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Attend today’s town hall at 11 a.m. and mark your calendar for the Alternative Work Arrangements policy discussion.

By Larry Sampler, chief operating officer

January 13, 2022

Larry SamplerDear Roadrunners,

As I hope many of you will attend today’s Covid-19 response town hall, I will keep today’s message brief.

Vaccine Booster and Testing Changes Town Hall

Please attend a hybrid town hall to learn more about the updated vaccine-booster requirement, changes to screening testing for unvaccinated students and other health and safety protocols.


11 a.m.-noon  

Attend virtually:  

Attend in person: Jordan Student Success Building, Room 400. (Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.) 

Learn more about Alternative Work Arrangements policy

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation, please also join me and other campus leaders for a moderated panel discussion on the University’s Alternative Work Arrangements policy. The conversation will take a high-level view of the AWA policy’s guiding principles, roles and responsibilities, and technology security for implementation and support. 

Alternative Work Arrangements Panel


3-4 p.m.

No registration is required. Follow this link to join the event.

A Teams recording of the event will be available on the Alternative Work Arrangements SharePoint page within the Leadership Development SharePoint page.

Additional spring-semester reminders

  • Get boosted: Early data shows that getting boosted is a strong protection against the Omicron variant of Covid-19. If you haven’t already, please get your booster as soon as possible.
  • Get tested: Get tested before and after travel to avoid potential spread of Covid-19.
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver will be closed Monday (and is a holiday for faculty and staff), allowing Roadrunners to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • There are no planned changes to University operations or learning modalities. On-campus learning will resume as planned Tuesday.
  • All members of the campus community must self-monitor for symptoms, get tested and stay home when sick. 
  • Roadrunners must wear masks when indoors on campus, in accordance with masking guidelines.
  • All community members must follow full health and safety protocols.
  • Consider purchasing home testing kits for Covid-19 or request two free testing kits from the State of Colorado. Although they have limitations and shouldn’t be used for definitive diagnosis, they offer a level of information and protection.  

As always, thank you all for acting responsibly and with compassion for others to keep our campus community safe.


Larry Sampler, vice president for Administration 

Topics: Administration, Events, Health, Safety

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