COVID-19 Response Updates

Denver Seminary’s COVID-19 FAQs  

October 14, 2021

Denver Seminary strongly recommends wearing a mask inside campus buildings, whether or not you are vaccinated. 

Please contact CovidResponse@denverseminary.edu with any COVID-related questions, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID and are not vaccinated, or you are exhibiting symptoms and have been on campus within the last 48 hours. Exposure is defined as having been within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, for a total of at least 15 minutes in a day. That includes multiple, but brief, encounters, one or two minutes at a time.

Contacting CovidResponse@denverseminary. edu helps us facilitate contact tracing and provide proper guidance as necessary.

We monitor the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Tri-County Health Department for updated information.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 include: coughing, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, ear ache, or loss of taste or smell. If you are experiencing symptoms, please do NOT attend classes or come to campus.  


Frequently Asked Questions 

Do not come to campus if you have been exposed to COVID-19, if you are not vaccinated, even if you do not exhibit symptoms.

The CDC recommends that if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, you should be tested, even if you do not have symptoms. While you wait for your test result, self-quarantine and monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19.

Locations for testing in the Tri-County area.

If your test is positive, you should stay home and self-isolate away from others and monitor your health. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and they worsen or become severe, seek emergency medical care.

If your test is negative and you don’t have symptoms, you should continue to stay home and self-quarantine away from others for 10 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department if you are not vaccinated. If your test is negative and you have symptoms, you should continue to self-quarantine away from others for 10 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department, if you are not vaccinated.

If you are a student, please review the Fall 2021 COVID Disruption Protocol for On-Campus/Residential Classes to familiarize yourself with the protocols should you encounter an unexpected disruption due to COVID.

Denver Seminary encourages all eligible employees to receive their vaccination; however, this currently is not mandatedEach employee is encouraged to make the most responsible decision in light of their own personal circumstances.

Denver Seminary strongly recommends wearing a mask inside campus buildings whether or not you are vaccinated. 

If you are a Kaiser Permanente member, please go to KP.org for more information about registering for the vaccine. If you are not a Kaiser member check with your healthcare or insurance provider.  

The Tri-County Health Department also provides vaccine information on their website

Do not come to campus if you have tested positive, have been exposed to COVID-19 if you are not vaccinated, or you have symptoms or feel ill. If you are on campus and you start to feel ill or exhibit symptoms of COVID, please leave campus immediately.

Denver Seminary strongly recommends wearing a mask inside campus buildings whether vaccinated or not. 

Clients and counselors are required to wear masks during counseling sessions in the Denver Counseling Center.

As of October 14, 2021 there have been 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Denver Seminary community:

October 2021, 0 active, 0 cleared
September 2021, 0 active, 1 cleared
August 2021, 0 active, 3 cleared
July 2021: 1 cleared
June 2021: 0 cases
May 2021: 0 cases
April 2021: 1 cleared
March 2021: 3 cleared
February 2021: 3 cleared
January 2021: 1 cleared
December 2020: 5 cleared
November 2020: 4 cleared
October 2020: 2 cleared
July 2020: 1 cleared
March 2020: 2 cleared

On-campus classes and events are resuming to pre-Covid occupancy.

Buildings are open during the following days and times.

 

Administration Building: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for drop ins and appointments. Zoom and phone appointments are available.

 

Library:

Monday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Student Center:
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Wild Goose Coffee Shop
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID whether on campus or off campus,  please contact CovidResponse@denverseminary.edu. If you are caring for someone who has presented COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus if you are not fully vaccinated.

There are currently no travel restrictions from the CDC.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), provides updated information and guidance as it becomes available. The CDC notes that the risk is higher for older populations as well as those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease.

The virus is thought to spread:
-From person-to-person with the first symptoms appearing within 2-14 days after exposure.
-Between people who are in close contact with one another.
-Through respiratory droplets and aerosols produced by an infected person.
-Via pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people who have the virus and do not know it.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, ear ache, loss of taste or smell.