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WE'RE GOING TO CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

[A. 8:00 a.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 - CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING - Chair Glen Gallegos presiding]

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EFFIE, WILL YOU TAKE ROLL, PLEASE? YES. REGENT CARSON.

HERE.

REGENT GANAHL. HERE. REGENT GRIEGO. HERE. REGENT HILL.

HERE. REGENT KROLL. HERE. REGENT SHARKEY. HERE. REGENT SCHOEMAKER.

HERE. REGENT SMITH. HERE. AND CHAIR GALLEGOS. HERE.

APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S TIME THIS MORNING AND ESPECIALLY OUR GUESTS.

SO WE WILL EITHER PRESIDENT KENNEDY OR CHANCER ELLIMAN INTRODUCE THEM WHEN THE TIME COMES? ALL THE AGENDA WILL BE PUBLICLY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC MEETING, WE'LL GO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AT THAT TIME.

WE'LL TAKE A SHORT RECESS AND CONVENE THE EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH A NUMBER THAT'S BEEN PROVIDED. REGENT HILL, WOULD YOU DO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE FOR US, PLEASE? SURE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE GONNA START WITH ITEM NUMBER ONE AND IT'S PRESIDENT KENNEDY REGARDING THE UNIVERSITY'S RESPONSE TO COVID.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY. THANK YOU.

HOPEFULLY I'M ABLE TO SHOW MY SCREEN HERE SO I CAN WRITE YOU THROUGH A COUPLE OF SLIDES.

IT SHOULD BE COMING UP IN A SECOND.

WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH YOU TODAY.

GIVE YOU AN UPDATE. YOU GOT SOME GOOD PRESENTATIONS COMING FROM CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN AND DR.

BUT JUST A QUICK UPDATE ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON AS WE CONSIDER NEXT STEPS. I WANT TO, FIRST OF ALL, APPRECIATE THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU.

THE REGENTS ARE DOING.

YOU'VE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.

RECENTLY, YOU RECOGNIZED THE FACULTY AND STAFF FOR THE GREAT QUALITY WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING. AND I APPRECIATE THE WAY WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER DURING THIS PERIOD.

I WANT TO ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE FACULTY AND STAFF.

THEY WOULD PREFER TO BE AROUND A TABLE LIKE THIS, HAVING THE CONVERSATION WITH OUR STUDENTS, BUT HAVE DONE EXTRAORDINARY WORK TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT SAME TYPE OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO THE BEST POSSIBLE REMOTELY.

I THINK WE ALL JOIN IN THANKING OUR PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES THAT CLINICAL WORKERS THAT ARE PROVIDING FABULOUS CARE DURING THIS SERVICE PERIOD.

SO LOTS OF THANKS GO OUT TO MANY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE DURING THIS PERIOD.

WHEN IT COMES TO THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE LED THROUGH THE TRIAGE PERIOD.

NOW WE'RE IN THE STABILIZATION PERIOD.

WHAT DOES OUR PICTURE LOOK LIKE? I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT, YES, WE EXPECT THE STATE REVENUE TO BE DOWN AND TDD WILL BE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT A STATE REVENUE FORECAST THAT WE'VE RECENTLY DONE.

BUT WE CONTINUE TO BE WORKING HARD ON FEDERAL STIMULUS AND RELIEF FUNDS THAT WE HOPE WILL HELP FILL THOSE HOLES.

AS YOU KNOW, WE DID HAVE ONE JOINT LETTER TO THE FEDERAL DELEGATION FROM ALL OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES.

WORKING ON THE NEED, MAKING SURE THEY UNDERSTAND OUR NEEDS AND WHAT WE NEED TO REALLY KEEP THE FIRES OF HIGHER EDUCATION BURNING HERE IN COLORADO.

WE RECENTLY ISSUED A SECOND LETTER LAST WEEK.

AGAIN, WITH ALL OF THE HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS IN COLORADO JOINING US, IN MANY CASES THE STATE WILL DETERMINE THE DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE FEDERAL FUNDS IN SOME CASES.

IT COMES MORE DIRECTLY, BUT WE CONTINUE TO BE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR FEDERAL DELEGATION, WITH THE STATE, WITH OUR FELLOW UNIVERSITIES, BECAUSE THIS WILL BE VITALLY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING THE POSITION WE'RE ULTIMATELY IN.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT, THOUGH, THAT WE WON'T REALLY KNOW UNTIL MID-MAY.

IT'S PERHAPS THE BEGINNING EITHER MID-MAY OR THE THIRD WEEK OF MAY.

THEY WILL HAVE AN EARLY SENSE AS TO WHERE THE STATE WILL COME DOWN, HOW THOSE FEDERAL DISTRIBUTIONS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO US, AND IT'S AT THAT TIME THAT WE'RE GOING TO LIKELY BE MAKING THOSE DECISIONS AS TO WHAT WE MIGHT NEED TO DO.

IT WOULD BE REALLY WITHOUT THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS EARLIER.

I WOULD LIKE TO JUST REMIND US THAT AS WE'RE MAKING ALL THESE DECISIONS AS TO HOW DO WE ADJUST TO THESE CHALLENGING TIMES, THAT THERE'S THREE DIFFERENT BUCKETS OF REVENUE STREAMS, THAT WE GET THE TUITION AND FEES CLEARLY FROM AN OPERATING PERSPECTIVE.

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A RESEARCH ENDOWMENT ARE MORE RESTRICTED FUNDS THAT ARE DEVOTED TO A SPECIFIC EFFORT.

AND THE EXHILARATE FUNDS, THE RESIDENCE HALLS, DINING, PARKING BOOKSTORES THAT PUTTING SO MANY OTHERS THAT REALLY HAVE THEIR OWN INCOME STATEMENTS AND RELY ON THEIR OWN REVENUE.

LET ME JUST CHAT ABOUT EACH OF THOSE BRIEFLY.

IT'S IMPORTANT ON THE AUXILARY TO UNDERSTAND THAT A RESIDENT HALLS DEPEND ON HOUSING CONTRACTS. YOU'RE NOT REALLY A FUNCTION OF A TUITION OR STATE FUNDING.

SIMILARLY, WITH DINING FACILITIES THAT RELY ON A MEAL PLANS OR COUNTER SALES, THE BOOKS, THOSE THAT RELY ON SALES, THE PARKING FEES, REC CENTERS THAT ARE TYPICALLY NOT FUNDED BY THE UNIVERSITY ITSELF, BUT ARE FUNDED BY STUDENT FEES TO BOTH PAY FOR THE OPERATING STAFF. AND THOSE FACILITIES ARE ON BONDS THAT ARE SECURED NOT BY THE UNIVERSITY, BUT BY STUDENT FEES. OUR CLINICAL REVENUE AND SHOOTS RELIES A LOT ON DELIVERING ELECTIVE CARE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT IN THESE RECENT WEEKS WE HAVEN'T BEEN ALLOWED TO.

WE'VE CHOSEN NOT TO PROVIDE ELECTIVE CARE, TO MAKE ROOM FOR CORONAVIRUS THAT HAS HAD IT HAD AN IMPACT. AND CLEARLY, ATHLETICS DEPENDS ON NOT JUST TICKET SALES AND SPONSORSHIP, BUT CONFERENCE REVENUES.

I THINK A LOT OF DEBATE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GONNA BE BACK ON CAMPUS IN FALL.

I WOULD JUST POINT OUT TO YOU THAT BOTH SHE HAS SAID THAT HE THINKS SCHOOLS WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN IN THE FALL.

BUT IN HIS VIEW, IT'S LIKELY THAT WE WOULD BE OPEN IN THE FALL.

THERE IS NO CERTAINTIES, PARTICULARLY DURING THIS TIME.

BUT I THINK WE'VE ALL SEEN A CHANGE IN BOTH THE CAPABILITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN RECENT WEEKS. CLEARLY NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT PUTS US AT RISK VIS-A-VIS THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

BUT THERE IS PROGRESS THAT WE EXPECT TO BE FURTHER MADE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.

AND WHEN WE CONSIDER THOSE FALL OPENINGS, CLEARLY, FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE'RE GOING TO BE TAKING GUIDANCE FROM OUR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, THE STATE, THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS.

AND WE CONTINUE TO BE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM.

AMONGST THE CONSIDERATIONS ARE BUILDING ACCESS AND AND HOW THAT CAN BE OR SHOULD BE CONTROLLED DURING A FALL OPENING.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH RESIDENCE HALLS, DINING FACILITIES AT PHYSICAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES, WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE, CONSIDERATION OF THINGS LIKE USING OVERSIZED CLASSROOMS TO ALLOW THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING OR IF CLASSES ARE ABOVE A LIMIT, WHERE WHERE THE EITHER SPLIT THOSE OR CONTINUE TO DO JUST THOSE CLASSES THAT ARE OVER THE LIMIT.

AND THEN WE CAN'T SPLIT TO DO THOSE ONLINE STAGGERED LAB USE SO THAT WE HAVE LESS PEOPLE SITTING AT THE BACK BENCH WITH SANITISING AND BETWEEN WHATEVER THE PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES WOULD BE ON MASKS OR HAND SANITIZERS.

