Covid-19 Guidelines

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.

All CE course participants (registrants, instructors, vendors) MUST:

  • Be symptom-free each day to enter the building. 
  • Wear a mask at all times indoors, other than when eating or drinking, and practice safe social distancing at all times. 
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly throughout the day as well as before/after meals, restroom use, etc.
  • Report through the COVID Reporter if exposed or has tested positive. 
  • Attest that they are fully vaccinated AND have received a booster per the following:
    • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, booster at least six months after completing your first vaccine series.
    • Johnson and Johnson vaccine, booster at least two months after you received your first vaccine.

Vaccination and Booster Exemptions may only be granted as detailed below:

  • Those CE visitors who cannot or will not voluntarily attest that they are fully vaccinated and boostered may receive an exemption provided that they can demonstrate proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test from a certified testing facility within 48 hours of their first course attendance, and every 3-4 days thereafter. 

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. Learn more.

The Abbott ID NOW or Rapid Antigen (BinaxNOW) tests are available at Walgreens and 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. 

Protocol for visitors who have tested positive for COVID

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 positive less than 90 days ago, dated documentation of their positive test AND a dated letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating that they have 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.   

Questions?
Contact: [email protected]