Frequently Asked Questions
What public health guidelines do I need to follow while on campus?
We are offering a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online classes and an on-campus experience. That said, the University is bound by public health guidance that we are required to follow to protect our students and community. While you’re on campus, all students, faculty, and staff will be expected to wear a mask, wash hands often with soap and water, avoid gathering in groups, and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet. If you experience any symptoms, students, faculty, and staff are required to fill out the University’s COVID-19 Reporter immediately. Remember: Rams Take Care, Rams Take Action!
I’m having trouble connecting to the internet, what do I do?
What if I don’t have a computer at home?
The College of Health and Human Sciences is allowing employees to take computer equipment home. Please contact the Helpdesk before taking your desktop computer home so that you will be able to connect remotely. Complete the CHHS Equipment Checkout online form to specify what equipment you will be taking home.
I’m teaching my course online. What resources are available to help me?
What if I have questions about leave and remote work arrangements?
Please read the COVID-19 Human Resources FAQs for guidance for faculty, administrative professionals, and state classified employees. There is information on what to do if you get sick, guidance on teleworking, and resources for mental health and well-being. A temporary work adjustment may be requested by faculty and staff if they are a member of a vulnerable population.
What resources are available to me for helping with remote access and staying connected?
The College of Health and Human Sciences IT COVID-19 Resources page has info on connecting to your college drives via Citrix. The Keep Working website has a list of resources available for accessing University systems from a remote location. Find information on connecting securely, access to email and calendar programs, and file sharing and conferencing via Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams is a full-featured collaboration and communication platform that is available to all CSU faculty, staff, and students. Teams can be used for communicating with your peers and others at the university through instant messaging, audio calls, video conferencing, file sharing, and other collaborative activities.
What is the plan for spring semester?
CSU is offering a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online classes in spring semester. All classes will begin remotely in the spring with a phasing in of in-person classes. See the Start of Spring 2021 webpage for more information.
For more information on classroom expectations and guidelines, see COVID-19 webpage on classroom expectations.
What will my classroom look like?
How will my research program be affected by COVID-19?
Please see the Vice President for Research Office Keep Researching webpage for more information on the impact of COVID-19 on research programs at CSU.
As a supervisor, what should I do if one of my employees is exposed to COVID-19?
For supervisors, the “Addressing exposure and positive cases” page on the COVID-19 website has information on what to do if an employee is exposed or tests positive for COVID-19.
What do I do if a student becomes ill or tests positive for COVID-19?
For instructors, the “Addressing exposure and positive cases” page on the COVID-19 website has information on what to do if student has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.
Where do I find the latest updates from the University?
For continuing updates about COVID-19, please visit the CSU COVID-19 website for University communications. It is important that you check your @colostate email and University sources for the most up-to-date information.
Where do I report a bias incident?
We have the responsibility to ensure that no member of our community is targeted or blamed for the outbreak. CSU is avowedly anti-racist. Please avoid stigmatizing people or racial groups – see info on the CDC website. Report bias incidents via CSU’s bias reporting system. Please uphold CSU’s Principles of Community.
How do I support students in need?
Help Rams in Need
At a time when many of our students are struggling with financial stress, mental health, and unforeseen challenges related to COVID-19, a new fund for College of Health and Human Sciences students, Lighten the Load, has been established by a generous donor who is passionate about helping others through difficult times. This fund will provide emergency financial resources to students in need, helping them to continue their educational goals despite challenges that arise.