AND AS IT RELATES TO OUR OFFICES, I THINK WE'RE GONNA FIND THAT SOME OF THOSE POSITIONS CAN REMAIN REMOTE WITHOUT HAVING MUCH SACRIFICE OF PERFORMANCE AND FOR THE OTHERS.

CAN WE CONSIDER STAGGERED SCHEDULES TO ALLOW FOR MORE PHYSICAL DISTANCING? THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY VARIABLES THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED ON EACH CAMPUS AT 1800 GRAND AND WE'VE ALREADY COMMENCED A REGULAR DIALOG SO THAT OUR FOUR CAMPUSES IN 1800 GRAND ARE TALKING TOGETHER, SHARING BEST IDEAS, AND COMING UP WITH A MORE COORDINATED APPROACH. BUT AGAIN, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO COME TO A CONCLUSION UNTIL LATER ON IN MAY AT THE EARLIEST.

AS IT RELATES TO RESTRICTED REVENUE, AS YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO GET REIMBURSED FOR RESEARCH, YOU NEED TO RESEARCH. SO WE'RE ANXIOUS TO GET BACK IN THE RESEARCH LABS.

WE WORK HARD AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL TO HAVE THAT FUNDS BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO PAY THAT THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE ENGAGED IN RESEARCH AT THE TIME WHEN THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO BE IN THEIR LABS.

IT WILL DEPEND ON THE FLOWS OF GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MOVING FORWARD.

BUT WE ALL WE'RE BRINGING INTO A STOREHOUSE OF GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AND CONTINUING TO WORK ON MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE ACCESSING THAT.

AND WE STILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN AN ENGAGEMENT TO THE BEST EXTENT WE CAN REMOTELY ON THE FUNDRAISING SIDE IN ENGAGING OUR BEST DONORS IN EACH CAMPUS.

SET UP A FUND SPECIFIC TO HOW WE CAN HELP OUT WITH OUR FACULTY STAFF DURING THIS PERIOD OF STRESS, AS WELL AS RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES, THAT WE CAN BE A MEANINGFUL PART OF THE SOLUTION.

AS YOU WILL HEAR FROM CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN, I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT ONE RECENT GRANT THAT WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IN UCCS RECEIVED A $8 MILLION OR A COMBINATION OF CONTRIBUTION

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MATCHING PLEDGE FROM LYDA HILL THAT WOULD FUND A 15.75 MILLION NATIONAL RESILIENCE INSTITUTE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS JUST BEING ANNOUNCED IN THE GAZETTE IN RECENT DAYS. SO THERE ARE VERY GENEROUS DONORS THAT CONTINUE TO STEP FORWARD TO HELP US PLAY A MEANINGFUL PART IN HELPING OUR STATE AND NATION THROUGH THIS PERIOD.

THE BUDGET BALANCING OPTIONS AGAIN.

IT WOULD BE REALLY IRRESPONSIBLE FOR US TO BE SPECULATING ON ALL THOSE BECAUSE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE UNTIL LATE MAY.

THE LONG BILL IN THE HOUSE IN THE LEGISLATURE IS SLATED TO BE COMING OUT AROUND THAT TIME. ONCE WE KNOW THAT, WE'RE GOING TO BE POISED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND WILL TAKE PLACES, THEN WE'VE ALREADY HAD A HIRING CHILL IN PLACE, MEANING THAT EVEN FOR REPLACEMENTS, WE'RE SCRUTINIZING WHETHER THEY NEED TO BE HIRING CHILL AS OPPOSED TO FREEZE BECAUSE THERE ARE STILL MANY STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS.

WE NEED TO BE LOOKING FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE, WHETHER IT BE TIGHTENING OUR OUR CAPABILITIES ON ONLINE OR ADVANCING I.T.

INITIATIVES. WE'RE ALSO LOOKING ACROSS THE BOARD HOW WE CAN RESTRAIN SPENDING AT THIS TIME. AND YOU MAY SEE SMALL POCKETS, YOU LIKELY WE'LL SEE SMALL POCKETS OF AUXILLARY FURLOUGHS AND NOW BEING CONSIDERED.

AGAIN, EACH OF THOSE AUXILLARY UNITS ARE DEPENDENT ON THEIR OWN REVENUE STREAM TO THE EXTENT THAT HAS CEASED.

WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO DO FURLOUGHS, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO PAY THOSE PEOPLE BACK AS SOON AS WE'RE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO CONTINUE THOSE ACTIVITIES.

AND IT'S IN GREAT PART.

IN THIS PART IS WHAT ARE THE CONSIDERATIONS, WHY WE'RE WORKING SO HARD TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO BE AT.

BE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN THE FALL, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

SO THAT'S MY PRESENTATION, CHAIRMAN.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS THAT REGENTS MAY HAVE.

WE'LL TAKE A FEW MINUTES FOR QUESTIONS.

SO REGENTS, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING, JUMP IN.

GLENN, THIS IS SUE, I HAVE A QUESTION.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD CLEARLY, MARK.

WERE YOU SAYING IT WOULD BE LATE MADE TO DETERMINE IF WE WOULD HAVE A FALL OPENING ON CAMPUS? I DOUBT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A DECISION BEFORE.

IT'S GOING TO BE MID-MAY, AT LEAST.

I MEAN, I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO FIND THAT, AS YOU KNOW, BOULDER HAS THEIR THEIR DECISIONS AS TO RATES OF ENROLLMENT.

SOONER THAN MANY OF THE OTHER CAMPUSES IN THE STATE.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A COORDINATED APPROACH TO FACILITATE BOTH BOULDER BEING ABLE TO MAKE A DECISION AT THE TIME THEY NEED TO, AS WELL AS AS THE OTHER CAMPUSES ARE BEING INFORMED AS TO CONSIDERATIONS THAT BOULDER IS GOING THROUGH.

I WOULD SIMILARLY SAY THAT BOULDER IS IN CLOSE CONSULTATION WITH ITS CONFERENCE AND THE AAU. I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GONNA BE SEEING US ACTING SORT OF AS A AS A LONE PERSON IN THIS DIALOG AND DISCUSSION.

THE AAU AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES ARE PROBABLY GOING TO COME TO A CONCLUSION AS TO WHEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT DECISION AND WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO DO IN THE FALL.

SO WE'RE WORKING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE AS POISED AS POSSIBLE TO COME BACK AND FALL, THAT WE'VE THOUGHT THROUGH ALL THE OPTIONS THAT THERE ARE.

BUT IN MANY WAYS, WE'RE ALSO MAINTAINING CLOSE CONTACT, NOT JUST WITH THE OFFICIALS THAT ARE THE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, BUT BUT ALSO THE OTHER UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME DECISIONS.

BUT I WOULD NOT EXPECT YOU'RE GOING TO BE SEEING ANY DECISIONS AS RELATES TO FALL PRIOR TO MID MAY. OK.

AND AS A FOLLOW UP, WOULD THAT APPLY AS WELL TO ATHLETICS AND PRIMARILY FOOTBALL BEING A BIG REVENUE GENERATOR? SO IN THE END, IF IF WHATEVER DECISION HAS BEEN MADE OR WILL BE MADE FOR FALL, ARE THEY ALSO CONSIDERING HOLDING FOOTBALL GAMES WITH EMPTY STADIUMS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF TELEVISING THE GAMES TO HELP TO GENERATE SOME REVENUE TOWARDS ATHLETICS? SO I FROM ALL I CAN UNDERSTAND, THERE IS NO NEED TO MAKE A FOOTBALL DECISION BEFORE THE END OF MAY AT THE EARLIEST.

THAT, AS YOU PERHAPS RECENTLY SAW THE CALL THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD WITH THE HEAD OF ALL THE MAJOR LEAGUES, THAT THAT'S BEING CLOSELY COORDINATED AMONGST THE CONFERENCES.

AND I THINK YOU'LL BE SEEING THOSE DECISIONS EXPLORING MULTIPLE OPTIONS, ONE OF WHICH COULD BE INCLUDING JUST HAVING THEM TELEVISED.

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BUT BUT THOSE NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE MADE.

WHAT YOU'RE SEEING AS YOU'RE SEEING THE CONFERENCES JUST SPECULATING OR THROWING OUT IDEAS AS THE OPTIONS AS TO HOW THEY COULD BE DONE.

THERE ARE MULTIPLE OPTIONS HOW THAT COULD BE DONE.

THOSE ARE GOING TO BE MADE AND NOT AT THE SEA LEVEL, BUT AT THE AT THE CONFERENCE LEVEL.

OK. AND THOSE ARE LIKELY A LATE MAY DECISION AT EARLIEST.

OK. WE'LL TAKE ANOTHER QUESTION OR TWO.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION. GLENN, THIS IS I MEAN, MARK, ARE THEY ARE YOU ALSO LOOKING AT TUITION OPTIONS IF, YOU KNOW, DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND SERVICE WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS? YEAH. ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE DIFFERENCES THERE, WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE? BECAUSE I'M ASSUMING IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT IF WE WENT ONLINE AS OPPOSED TO BEING ABLE TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM.

