COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated: Jan. 15, 2021

The CU Denver COVID-19 dashboard metrics are based on public health best practices, data availability, and the unique nature of the CU Denver campus. These metrics will be updated weekly (and more frequently during critical times, such as move-in).

A campus team is meeting daily to review the data and the current situation to determine whether we need to pivot to remote operations. This decision will not rely upon a single factor, but instead take into account the campus and community resources and needs. We know that we will have COVID-19 cases. Our decisions will encompass our ability to respond effectively to those cases using the resources we’ve developed over the past months and will continue to evolve during the academic year.

In the event of an outbreak or if a pivot to remote operations becomes necessary, members of the CU Denver community will be informed through their university email and the university website. An outbreak is defined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as two or more cases within 14 days that are linked to the same location.

CU Denver Condition & Stats

Total Cases


Since Aug. 10, 2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases with Campus Contact2

New Cases


Since Jan. 10, 2021
Number of COVID-19 Cases with Campus Contact2

Five-Day Average


Since Jan. 10, 2021
Avg # of Cases/Day in the Past Five Days

CU Denver
Asymptomatic Testing


Since Aug. 10, 2020
Number of RT-PCR Tests Conducted1

Utilization of Quarantine/Isolation Space in Lynx Crossing

2/40 Beds

As of Jan. 15, 2021

1 CU Denver Asymptomatic Testing: Based on PCR diagnostic tests conducted via CU Denver beginning August 2020, administered by the Auraria Health Center and COVIDCheck Colorado. CU Denver positive cases are reported by the Auraria Health Center to the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment.

2 Campus Contact Cases: Individuals who are confirmed COVID-19 positive and visited campus while symptomatic or within the 48 hours before they become symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals who test positive from campus testing. For example, a fully online student who is COVID-19 positive and has not been on campus since January would not be included.

Denver COVID-19 Caution Metrics

Denver Public Health identified four indicators to monitor the COVID-19 epidemic in Denver and the Denver Region and help inform public health actions and guidance that may be needed.

Denver COVID-19 Protect Our Neighbors Metrics

Denver Public Health and CDPHE use eight other metrics to evaluate how COVID-19 is progressing according to statewide guidelines and to help inform public health actions and guidance that may be needed. Metric 4A is critical in evaluating the status of COVID-19 in the city.