Coronavirus Response Updates

Coronavirus Response Updates

Denver Seminary’s COVID-19 FAQs  

July 29, 2021

Please contact  with any COVID-related questions, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you have been exposed to COVID and are not vaccinated, or you are presumptive positive (exposure to a known case of COVID and exhibiting symptoms). 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.

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, please do NOT attend classes or come to campus.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

What should I do if I experience symptoms of COVID-19 or if I have been exposed?

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 are waiting for your COVID-19 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. 

What are Denver Seminary’s vaccine protocols?

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

 

Masks are not required on campus if you are fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you are encouraged to wear a mask inside and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance. 

 

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 

 

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

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.

Masks and social distancing are not required if you are fully vaccinated. If you are not, you are encouraged to wear a mask inside campus buildings and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance. 

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

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

As of July 29, 2021 there have been 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Denver Seminary community:

July 2021: 0 active, 1 cleared
June 2021: 0 active, 0 cleared
May 2021: 0 active, 0 cleared
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

Will classes or events be canceled at Denver Seminary?

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

What are the hours for campus buildings?

Denver Seminary will continue normal operations with the necessary adaptations in place. Buildings are open during the following days and times.

Building Hours 

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

Library: 
Monday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed

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. 

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 housemates, and yourself if someone becomes infected. Read more here. If you live in Campus Housing and you or your housemate becomes infected, please contact . If you are caring for someone who has presented COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you not come to campus if you are not fully vaccinated. 

Are there any travel restrictions? 

There are currently no travel restrictions from the CDC. 

Is the library open?

The library is open during these times:
Monday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed

Is Campus Housing open?

Student Housing is open to residents. If you live in Campus Housing and you or your housemates becomes infected, please contact . 

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 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, loss of taste or smell.

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