YOU KNOW, PART OF THE REASON WHY WE HAVE DELAYED PROPOSING TO WHAT WE WOULD DO ON TUITION AND OTHER ITEMS UNTIL LATER IS TO ALLOW US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT WE WILL BE DELIVERING IN THE FALL.

SO WE WILL. WE ARE ALL THOSE FACTORS.

BUT AGAIN, A LOT OF OUR ENERGIES ARE FOCUSED ON HOW WE CAN, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, BE UP AND RUNNING ON CAMPUS IN SOME FORM IN FALL.

AND WE'LL PROBABLY BE MAKING SOME OF THOSE DECISIONS COINCIDENT WITH US MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION TO AS IT RELATES TO TUITION.

SO, YES, THE THE MODALITY THAT WE CAN DELIVER WILL BE WE WILL CONSIDER THAT AND INTO OUR RECOMMENDATION TO YOU AS RELATED TUITION.

OKAY. THANK YOU. ONE MORE QUESTION, I'VE GOT A QUESTION.

SO I'M HEARING FROM A LOT OF PARENTS WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FRUSTRATION THAT THEY NEED TO DECIDE BY MAY 1.

AND JUST BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS SO UNCERTAIN, THERE ARE ACADEMIC ADVISERS THAT ARE SUGGESTING THAT STUDENTS TAKE A YEAR OFF AND BEFORE THEY GO TO COLLEGE.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION WITH THE AAU AS FAR AS PERHAPS EXTENDING THE DEADLINE, THE MAY 1ST DEADLINE FOR MAKING A DECISION TO ATTEND A PARTICULAR CAMPUS? FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO THAT THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS THEY'RE HAVING AMONGST THE AAU AND THE CONFERENCES.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THAT DEADLINE, WHICH THEY ALL SHARE, MAY 1 NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED OR MODIFIED IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER.

I WOULD EXPECT, AGAIN, THAT DECISION WOULD NOT BE A LONE DECISION THAT CU BOULDER WOULD MAKE, BUT THAT WOULD BE SORT OF A CONSENSUS AMONGST MANY OF THEIR PEER INSTITUTIONS.

SO I KNOW THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE SOME CALLS ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE BASIS DISCUSSING THOSE ISSUES. BUT I WOULD EXPECT THAT WOULD BE MORE OF A COORDINATED DECISION AS OPPOSED TO SINGLE DECISION. SO IT'S NOT JUST CU THAT HAS MAINTAINED THAT MAY ONE DAY.

IT'S A FEW INCOMPARABLE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE.

AND MY GUESS IS THAT ANY FLEXIBILITY GRANTED WOULD BE GRANTED IN A COORDINATED WAY.

OK. APPRECIATE YOUR YOUR UPDATE.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND REGENTS QUESTIONS, WHICH I THINK REALLY FALL ON INTO THE AREAS OF AREAS THAT REGENTS ARE INTERESTED IN.

AND I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT'S WAY TOO EARLY TO MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENT DECISIONS. JUST KNOW THAT THE THE TEAM, PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THE CHANCELLORS AND OTHERS ARE WORKING AS HARD AS THEY CAN TO PUT SOME DETAILS TO ALL OF THIS.

AND MAYBE OUR NEXT UPDATE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS COULD REALLY DEAL WITH SOME OF THE DETAILS OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

SO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, FOR THAT UPDATE.

OUR NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS CHANCELLOR DON ELLIMAN.

DON, YOU. AREN'T YOU ON? NOW I'M OFF MUTE.

ALTHOUGH YOU MIGHT LIKE IT BETTER IF I STAYED ON MUTE.

I'M NOT SURE.

SO WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS. I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE THE CAMPUS DOES AND WHERE THE CAMPUS STANDS. REALLY ADDRESSING SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT.

BUT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BEST IF WE LET OFF WITH JON SAMET, DR.

JON SAMET TALKING ABOUT THE MODELING AND REALLY WHERE WE ARE NOW OR WHERE WE BELIEVE WE ARE NOW AS IT RELATES TO THE TRAJECTORY OF THE PANDEMIC AND WHERE WE MAY BE HEADED WITH

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QUESTIONS FOR HIM. JOHN IS A AN M.D.

HE'S A PULMONOLOGIST AND AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST.

AND THE ONE THING I WILL SAY ABOUT HIM IS JOHN IS A MEMBER WAS ELECTED TO THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST HONOR SOCIETY YOU CAN YOU CAN ACHIEVE IN MEDICINE.

AND WE'RE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO JOHN.

OK. THANK YOU, DON.

AND WHAT I'M TO DO IS GO AHEAD AND LET'S SEE.

PULL UP MY SLIDES.

HOPEFULLY YOU CAN ALL SEE NOW AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS AS WE'VE PARTNERED WITH THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT CDPHE MODEL IN THE EPIDEMIC IN COLORADO. I WILL POINT OUT THAT OUR TEAM INCLUDES MEMBERS FROM THE SCHOOL, PUBLIC HEALTH, THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND THE DENVER CAMPUS.

AND MORE RECENTLY WE'VE BEEN JOINED BY SOMEONE FROM CSU AND I VIEW THE WORK WE'VE BEEN DOING AS REALLY PART OF OUR MISSION OF ADVANCING THE HEALTH OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.

MODELS ARE MATHEMATICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE WORLD AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE MODELS HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR OVER A CENTURY DATING BACK, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND MALARIA.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO MODELING AND MANY DIFFERENT MODELERS, AND YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN RESULTS FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS IN THE NEWSPAPERS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE SEATTLE GROUP THAT'S RECEIVED SO MUCH ATTENTION AND WE DON'T ALWAYS ARRIVE AT THE SAME POINT.

THAT'S OK. WHAT WE'RE INTERESTED IN IS ARE THE GENERAL MESSAGES FOR DECISION MAKERS COMING OUT TO BE THE SAME.

SO MODELING HAS REALLY BEEN A FUNDAMENTAL TOOL IN RESPONDING TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

EARLY ON, WE TOOK ON THESE KINDS OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE REALLY CRITICAL IN UNDERSTANDING HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND COLORADO.

WHEN WILL THE INFECTIONS PEAK? HOW HIGH WOULD THAT PEAK BE? WOULD BE EXCEED ICU BED CAPACITY? HOW MANY VENTILATORS DO WE NEED? WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAS IT WORKED? AND NOW WE'VE TURNED TO SOME OF THE NEXT PHASE ISSUES.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LACK SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES? WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SEND CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL OR WORKERS BACK TO THEIR WORKPLACES OR OPEN BARS AND RESTAURANTS? THIS IS A BASIC PICTURE OF AN EPIDEMIC AND THIS IS WHAT WE MODEL THAT YOU THINK ABOUT COVID 19 AT THE START.

WE WERE ALL SUSCEPTIBLE.

NONE OF US HAD HAD THIS BEFORE.

AND THEN AS THE EPIDEMIC PLAYS OUT, WE'VE BECOME INFECTED.

THEN DOWN HERE, I'M POINTING TO AN EPIDEMIC CURVE AND THEN WE MOVE ON TO RECOVERY.

AND OF COURSE, WITH THIS VIRUS, WE KNOW THAT SOME OF THOSE WHO ARE SUSCEPTIBLE AND BECOME INFECTED WILL DIE.

SOME OF THE VENTILATOR CARE OF THOSE WHO END UP ON A VENTILATOR, ROUGHLY.

UNFORTUNATELY, 50 PERCENT WILL NOT WILL NOT MAKE IT.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THAT TOLL IN COLORADO, IT'S ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY PEOPLE WHO ARE 60 AND ABOVE. SO WHEN WE BUILD THESE MODELS, WE ESSENTIALLY BEGIN WITH OUR POPULATION SUSCEPTIBLE. SOME OF US ARE EXPOSED.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AVOIDING EXPOSURE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING.

SO ONE OF OUR KEY MEASURES IN PLAY RIGHT NOW IS TO PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE SUSCEPTIBLE.

BY KEEPING THEM FROM BEING EXPOSED.

SOCIAL DISTANCING.

MASKS ARE PART OF THAT AS WELL.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE EXPOSED, SOME ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND INFECTED FOR THIS VIRUS.

ONE OF OUR TRICKY PARTS PROBLEMS IS THAT WE KNOW THAT PROBABLY TWO THIRDS PLUS ARE NOT SYMPTOMATIC, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE YOUNGER BUT STILL ABLE TO SPREAD THE VIRUS.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC, PERHAPS A THIRD, SOME WILL NEED HOSPITALIZATION AND ICU CARE, SOME WILL NOT.

AND OF COURSE, WE HOPE THAT MOST WILL END UP RECOVERED.

OF COURSE, ANOTHER BASIC PUBLIC HEALTH TOOL IS TO ISOLATE THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC.

