Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

COVID Information

COVID-related information for CIRES employees

(updated 09/16/2021)

CIRES is working with CU Boulder and NOAA to protect employees and curb the spread of COVID-19.

Procedures for returning to campus or NOAA

For those working on CU Boulder campus:

  • First check CU Boulder’s FAQ page CU Boulder Return to Fall 2021.
  • You must discuss your return to in-person work with your supervisor.
  • Those who wish to continue work remotely in any capacity, please see new guidance and online forms here (which require supervisor review or approval).
    • Whether you are requesting a hybrid schedule or not,  you must fill out your schedule on  the Online Remote Work Agreement tool.
    • If you are requesting to work fully remote, you are required to take two actions:   
      • Complete the Fully Remote Work Request (InsideCIRES), and if approved 
      • Submit your Online Remote Work agreement to log your planned schedule.
      • This option requires supervisor approval, as well as unit leadership or federal partner concurrence (as appropriate), and final approval by the Director of CIRES.
  • Submission timeline: Where possible, please complete agreements at least 2 weeks in advance of the proposed schedule start date.

  • Masks are required in public indoor spaces on CU Boulder campus, regardless of vaccination status. Please see the masking guidance for CU Boulder campus here.

  • All employees were required to submit proof of vaccination or exemption by September 15. Information can be found here

For those working at NOAA/DSRC:

  • All employees were required to submit proof of vaccination or exemption by September 15. Information can be found here.

  • All staff working in DSRC must follow DOC and NOAA guidelines as well as the DSRC Reintegration Plan and addendums (requires NOAA login).

  • Currently, DSRC is operating in Phase 1 (essential and critical work only) and any access to the DOC campus and DSRC must be approved by the laboratory or program leadership on site. Please consult with your laboratory or program leadership if you have questions or concerns.

  • If you are not yet approved to return to work at the DSRC, please consult your supervisor and NOAA leadership before changing your workplace.

  • For a one-time visit to DSRC, NOAA approval is required; CIRES approval is not. Please be sure to fill out the access logs when you complete your visit.

  • Masks are required at NOAA regardless of vaccination status. Current NOAA masking guidelines can be found here.

  • Vaccination attestation forms must be kept on your person at all times. Electronic copies on your phone are acceptable. NOAA policies and procedures are evolving rapidly. Questions? Please speak with your NOAA science advisor.

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