TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE COVID FACILITY PROTOCOLS
During this COVID-19 pandemic your health and safety is utmost importance to us when attending a continuing education course at Colorado State University. In these ever-changing times we will adhere to strict guidelines of the University, State and the CDC. If you have any questions or specific requests please contact us at [email protected]. Below are the current precautions that we have implemented with our courses.
Visiting CE Course Attendees and Instructors:
Your safety and the protection of our CE and research teams are of utmost priority. Therefore, we adhere to a set of COVID-19 Guidelines provided to us by the CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team in cooperation with county and state authorities.
Visiting CE Course Attendees and Instructors that have documentation verifying that they are at least 2 weeks after their final dose of an approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccine do NOT need to be tested prior to joining our courses, providing there are no current clinical signs of disease.
Visiting CE Course Attendees and Instructors that have not completed a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine protocol must have a negative COVID test on a sample collected within 72 hours of travel and be asymptomatic.
Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19: COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information.
The Abbott ID NOW or Rapid Antigen (BinaxNOW) tests are available at Walgreen’s & other sites are appropriate. Results for the ID NOW test are often available in less than 24 hours and for the Rapid Antigen test may be in as little 1 hour. Of course, it is advisable to plan ahead to verify that the necessary test is available and make a testing appointment if necessary.
The FDA has now approved 3 different home collected SARS-CoV-2 tests and negative results in these assays are also acceptable.
Learn more in the below document
Below is our latest protocol for those visitors who have tested + for COVID in the past:
If a person tested COVID+ more than 90 days ago, we require a negative rna test (such as ID NOW) or rapid antigen COVID test within 72 hours of travel.
If a person tested COVID+ less than 90 days ago, dated documentation of their + test AND a dated letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating that they’ve been cleared for travel will serve as “documentation of recovery” such that they can be admitted to our CE Course. The documentation of recovery is good for 90 days from the day of the positive test.
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