TO QUARANTINE. AND THIS IS WHERE TESTING BECOMES SO IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC AND INFECTED.

SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE NOW MODEL MATHEMATICALLY FOR THE POPULATION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO USING COLORADO DATA.

SO THIS IS ALL MATHEMATICALLY REPRESENTATIVE REPRESENTED.

WE HAVE TO DRAW ON WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THIS INFECTION TO SAY HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS BOX GO TO THIS BOX AND AND SO ON.

SO THIS IS THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF WHAT WE DO.

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OUR TEAM SHOWN HERE.

THIS IS A TEAM MEETING WE MEET REGULARLY AND OFTEN BY ZOOM.

A KEY PARTNER IN THIS WORK IS RACHEL DISEASE BRANCH AND THE STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST.

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH RACHEL AND SUPPLYING THE MODEL RESULTS THAT CDPHE NEEDS, THE INFORMATION THAT CDPHE NEEDS TO PASS ON THE GOVERNOR TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AS DECISIONS ARE MADE.

BY NOW, WE'VE BEEN FOCUSED ON THIS PIECE OF THE STORY.

SO THIS IS A TIMELINE GOING BACK TO SOME OF THE INITIAL SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE ACTUALLY SOME EARLIER ONES ABOUT LARGE GATHERINGS, MARCH 17TH, CLOSING BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND THEN OF COURSE, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES STAYING AT HOME.

MARCH 26.

IT TAKES A WHILE TO SEE THE IMPACT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH AN INCUBATION PERIOD AND THEN ONCE INFECTED PEOPLE TAKE SOME TIME TO BE SYMPTOMATIC AND PICKED UP.

SO WE WERE ABLE LAST WEEK TO BEGIN TO SEE THE BENEFITS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM THAT INITIAL SET OF MEASURES.

BACK HERE ON THE 17TH NOW, AND I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU A PICTURE, WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MARCH 26 MEASURES.

WE REALLY TOOK OUR FIRST LOOK AT THIS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AND WE'LL HAVE A BETTER LOOK TODAY OR TOMORROW.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, THIS TIMELINE IS GOING TO CONTINUE.

AND WE'RE STARTING TO LOOK AT SCENARIOS.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE RELAX FROM WHAT WAS DONE ON MARCH 26 TO OTHER SCENARIOS WHERE BUSINESSES REOPEN, FOR EXAMPLE? SO THIS IS A PICTURE THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

AND LET ME DESCRIBE TO YOU WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ABOUT.

THINK BACK TO WHEN WE WENT WHEREVER WE WANTED AND COMPLETELY MIXED.

THAT'S COMPLETE MIXING AND THINK TO WHAT HAPPENED, FOR EXAMPLE, IN WUHAN, WHERE ESSENTIALLY PEOPLE WERE QUARANTINED IN THEIR BUILDINGS, NOT ALLOWED OUT, FOOD WAS DELIVERED AND THERE WAS NO MIXING.

SO WE HAVE A MEASURE THAT WE USE TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH WE'VE REDUCED MIXING.

THEN HERE WE'VE GOT SOME LIKE 70 PERCENT, 75 PERCENT, 80 PERCENT.

THESE ARE CASE COUNTS.

AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS FITTED LINES THAT RELATE TO HAVE WE ACHIEVED 80 PERCENT OR 70 PERCENT, AT LEAST THE CASE COUNTS OF PLATEAUED.

AND WE'RE HOPING THAT WE GET WHEN WE ADD IN A COUPLE OF MORE DAYS OF DATA, WE'LL SEE THIS LINE GOING DOWN.

AND WHAT WE CAN THEN DO IS SAY, WHERE'S THIS LINE GOING TO GO, SAY, BY APRIL 26 WHEN THE CURRENT WATER ENDS? AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THAT DEGREE OF DISTANCE WAS LIGHTENED UP, SAY, TO 50 PERCENT AND PEOPLE WENT BACK TO WORK.

SO HERE'S GOOD NEWS.

WE'LL HOPE WE'LL SEE SOME MORE GOOD NEWS.

AND THEN THIS WILL BE THE STARTING POINT FOR SAYING, OK, WE'RE GOING TO RELAX OUR DISTANCING MEASURES, WHAT WILL HAPPEN? SO THIS IS A LITTLE BIT MORE A DESCRIPTION.

WE'VE NOW TAKEN THESE LINES OUT AND SAY, WHAT IF WE ARE ON? 80 PERCENT OR 70 PERCENT SOCIAL DISTANCING? WELL, IF WE WERE TO MAINTAIN THAT, WE'D HAVE A NICE FLAT CURVE, BUT WE WOULDN'T HAVE BUSINESS, WE WOULDN'T BE BACK IN FALL SESSION.

HERE'S OUR ICU BED CAPACITY.

SO OUR GOAL IS TO AS THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE LIGHTENED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NUMBER OF CASES STAYS BELOW THE DOTTED LINE.

AND AS MUCH MIXING AS POSSIBLE IS ALLOWED.

AND THIS IS WHERE THE OTHER STRATEGIES BEYOND DISTANCING PLAY THE CLASSICS OF IDENTIFYING THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC OF QUARANTINING OF CONTACT TRACING.

SO THESE ARE THE STRATEGIES THAT CDPHE IS THINKING ABOUT AS WE MOVE OUT INTO THIS THIS PHASE. WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN SOME SOCIAL DISTANCING THROUGH THOSE STRATEGIES TO GET TO WORK. SO MOVING FORWARD.

HERE ARE THE REAL PRIORITY QUESTIONS AND THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON.

ONE IS, WILL WE CONTINUE TO COMPLY AND CAN PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE OR AS MUCH AS THEY NEED TO BE? WHO ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS? IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE DATA ON THE CDPHE WEB SITE, YOU'LL QUICKLY SEE THAT BEING IN THE 60 PLUS GROUP IS NOT GOOD.

THAT'S WHERE BY FAR THE MAJORITY OF DEATHS ARE OCCURRING.

HOW DO WE PROTECT THAT GROUP OR THOSE WITH DIABETES OR HEART AND LUNG DISEASE? AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS.

I'M SORRY. THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RELAX SOCIAL DISTANCING.

HERE WE'RE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING AT MOBILITY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO WITH

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THE GOVERNOR'S INNOVATION TASK FORCE THAT IS USING CELL PHONE DATA TO UNDERSTAND MOBILITY AND HOW WE'VE CHANGED KEY ISSUE AROUND THE ROLE OF CHILDREN, SCHOOLS, STILL A BIT OF AN UNKNOWN. WILL WE SEE A DECLINE IN INFECTIONS AS THE WEATHER WARMS? PERHAPS NOT.

SO WE ARE EXPLORING MANY, MANY SCENARIOS THAT ARE RELEVANT.

A CAUTION I ALWAYS GIVE.

OF COURSE, THESE ARE MODELS AND THE CLASSIC QUOTE, ALL MODELS ARE WRONG, BUT SOME ARE USEFUL. AND THESE ARE THE BEST TOOLS WE HAVE OTHER THAN CHANGING THINGS AND WATCHING WHAT HAPPENS. WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE MISTAKES.

AND THE PREDICTIONS FROM THESE MODELS ARE OUR BEST TOOL FOR MOVING FORWARD.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN UPDATES, WE'RE POSTING ALL OUR REPORTS AND MODELS THAT WE MODEL RESULTS. SO WE GET TO CDPHE.

AND THE WAY I SAY THIS IS THAT WITH THE PERSISTENCE OF THE EPIDEMIC IN THE MONTHS TO COME MODELING WILL REMAIN AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TOOLBOX FOR MAKING DECISIONS.

SO STOP HERE AND DON'T FORGET TO MOVE ON THE QUESTIONS.

BE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN THE.

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE QUESTIONS NOW, WOULD YOU WANT ME TO GO THROUGH THE CAMPUS AND THEN AND THEN WHICHEVER, IT'S UP TO YOU.

WHY DON'T WE TAKE QUESTIONS FOR DR.

SAMET FIRST? GREAT. I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

GLENN. THIS IS IRENE.

OK. WHEN YOU LOOK WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOUR ANALYSIS THAT YOU SHARE WITH US, ARE YOU ALSO BREAKING IT DOWN BY EACH AREA THAT WE ARE THAT WE REPRESENT, YOU KNOW, THE BOULDER AREA AND ANSCHUTZ CU DENVER AND COLORADO SPRINGS BECAUSE EACH ONE OF THOSE CAMPUSES ARE SEEING A DIFFERENT POPULATION.

THEY HAVE DIFFERENT CONDITIONS.

I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT.

CU DENVER IS VERY, VERY DENSE POPULATION THERE.

BEING IN THE INNER CITY, BECAUSE THAT INFORMATION IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US AS WE PLAN FORWARD, BECAUSE WE MIGHT HAVE TO PUT IN MORE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES INTO CAMPUSES THAT HAVE MORE CONCERNS IN TERMS OF HOW WE IMPLEMENT OUR CLASSES RIGHT.

