CU Cancer Center COVID-19 Precautions

The safety and health of our patients and staff is our top priority. The CU Cancer Center is working closely with our clinical partners at UCHealth to enact the highest levels of precautions for everyone involved. Here are just a few ways our clinical partners are keeping you safe:


  • Valet parking has been temporarily put on hold at many UCHealth facilities and hospitals to help keep you and your family safe by limiting close contact. At University of Colorado Hospital, valet parking is still available at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP) Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please leave yourself additional time to park your own vehicle. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Separating patients with suspected infections from healthy patients. Every UCHealth facility has designated negative pressure spaces, where caregivers can isolate and treat people who are concerned that they might have symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious illnesses, like the flu. We are accustomed to caring for the sick, while keeping healthy people well. Do not hesitate to get the care you need.
  • Limiting visitors to protect patients and providers.
  • Protecting our medical providers. UCHealth has plenty of protective equipment on hand and we will do all we can to take great care of our extraordinary caregivers so they, in turn, can take great care of you.


A special message from Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, Director of the CU Cancer Center 

Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, Director of the CU Cancer Center

More messages from our doctors:

Daniel Pollyea, MD, offers words of encouragement during COVID-19

Victor Villalobos, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office discusses the impact of COVID-19

Cheryl Meguid, NP, director of the multi-disciplinary clinics at the CU Cancer Center

Chris Lieu, MD, oncologist at CU Cancer Center, discusses what cancer patients should know during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 & Mental Health



Helpful Links 

CDC Tips for Coping with Stress

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

Feeling Anxious About Coronavirus? There’s an App for That.

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is fueling demand for digital mental health tools. Look over the list below for free websites and apps that can help during these uncertain times.

How Not to Just Clean but Disinfect Your House

Same as washing your hands, proper disinfecting also involves elbow grease – you want to rub the stuff in, pick up much of the virus, and assume the remnant disinfectant will terminate the rest.

Mental Health Resources for Parents

Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Reduce Boredom

Need something to keep the kids entertained at home? Here’s something cool from Colorado Public Radio.

Fun Activity for the Kids

Governor Jared Polis has announced a Mask Design Competition. This is a great opportunity for Colorado kids to be creative and have fun while they're home.


The Colorado Department of Health and Environment is answering your questions about the coronavirus.


Is It Allergies or Coronavirus?

In the midst of the pandemic, it is not surprising that some people with seasonal allergies are concerned their symptoms could be coronavirus. The experts say your history will help you decide.

Reducing Fear

It is normal to be scared, distressed, or angry when there is a new infectious disease outbreak in our communities. Fear is a natural response to the unknown, and we are still figuring out how COVID-19 will affect our families and our communities. We need to be careful that fear is not what we spread across our communities. When we take actions that help us be prepared, healthy, and informed, we can spread calm instead.


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