Returning to Mines

A tool kit for safely returning to campus

to Mines

A tool kit for safely
returning to campus

Employee Health Screening

All employees working on campus must take their own temperature at the start of each work day, as well as assess for COVID-19 symptoms, and complete an independent health screening before each work shift using the online health screen app or paper form. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home and contact your supervisor.

Symptoms are fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

Release from Isolation

Do not come to work and do remain in isolation until all of the following are true:

  • No fever for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce fever during that time.
  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, the cough or shortness of breath have improved)
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

If you are laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 positive but do not have any symptoms, you will be excluded from work until 10 days have passed since your first COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming you have not subsequently developed symptoms since the positive test. If you do develop any COVID-19 symptoms, you must meet the Release from Isolation criteria above before returning to work.

If you begin having symptoms at work (see Colorado’s symptom screening guidance here), you must leave work immediately and cannot return until the information above is confirmed. Inform your supervisor immediately by phone/email and, if possible, fill out an updated Mines health screening form.


You will need to self-quarantine if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  1. You have been identified as someone who has had close contact with a COVID case and were instructed to quarantine by either a county public health official or by a member of the Mines COVID Response Initiator Team (CRIT).
  2. You are getting ill and think you might have COVID-19. Symptoms, especially early on, may be mild and feel like a common cold. Early symptoms could include a combination of cough, body aches, fatigue, and chest tightness. Some people may not develop fever or fever may not appear until several days into the illness.

Staff members who have been instructed to return to work on campus and have concerns about doing so due to a medical condition that places them in a high-risk group, those who are pregnant or those who wish to seek ADA Reasonable Accommodations related to returning to the workplace should contact Human Resources at or call 303-273-3250.

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