SO IT'S A IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE MY ANSWER, WHICH IS THAT SO FAR WE HAVE NOT PUT MUCH GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL INTO THE MODELS.

I MEAN, WE'VE LOOKED AT THE WHOLE STATE.

WE'VE LOOKED AT METRO DENVER.

WE'VE TALKED MANY OF THE INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES ARE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT'S GOING ON.

WE ARE ONLY NOW AND SOME OF THIS COMING FROM WILL COME FROM OUR WORK WITH THE TEAM MANAGING ALL THE ACTIVITY DATA THAT'S GOING TO COME IN THROUGH CELL PHONE AND OTHER SOURCES. WE HOPEFULLY CAN GET DOWN TO MORE GRANULARITY.

I KNOW I TALKED SPOKE TO THE CHANCELLOR SEVERAL WEEKS AGO AND THERE WAS THIS QUESTION OF COULD THERE BE A MODEL OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS? AND OF COURSE, THE PROBLEM WITH COLLEGE CAMPUSES IS THEY'RE DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE MIXING.

AND NOW WE'RE SAYING, HOW DO YOU TAKE THAT ENVIRONMENT AND DISCOURAGE MIXING? AND, YOU KNOW, WE THINK WE MAY BE ABLE TO.

WITH SOME MORE, PERHAPS PROVIDE SOME MORE USEFUL INFORMATION, BUT WE REALLY HAVE NOT GOTTEN THERE YET AT ALL.

WE'VE BEEN SO FOCUSED ON THE MACRO LEVEL.

OK, THANK YOU. BUT HOPEFULLY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DISCUSS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT DOES HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT IN HOW WE SERVICE OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU. DOCTORS, CAN YOU BACK UP TO THE GRAPH THAT YOU SHOWED, THE ONE WITH THE BLUE DARK BLUE BACKGROUND? NOW LET ME GO BACK AT STOP SHARING.

I WANTED TO JUST CLARIFY SOMETHING ON THAT.

SO YOU HAD THE DOTTED LINE KIND OF SHOW OUR ICU BED CAPACITY.

AND THAT'S KIND OF THAT'S KIND OF THE THRESHOLD UNDER WHICH WE WANT TO.

WE WANT TO STAY.

IT SEEMS LIKE WE WOULD HAVE TO BE WITHIN YOUR MODEL AT 70 PERCENT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

YOU KNOW, KIND OF BE HELPFUL TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT'S 70 PERCENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RELATIVELY MEANS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR ANY POSSIBILITY TO RAISE THAT DOTTED LINE BY ANY SORT OF STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT? YOU KNOW, TO TO MAKE IT OR MAYBE NOT STATISTICALLY, BUT SUBSTANTIVELY? WELL, YEAH.

SO DON WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THIS AS WELL.

THAT DOTTED LINE HAS BEEN RAISED.

AND WHEN WE FIRST LOOKED THAT ICU BED CAPACITY IN THE STATE THREE WEEKS AGO.

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IT WAS AT FOURTEEN HUNDRED BEDS.

AND WE THINK ON AVERAGE, ABOUT HALF OF THOSE ARE NEEDED JUST FOR ALL THE THINGS BESIDES COVID 19, THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN AUGMENTED NOW BY ROUGHLY A THOUSAND.

AND THAT'S COME THROUGH IDENTIFICATION OF ADDITIONAL VENTILATOR RESOURCES, THE ABILITY, THE CONVERSION OF NON ICU ROOMS TO ACCOMMODATE VENTILATORS SO THAT THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP AND PRESUMABLY IF THERE WERE NECESSITY, COULD BE BROUGHT UP MORE.

I THINK PART OF THE HOPE HERE SO, YOU KNOW, WE THINK WE'RE AT 70 TO 80 PERCENT DISTANCING NOW, AND THAT'S BASED ON THE SLIDE I SHOWED BEFORE THIS.

WHAT WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IS MANAGE CASES WITH SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES I MENTIONED, THE QUARANTINING, THE IDENTIFICATION OF THOSE WHO ARE INFECTED.

KEEPING THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THE MIX SO THAT WE CAN STAY BELOW THE DOTTED LINE.

I THINK ONE OTHER IMPORTANT STRATEGY IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE HOW WE CAUTION PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER TO PERHAPS STAY MORE DISTANCE THAN THOSE WHO ARE YOUNGER, BECAUSE THE STATISTICS FOR COLORADO VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE VULNERABILITY OF THOSE WHO ARE 60 PLUS.

TURNS OUT THERE THE RATE LIMITER ON AN ICU CAPACITY IS NOT BEDS, IT IS VENTILATORS.

AND IT'S ALSO CRITICAL CARE TEAMS. AND IN FACT, IT MAY BE THE SINGLE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IF WE GO JUST SAY 4000, WHICH IS A NUMBER THAT THE GOVERNOR IS THROWN OUT, IS NOT EVEN THE MACHINES, IT'S THE TEAMS THAT TEND TO TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS.

SO THERE'S A THERE'S A LOT GOING ON.

WE ARE CLEARLY ABOVE THE TWO THOUSAND NUMBER NOW AND WITH CAPACITY FOR THAT RIGHT NOW.

SO. BUT REMEMBER, YOU KNOW, KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF THE ICU IS ALSO PRETTY CRITICAL BECAUSE 50 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO END UP ON EVENT, AS JOHN SAID, NEVER COME OUT OF IT.

SO THAT THAT'S THE THAT'S THE GOAL.

I HAVE A QUESTION, DR.

SAMET. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

AND WE ALL KNOW ANY MODEL IS BEST WITH GOOD DATA.

AND RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, WE'RE STILL STRUGGLING WITH TRYING TO GET ENOUGH TESTING GOING ON TO KNOW WHO REALLY HAS BEEN INFECTED, WHO'S ASYMPTOMATIC OR SYMPTOMATIC.

I KNOW THE AND I'M WONDERING WHAT SORT OF CONFIDENCE INTERVALS YOU HAVE ON THESE LINES ON THE GRAPH, AS WELL AS HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE REALLY TEST TO DEVELOP THE MOST ROBUST MODEL? SO IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

SO YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT THAT WE ARE NOT SHOWING BANDS OF UNCERTAINTY.

AND I GUARANTEE YOU THE SO, YOU KNOW, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT SOME STRATEGIES TO SORT OF MATHEMATICALLY SHOW THAT. BUT, YOU KNOW, EVEN SHOWING SOME OF WHAT THE MATHEMATICAL UNCERTAINTY IS IS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT OF HOW UNCERTAIN THESE ARE.

BUT I MEAN, THAT SAID, WE DO KNOW HOW INFECTIONS SPREAD.

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR WHAT WE ARE SHOWING.

AND WE DO INCORPORATE A WHOLE RANGE OF DIFFERENT VALUES FOR ALL THE STUFF IN THE BLACK BOX OF THE MODEL.

THE ISSUE ON TESTING IS REALLY HOW SUCCESSFUL THESE LATER STRATEGIES WILL BE. AND, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT THAT THERE'S A LOT OF FRUSTRATION RIGHT NOW WITH THE LACK OF ADEQUATE TESTING.

AND I THINK THE ANSWER IS THAT IN THE END, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE.

SO FAR, I'LL LEAVE IT A FAR BETTER ACCESS.

I MEAN, YOU SORT OF ACCESS FOR MANY, MANY PEOPLE IF WE'RE GOING TO BOTH IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE INFECTED AND SYMPTOMATIC.

AND THEN WHEN IT COMES LATER TO ANTIBODY TESTING, SO WE KNOW WHO IS IMMUNE.

SO THERE'S REALLY TWO PIECES, THE TESTING STORY THAT WE'RE GONNA NEED TO IMPLEMENT THE RIGHT EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STRATEGIES TO BRING THINGS UNDER CONTROL.

OK, ONE LAST QUESTION HERE FROM REGENTS.

GLENN, CAN I ASK A QUESTION FOR DR.

SAMET, THIS IS REGENT SHARKEY, AND SO I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THAT TESTING AND BEING CONTAGIOUS. SO THIS WE'RE HEARING IN I KNOW WHAT WE HEARD THIS A FEW WEEKS AGO, BUT IT SEEMS TODAY IT'S ON THE NEWS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAT THEY'RE FINDING THAT PEOPLE ARE CONTAGIOUS, THAT ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, THAT MAY BE CONTAGIOUS TWO TO THREE DAYS BEFORE SYMPTOMS REVEAL THEMSELVES.

SO HOW GOOD IS TESTING IF WE KNOW THAT TESTING WILL DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE IT OR NOT?

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BUT AS FAR AS THE CONTAGIOUS PART OF IT, PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING THEIR LIVES AND NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING CAN BE CONTAGIOUS.

SO THEY'VE ALREADY INFECTED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE BEFORE THEY'VE BEEN TESTED.

I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.

AND CLEARLY THIS IS ONE OF THE CHALLENGES.

