, are considered high-risk, or have people in your household who are high-risk, please continue to follow appropriate precautions as recommended by the CDC.
- Please continue the precautions that helped us get to this point: staying up to date on booster shots, getting tested when you don’t feel well or think you may have been exposed, staying home when you’re sick, and self-reporting if you test positive.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an important factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is testing when you have symptoms or are a close contact of a known positive case. UCCS has free COVID-19 at-home tests available at the University Center information desk and in the Wellness Center waiting room.
You may also order free home test kits at special.usps.com. The tests are completely free, and orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
In addition, the Wellness Center is currently offering free rapid testing for students experiencing COVID-like symptoms and for close contacts of positive cases. The Wellness Center rapid antigen testing has same-day results. Specimens can also be sent out to a local lab using a student’s insurance for PCR testing with results typically available in 48–72 hours. The cost of PCR testing without insurance coverage is $100. Current students can make an appointment by calling 719-255-4444. Commuter students may find it easier to visit a community testing site.