The following message was sent to Mines faculty, staff and graduate students on 4/22/20:

Dear Campus Community:

As you may have read, Colorado’s response to COVID-19 will enter a new phase next week, with “Safer at Home” beginning Monday, April 27. State and Jefferson County officials are currently finalizing guidance and expect to release more details sometime this week. In anticipation of that guidance and based on timelines provided by the Governor, Colorado School of Mines is extending its remote work operation through May 3, 2020.

As a reminder, under remote work operations, all employees who have not previously been identified by their supervisors to work on campus are expected to remain off campus and work remotely. The process for assessing critical research activities will continue as described at

Additional details for May 4 and beyond will be forthcoming based on state and local guidance. What we do know is that higher education institutions are expected to continue their suspension of normal in-person instruction. This matches Mines’ earlier decision to continue remote learning for all classes through Summer I.

Thank you again for all that you are doing to support our community and our students.