IF WE CAN BY BY DEFINITION THAT THE ASYMPTOMATIC WILL BE HARD TO IDENTIFY AND IN FACT IF THEY ARE SHEDDING ENOUGH VIRUS TO BE CONTAGIOUS, THAT IS ONE BARRIER THAT THAT SAID, I MEAN, THE BEST THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO IS TO TEST ALL THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC AND AND MANAGE THEM. I MEAN, WHAT ARE TWO OTHER POINTS? THOSE WHO ARE FROM WHAT WE KNOW NOW, THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR MORE LIKELY TO BE YOUNGER. AND AGAIN, IF WE TAKE MEASURES THAT PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE, I THINK HERE, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE OLDER, PERHAPS WE CAN PROVIDE THE NEEDED PROTECTION AND TRY TO MINIMIZE THE MINGLING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE WITH THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC.

BUT IT IS INFECTIOUS.

YOU'VE HIGHLIGHTED ONE OF THE CHALLENGES.

DR. SAMET, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR PRESENTATION.

A QUESTION THAT I HAVE IS WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO A SESSION TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:00.

IS THIS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FROM THIS ONE? YES. YES, IT WILL.

DR. SAMET WILL BE PART OF THAT PRESENTATION.

BUT IT'S GOING TO BE MORE OF A CONVERSATION.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE DR.

RILEY. DR.

TOM MICHELLE BARRON, WHO'S LEADING THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE FACULTY IN THIS EPIDEMIC.

SO I THINK I THINK YOU'D FIND THAT THE INFORMATION TOMORROW WOULD BE A BROADER AND AN INTERESTING IF YOU'RE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THIS SUBJECT.

THANK YOU. DR.

ELLIMAN, GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT YOUR CAMPUS AT THIS POINT.

SURE. AND I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF IT JUST A WORD ABOUT THE CURRENT STATUS AS OF YESTERDAY.

AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL, WE HAD ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE CONFIRMED PATIENTS. WE HAD ANOTHER NINE WERE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT TESTING IN A SECOND.

WE HAD ABOUT ALMOST 60 IN THE ICU.

AND BACK TO JACK'S QUESTION.

REGENT KROLL'S QUESTION ON CAPACITY.

WE THINK WE HAVE THE CAPACITY FOR PROBABLY DOUBLE THAT NUMBER IN ICU BEDS TODAY.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE COULD TURN EVERY SINGLE BED INTO THAT HOSPITAL, INTO AN ICU BED, IF WE HAD THE MACHINES AND THE CARE TEAMS TO TAKE CARE.

BUT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AT FIFTY SEVEN.

WE HAD 44 EVENTS AND WE HAD THREE ON WHAT'S CALLED OF LAST RESORT. IT'S BASICALLY AN ARTIFICIAL HEART LUNG MACHINE.

AND WE'RE TAKE THE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE IS TAKING CARE OF THE U.S.

HEALTH SYSTEM, IS TAKING CARE OF ABOUT A THIRD OF THE COVID PATIENTS IN THE STATE.

SO WE'RE WE'RE PUNCHING OR PULLING A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN OUR WEIGHT TO GIVE YOU SOME OTHER NUMBERS. DENVER HEALTH COMPARED TO OUR FIFTH ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE AT FIFTY THREE AS OF YESTERDAY.

AND ST. JOSEPH'S, WHICH IS ANOTHER MAJOR FACILITY, HAD THIRTY NINE.

SO WE'RE WE'RE WE'RE DOING A LOT OF THE LABOR AND WORK IN THIS CATEGORY.

OUR NUMBERS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ARE THE VOLUME NUMBERS ARE PRETTY STABLE AND HAVE BEEN FOR ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN DAYS.

AND AND THAT'S A TO JOHN'S POINT EARLIER, GOOD NEWS IN TERMS OF TESTING.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE THREE TEST SITES ON THE CAMPUS, CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS.

THERE'S UP FIRST. WE WERE SECOND.

AND THEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CAME ALONG, CAME ON LINE.

WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TEST A LOT OF PEOPLE, PROBABLY NORTH OF 3000 PEOPLE A DAY.

WE DON'T HAVE THE REAGENTS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

AND THAT'S THE RATE LIMITER AND TESTING RIGHT NOW IS SIMPLY THE REAGENT SUPPLIES.

WE ARE ONLY TESTING TODAY.

HEALTH CARE WORKERS, PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL AND PEOPLE WHO ARE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED.

SO THAT'S THAT'S IF YOU'RE NOT IN ONE OF THOSE THREE CATEGORIES, YOU CANNOT GET A TEST IN OUR FACILITY TODAY. AND WE ARE TESTING FAR MORE THAN THAN MOST OF OUR OF OUR PEERS.

IF I GO BACK TO ST.

JOE'S AND DENVER HEALTH, THEY HAVE A MUCH HIGHER POPULATION OF WHAT'S CALLED PUI, WHICH IS PEOPLE PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATOR CODE PATIENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION THAN WE DO BECAUSE THEIR TESTING IS NOT AS ROBUST AS OURS IS.

THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF NEW TESTS BEING DEVELOPED BOTH BY US AND BY MANY, MANY OTHERS.

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AND AND THE HOPE, FRANKLY, IS OVER THE SUMMER THAT THE TESTING CAPACITY WILL WILL EXPLODE BECAUSE THAT WILL ALLOW US BACK TO REGENT SHARKEY'S QUESTION TO TEST NOT JUST PEOPLE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC, BUT IF YOU WANT TO BRING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE DORMS, YOU WANT TO REALLY BE ABLE TO TEST EVERYBODY.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S COMING OUT THIS SUMMER AND WILL START NEXT WEEK IS ANTIBODY TESTING. THE FIRST ITERATIONS OF THOSE WILL BE FROM A BLOOD DRAW, WHICH IS NOT THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO DO IT.

BUT YOU'VE SEEN I THINK MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE FINGERS STICK TEST THAT SUPPOSEDLY IS COMING QUICKLY. THAT WILL BE A HELP TO BE ABLE TO TEST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WHO HAVE THE DISEASE, WHETHER THEY KNEW IT OR NOT AND HAVE RECOVERED.

THE ABILITY TO TEST IS HUGELY IMPORTANT IN OUR ABILITY TO MANAGE THIS THING GOING FOR.

IN TERMS OF RESEARCH, WE HAVE FOUR CLINICAL TRIALS THAT WE ARE ENROLLING PATIENTS IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND RIGHT NOW.

ONE IS FROM REGENERON.

ONE IS FROM GENENTECH AND TWO ARE FROM GILLIAD.

WE HAVE ANOTHER 20 THAT ARE THAT ARE WAITING IN LINE THAT WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE CLINIC.

AND OUR RATE LIMITER THERE, FRANKLY, IS THE ABILITY OF OUR CLINICAL FACULTY TO MANAGE MULTIPLE CLINICAL TRIALS AT A TIME.

BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF IDEAS OUT THERE ABOUT NEW THERAPIES.

THE KIND OF CHECK ON THAT IS THAT THE WORST PART OF THIS DISEASE IS WHAT'S CALLED ARDS ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME.

THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME AND NOBODY'S FOUND A THERAPY THAT WORKS ON IT YET.

BUT WE ARE TRYING A WHOLE BUNCH OF DIFFERENT ONES RIGHT NOW AND OTHERS ARE DOING ARE DOING OTHERS. WE ARE ALSO DOING CONVALESCENT PLASMA.

WE WERE THE FIRST HOSPITAL IN THE STATE.

I THINK THE FIRST HOSPITAL IN THE REGENT AND ONE OF THE FIRST HOSPITALS IN THE COUNTRY TO TRY CONVALESCENT PLASMA.

WE'VE DONE, I THINK, THREE CASES.

I DON'T KNOW THE OUTCOMES OF THOSE CASES, BUT THAT'S AN AREA THAT THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD BELIEVE HAS A LOT OF PROMISE AND PROVIDES A PASSIVE VACCINE, IF YOU WILL, IF IN FACT, IT WORKS. SO THERE IS NO DOUBLE-BLIND SORT OF PURE SCIENTIFIC TESTING OF THAT OF THAT PROCEDURE YET.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE VERY HOPEFUL WITH IT.

WE HAVE SOME LABS WORKING ON VACCINES THEMSELVES.

THE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS.

BIG, BIG BUCKS, AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER YOU SAW IT.

J.J. JOHNSON JOHNSON HAS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A BILLION DOLLAR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT.

OBVIOUSLY, THAT'S A LEVEL OF ACTIVITY THAT'S A BIT OUT OF OUR LEAGUE.

BUT WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON VACCINES AND WE'LL WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE DEVELOPING VACCINES IN THE INDUSTRY.

AS IT RELATES TO THE CAMPUS, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS FOLKS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN THE FALL, OUR FALL IS JUNE.

WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO START COMING BACK IN JUNE.

WE HAVE ACTUALLY NURSING STUDENTS AND DENTISTRY STUDENTS THAT WE NEED TO BE BRING BACK IN IN MAY IN ORDER TO ALLOW THEM TO GRADUATE.

AND WE'RE WORKING HARD ON THE EDUCATION FRONT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THAT SAFELY.

