Coronavirus Response Updates

Coronavirus Response Updates

Denver Seminary’s COVID-19 FAQs  

September 29, 2020

If you have questions or concerns regarding Denver Seminary's response to COVID-19, please email  

Denver Seminary is offering both residential and virtual course options this Fall. The safety and well-being of the Denver Seminary community—students, faculty, and staff—remains a top priority. Please see "What are students, faculty, staff and visitors expected to do while on the campus to protect the community?" for guidance on expectations for safety. 

Contact with any COVID related questions or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumptive positive (exposure to a known case of COVID and exhibiting symptoms) to facilitate contract tracing and receive advising about campus return.

If you have questions about F-1 student visas, please contact the Dean of Students

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See the FAQs below for building hours.

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.

If you have questions, please email  

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

Frequently Asked Questions 

What should I do if I experience symptoms of COVID-19?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell. If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who is presumptive positive (has been exposed to someone with the virus and has symptoms), please contact . In addition:

-Monitor yourself closely for symptoms over the next 14 days.
-Do not come to campus if you have symptoms.
-Leave immediately if you return to campus and start to feel ill.

If you are experiencing symptoms, seek medical help immediately from a healthcare facility or private physician and do not come to campus.

CDC recommendations if you have symptoms

What are students, faculty, staff, and visitors expected to do while on the campus to protect the community?

We ask anyone who comes on campus to commit to the following practices that promote a safe environment.

Personal Protective Measures
-Wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth when in public campus spaces, including in classrooms, acknowledging that “my mask protects you, and your mask protects me.”
-Make every effort to remain at least 6 feet away from others and work to keep space when others pass by in the hallways.   
-Wear masks outside when meeting with others if 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. 
-Wash hands often and use hand sanitizer on a regular basis while on campus.  
-Be mindful and observant of any instructional signs, classroom spacing, or posted guidelines. 
-Find creative, non-touch ways to acknowledge and greet others on campus.  

Health Status 
-Bear the responsibility for not coming to campus when feeling ill or when advised by a medical professional.  Students, please be in touch with your faculty directly to arrange class participation via Zoom until you are able to return.
-Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and ensure temperature is normal before coming on campus.  
-Contact with any COVID related questions or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumptive positive (exposure to a known case of COVID and exhibiting symptoms) to facilitate contract tracing and receive advising about campus return.

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Denver Seminary community?

As of September 29, there have been 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Denver Seminary community. If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please reach out to

Will classes or events be canceled at Denver Seminary?

Denver Seminary is offering both residential and virtual course options this fall. The safety and well-being of the Denver Seminary community—students, faculty and staff—remains a top priority. We are asking all students who come on campus to commit to the following practices that promote a safe environment.

What are the hours for the campus buildings?

Denver Seminary will continue normal operations with the necessary adaptations in place. Buildings are open during the following days and times. The number of people allowed in buildings will be restricted with no exceptions. Online/Zoom appointments are preferred, during standard business hours.

Building Hours 

Administration Building: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for drop ins and appointments. Zoom and phone appointments are available and encouraged.

Library: Patrons will be limited up to 50% occupancy. A time limit may be imposed to be in the library if there is a queue for entry.
Monday: Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Student Center: The Student Center will be open with seating arranged for social distancing. Please do not move or rearrange the furniture.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday –  Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wild Goose Coffee Shop
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 4 p.m. – 5:30 pm
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Denver Counseling Center: Clients and counselors - meet by appointment only.
Monday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

What if someone in my household contracts COVID-19. How do I protect myself and others from getting it?

The CDC provides recommendations for taking care of your home, your family members or roommates, and yourself if someone becomes infected. Read more here. If you live in Campus Housing and you or your roommate becomes infected, please contact If you are caring for someone who has presented COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you not come to campus. 

Are there any travel restrictions? 

There are currently no travel restrictions from the CDC. 

Is the library open?

Library: Patrons will be limited up to 50% occupancy. A time limit may be imposed to be in the library if there is a queue for entry.
Monday:
Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:
Closed

All campus COVID protocols are in effect in the library. We encourage working offsite using digital materials when at all possible. For help with electronic resources, please contact Charlotte Nutter.

Is Campus Housing open?

Student Housing is open to residents. 

If you have a maintenance request, you will receive a phone call prior to a staff member coming to your apartment. You must take this call and participate in a health screening before staff will be able to provide service to your apartment. Please do not let anyone who does not live in your home enter if you are showing any symptoms of any illness, COVID-19 related or not.

Please follow the current social distancing guidelines; remain a minimum of 6-feet apart and avoid gatherings, whether you are inside your home or outside.

Laundry rooms are being disinfected daily. However, please practice guidelines for sanitation and wipe down all washing machine and dryer faces and door handles whenever you use the appliances. 

What do I need to know about the coronavirus/COVID-19?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19. 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. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19. 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 mainly 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. 

Wearing a mask can help you prevent the spread of the virus. 

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, loss of taste or smell.

The virus can spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds is recommended. 

Please note the following recommendations from the CDC and Denver Seminary:


-Face coverings are mandatory on campus.
-Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance between yourself and others, and do not spend time in groups of people.
-Avoid contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow. Do not sneeze or cough on your hands.
-Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
-If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  

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