I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WERE ALL THE THINGS THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY TALKED ABOUT, WHETHER IT'S USE OF ZOOM MORE, MORE, MORE AGGRESSIVELY, DEFINITELY SMALL CLASSES.

WE'RE NOT PLANNING ON BEING ABLE TO HAVE 50 PEOPLE OR MORE IN A CLASSROOM IN THE FALL IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN TO BE A BOON.

BUT WE'RE BASICALLY.

AND WHEN I SAY FALL, I MEAN JUNE.

WE'RE PLANNING ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE GET AROUND ON THAT.

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE PROGRESS ON THAT.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING IN RESEARCH.

WE'RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT RAMPING UP OUR RESEARCH ACTIVITY PERHAPS IN EARLY MAY.

IT'S GOING TO BE A SLOW RAMP UP.

AND WE'RE GONNA DO ALL WE'RE PROBABLY BE TESTING EVERYBODY OR AT LEAST SCREENING WITH TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND QUESTIONNAIRES.

EVERYBODY WHO GOES INTO A RESEARCH BUILDING, WE'RE GOING TO PROBABLY BE IN SHIFTS.

ONE PERSON TO A LAB BAY, MASKS.

I MEAN, ALL THE ALL THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU WANT.

BUT ARE YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO GET OUR RESEARCH ENTERPRISE BACK IN IN IN PLAY.

AND THEN AS IT RELATES TO CLINICAL, WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR HOSPITAL PARTNERS TO TO LOOK AT THE SAME THING. I MEAN, WE'RE NOT AT CAPACITY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF BEDS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTIVE FOR ELECTIVE PROCEDURES.

THE STATE HAS MANDATED THAT WE NOT DO THAT UNTIL APRIL 26.

WE NEED TO BE READY TO BE ABLE TO MOVE BACK INTO THAT AND TURN IT OFF AND ON AS FAR AS CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS COME UP AND COME DOWN.

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YOU KNOW, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR US IS IMMEASURABLE.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PROBABLY LOSING THREE TO FOUR MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK OR MORE THAN WE ARE. WE THINK IT JUST IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OR LOSING SOMEWHERE AROUND 2 TO 3 MILLION BUCKS A MONTH RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF OUR INABILITY TO TO TO PERFORM ELECTIVES.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY HOW WE HOW WE MANAGE THAT GOING FORWARD.

THE OTHER BIG CONCERN THAT WE HAVE, FRANKLY, RIGHT NOW IS MENTAL HEALTH.

THIS IS POSING ENORMOUS STRESSES NOT ONLY ON OUR FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF, BUT THROUGH THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL.

AND WE ARE EXPANDING OUR MENTAL HEALTH CAPACITY TO TRY TO BEGIN TO ADDRESS THAT WITH OUR DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY TAKING A LEADING ROLE IN THAT.

SO THAT'S US. IT'S A BUSY TIME.

I'M REALLY PROUD, AS PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID, OF THE WAY PEOPLE HAVE PULLED TOGETHER.

THERE'S NO GRIPING OR VERY LITTLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, AT ALL LEVELS, FROM THE FACULTY TO THE STAFF TO THE STUDENTS.

I THINK WE'RE WE'RE MOVING FORWARD AS BEST WE CAN AND MAKING THEM MAKING THE BEST THAT WE CAN OUT OF THE SITUATION.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE SOME QUESTIONS.

I THINK WHAT DON HAS TALKED ABOUT IS PRETTY IMPORTANT AND INFORMATIVE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE SOME QUESTIONS AT THE RISK OF RUNNING A LITTLE BIT LATE.

SO REGENTS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

JUMP IN. DON, THIS IS JACK.

I HAVE A QUESTION WITH RELATES TO CLINICAL TRIALS.

YOU KNOW, ONE CLINICAL CARE AND AN ELECTIVE SURGERIES.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE CU MEDICINE KIND OF SET UP TO TO HANDLE THIS.

AND MAYBE TERRY CAN CHIME IN, TOO.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE LOSSES THAT YOU'RE SPEAKING OF ON A KIND OF A MONTHLY BASIS ARE PRETTY STAGGERING. NOW, THE ICU MEDICINE CASH POOL IS KIND OF HANDLED OUTSIDE OF THE TREASURY POOL. SO WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INSIGHTS ALL THE TIME INTO THE HEALTH OF THAT.

BUT TERRY OR DON DO YOU HAVE SOME INSIGHTS.

YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH, I MEAN, HOW MUCH OF THESE LOSSES CAN YOU ALL SUSTAIN AND FOR FOR HOW LONG WITH THAT CASH POOL? THAT'S WHY PRESIDENT KENNEDY TALKED ABOUT AUXILIARIES, WHICH IS WHAT CU MEDICINE EFFECTIVELY IS. AND SO THEY'RE MANAGING IT LITERALLY DEPARTMENT BY DEPARTMENT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO USE REDUCING FDES WHERE WE'RE UP WHERE WE NEED TO.

WE'RE GOING TO USE FURLOUGHS WHERE WE NEED TO.

THE IDEA THOUGH IS THAT ONCE WE'RE ALLOWED BACK IN THE CLINIC, WE'RE GONNA GO TO, YOU KNOW WHAT, BASICALLY WE'VE BEEN OPERATING A FOUR AND A HALF DAY A WEEK CLINICAL ENTERPRISE. THAT'S JUST THE WAY ALL ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS WORK.

WE'RE GOING TO AS IF JOHN RILEY WERE ON THE PHONE ON THE CALL RIGHT NOW.

HE'D TELL YOU WE'RE LOOKING AT SIX, AT LEAST SIX AND MAYBE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK GETTING BACKUP INTO INTO BOTH ELECTIVE PROCEDURES AND INTO THE CLINICS THEMSELVES TO TRY TO WORK OUR WAY BACK INTO THIS.

SO WE HAVE SOME RESERVES.

THEY VARY DRAMATICALLY BY DEPARTMENT AND THEY ACTUALLY LIE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENTS.

SO EACH ONE IS COMING UP WITH ITS OWN GAME PLAN ABOUT HOW TO MANAGE THE SITUATION.

OTHER QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION. AND AS WE TRANSITION TO TODD SALIMAN, I'D LIKE TO JUST MAKE A COUPLE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS. WE HAVE ANNA GORDON, WHO IS HERE WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS.

AND YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND MAYBE SAY SOME ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

GLENN THIS IS DAN.

ANNA. I THINK HAD TO DROP OFF.

SHE WORKS AT A HOSPITAL AND GOT CALLED INTO WORK.

SHE GOT CALLED IN ON IT ON SHORT NOTICE.

SO SHE HAD TO DROP OFF OUR CALL.

SHE APOLOGIZED FOR HAVING TO LEAVE AND THANKED US FOR ASKING HER TO JOIN ON BEHALF OF STUDENTS. RIGHT.

WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THAT EACH TIME.

AND THEN I WANTED TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE RICHARD MURRAY, WHO'S A CANDIDATE FOR REGENT AS WELL. AND RICHARD, IF YOU TAKE 10 SECONDS, INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

GO AHEAD. MORNING, EVERYONE.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME JOIN.

MY NAME IS RICHARD MURRAY. I'M A TWO TIME A LOT OF CU, DID MY UNDERGRAD IN MY LAW DEGREE THERE. FORMER TRI EXEC VICE PRESIDENT AND RUNNING FOR REGENT AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SIDE.

THANK YOU. AND KELLY AND

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TODD, WILL YOU JUMP IN AND DO YOUR UPDATE? YOUR. SURE.

I'LL KEEP IT BRIEF BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE ARE NEAR THE END OF OUR TIME TOGETHER TODAY.

AND AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE ANOTHER UPDATE IF THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

BUT THE AT THE NEXT MEETING SINCE THEN, SINCE EVERYTHING IS DEVELOPING SO QUICKLY.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY DID A GREAT JOB OF OUTLINING THE TIMELINE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH AT THE STATE LEVEL. TANYA AND I ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON TRACKING THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS VERY CLOSELY. THEY'RE GOING TO START MEETING IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY AND BEGINNING MIDDLE OF MAY. WE WE'LL HAVE A NEW STATE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FORECAST FROM THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 11TH OR 12TH.

THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE WILL USE THAT TO BALANCE THEIR BUDGET.

AND BY THEN, WE HOPE THAT WE'LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NOT JUST HOW MUCH FEDERAL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE, BUT WHAT IT CAN BE SPENT ON.

TANYA AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAVE BEEN DOING GREAT WORK WITH OUR WITH OUR FEDERAL TEAM AND WITH OUR. AND WITH THE STATE DELEGATION TO TRY TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY.

THE STATE HAS MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH ITS FEDERAL FUNDS SO THAT THEY CAN BE USED TO HELP BUILD STATE BUDGET GAPS.

ON A RECENT CEO CALL, WITH ALL THE HIGHER ED CEOS, THAT WAS A THEME.

EVERYBODY WAS TALKING TO SENATOR GARDNER ABOUT THE NEED TO HAVE FLEXIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO USING THOSE FUNDS.

WE WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR HIGHER ED COLLEAGUES AROUND THE STATE TO TRY TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE POTENTIAL BUDGET IMPACTS TO HIGHER ED WITH THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. ONE, IF STUDENTS ALL OF THESE SCENARIOS ASSUME THAT THERE WOULD BE A REMOTE LEARNING ALL SUMMER LONG, ONE OF THE SCENARIOS ASSUMES THAT STUDENTS WOULD RETURN IN THE FALL. ONE WOULD ONE ASSUMES THAT STUDENTS WOULD BE REMOTE LEARNING IN THE FALL.

AND ONE ASSUMES, WHICH IS I THINK PRETTY UNLIKELY, BUT WE'RE MODELING IT ANYWAY.

WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE IF STUDENTS WERE REMOTE LEARNING IN THE FALL AND SPRING.

AND SO WE'RE WE'RE LOOKING AT THE TUITION REVENUE IMPACTS, THE AUXILLARY REVENUE IMPACTS AND THE RESTRICTED REVENUE IMPACTS AT EVERY INSTITUTION IN THE STATE.

AND WE'RE WE'RE WE'RE WORKING ON THAT PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETE.

AND SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE STATE AND OUR FEDERAL TEAM WITH WITH AN IDEA OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THE IMPACT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN COLORADO.

THE INITIAL LOOK INDICATES THAT IT'S GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT.

AND SO WE ARE WE ARE PULLING THAT INFORMATION TOGETHER SO THAT POLICYMAKERS CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND HOPEFULLY UNDERSTAND THE DEGREE TO WHICH HIGHER EDUCATION IS FACING CHALLENGES FROM MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS IN A WAY THAT'S MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN IS THE CASE STRAYING PAST RECESSIONS.

SO THAT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND WE'VE ALSO AND I RECENTLY SENT AROUND THE UPDATED STATE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FORECASTS TO THE BOARD.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

THAT FORECAST INDICATES THAT THE STATE SHORTFALL IS GOING TO BE MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WE HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN ESTIMATING.

BUT OF COURSE, THE REAL THE REAL DECIDING FACTOR FOR THIS IS FOR POLICYMAKERS WILL BE THE FORECASTS THAT MUCH SAY THE COUNCIL PRESENTS IN MID-MAY.

OH, GLENN, I JUST WOULD.

TODD, THANK YOU FOR THIS THIS UPDATE.

YOU KNOW, I WANT TO STRESS THAT I THINK IT'S PROBABLY TOO EARLY TO REALLY HAVE A SUBSTANTIVE CONVERSATION.

THERE'S TOO MANY UNKNOWNS.

BUT I'D JUST LIKE TO ASK THE CHAIR AND THE VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD.

YOU KNOW THAT WHEN THE TIME COMES AND WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CURRENT STATE, YOU KNOW THAT WE SET ASIDE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THIS BOARD TO DISCUSS, YOU KNOW, THE BUDGETS AND THE IMPACTS THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND ALSO THE TOUGH DECISIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE TO MAKE.

SO I'M JUST PUTTING THAT OUT THERE AND HOPE THAT WE WILL SET ASIDE SIGNIFICANT TIME TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION AND WE WILL HAVE.

SO ONCE WE HAVE BETTER LIKE PRESIDENT KENNEDY MENTIONED, WE'LL HAVE BETTER INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS AND EXACTLY HOW WE'RE BEING IMPACTED BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY. AND THE THE THE CHANCELLORS AND THE PRESIDENT AND THE CFO HAVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT HOW QUICKLY WE CAN PUT TOGETHER INFORMATION FOR THE BOARD SO THAT WE CAN BRIEF THE BOARD ON WHERE THINGS ARE HEADED AND WHAT BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY ONCE WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION, IT'S

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GOING TO TRIGGER A LOT OF DECISION MAKING.

AND SO WE WE'RE GOING TO WE WILL WE WILL WE'LL WORK WITH WITH WITH THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE KEEPING YOU ALL UPDATED WHEN WE AS SOON AS WE HAVE GOOD INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOU. AND WE WILL DEFINITELY WORK WITH ALL OF YOU ON THAT.

THANK YOU. ARE THERE OTHER QUESTIONS FOR VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN? REGENT KROLL, WE WILL TAKE THAT COMMENT INTO CONSIDERATION AS WELL.

I THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING THAT WE DO, AND I KNOW PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS STILL ON AS WELL, SO I THINK HE'LL HELP WITH THAT BEFORE WE CONCLUDE THE PUBLIC PORTION OF OUR MEETING THIS MORNING.

WE'VE COVERED A LOT OF INFORMATION, A LOT OF AREAS, AND WE'VE HAD SOME REGIONS TO ASK QUESTIONS. AND WHAT I WOULD DO IS TAKE THE LAST TWO OR THREE MINUTES HERE TO OPEN IT UP TO REGENT. IF YOU HAVE A QUICK COMMENT OR QUESTIONS THAT DIDN'T GET TO.

AND ALSO, WE'LL LET PRESIDENT KENNEDY BRING THIS TO AS WELL.

HE'D LIKE TO.

CAN I MAKE IT A STATEMENT? JUST I WANT TO MAKE SURE TO SAY THIS BEFORE WE HOP OFF.

I WANT TO THANK CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN AND AND I KNOW THEIR TIME RIGHT NOW IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE.

I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MANY HOURS A DAY AND WEEK THEY'RE BOTH PUTTING INTO THIS.

SO TO TAKE THE TIME FOR OUR BOARD MEETING, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT A LOT.

GETTING THIS INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM IT WAS VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR US.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR IT FROM HIM AND NOT JUST WATCHING THE NEWS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO JUST EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION TO ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT. REGENT KENNEDY, IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE THE LAST.

CERTAINLY. CAN I HAVE ONE LAST COMMENT? YES. IRENE, GO AHEAD.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? GOOD.

I JUST WANTED TO JUST STRESS THE IMPORTANCE AGAIN AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF ANALYSIS OF THE BUDGET AND ITS REENTRY AND REOPENING OUR OUR CAMPUSES, THAT WE THAT WE REALLY TAKE TIME TO LOOK AT EACH CAMPUS INDIVIDUALLY.

AND BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT THEY'RE ALL GOING TO NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND MAYBE DIFFERENT SUPPORT FINANCIALLY AND IN EVERY WAY.

SO IF WE CAN HELP DO THAT, I THINK THAT WOULD HELP OUR DIFFERENT POPULATIONS THAT WE HAVE IN COLORADO. THANKS.

OK. PRESIDENT KENNEDY, DO YOU HAVE THE LAST WORD? WELL, THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN, AND TO THE COMMENTS, YES, WE DO LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A DIALOG WITH YOU IN THE LATTER PART OF MAY ON WHAT ACTIONS WE WOULD NEED TO TAKE DEPENDING ON STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING.

YES, WE ARE LOOKING AT EACH INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS.

AND AS I THINK YOU'VE GOT A SENSE OF IN THIS LAST HOUR OR SO, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK GOING ON ON OUR CAMPUSES WITH THE SYSTEM TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW CAN NOT JUST THE LEAD THROUGH THIS FOR THE SYSTEM, BUT WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS WE CAN MAKE TO THE STATE IN HELPING THE STATE GET THROUGH THIS VERY CHALLENGING PERIOD AND THE BEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.

WE ARE ALSO FOCUSED BEYOND JUST THE IMMEDIATE ACTIONS ON THE FUTURE AS TO HOW DO WE COME OUT OF THIS EVEN STRONGER THAN WE WENT IN.

AND I JUST WANT TO AGAIN, THANK THE REGENTS FOR THEIR COLLABORATION WITH US, THANK THE FACULTY AND THE STAFF THAT ARE DOING UNBELIEVABLE WORK THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES. AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND WE WILL SEE SUNNIER DAYS AHEAD. BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME HERE TODAY.

LOOK FORWARD TO OUR FUTURE UPDATES.

IN CLOSING, I'D LIKE TO THANK THE REGENTS CARSON, GANAHL, GRIEGO, HILL, REGENT KROLL, REGENT SHOEMAKER, REGENT SHARKEY, REGENT SMITH AND FOR YOUR TIME AND SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DURING TOUGH TIMES.

SO THANKS FOR YOUR FOR YOUR TIME AND SERVICE.

THAT CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC PORTION OF OUR BUSINESS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AS PERMITTED BY SECTION 24-6-4023

[B. 9:00 a.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Chair Glen Gallegos presiding]

REVISED STATUTES.

THE BOARD OF REGENTS WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING MATTER IN EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH B 1 RESEARCHING REGARDING A PERSONAL MATTER AT C.U.

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

PRESIDENT PERSONNEL MATTER.

AND DO I HAVE A MOTION TO GO AND DO EXECUTIVE SESSION? SO MOVED. SO MOVED BY REGENT SHARKEY, SECOND BY REGENT KROLL.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.