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level of transmission: HIGH

Salt Lake County’s current transmission level is high.

INFORMATION & PRECAUTIONS

Updated DECEMBER 6, 2021


Booster are now available for all people over 18 who have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the boosters here.

Students who attend the University of Utah are required to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the university is also requiring COVID-19 vaccination. Read more about the requirement.

University leaders have sent a campus-wide statement  calling on the campus community to take specific actions as coronavirus transmission rates rise in the Salt Lake Valley. Read that message here.

Those actions include:

  • Get vaccinated if you have not already done so.
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  • If you are not yet vaccinated, get weekly asymptomatic coronavirus tests. Free asymptomatic testing is available to all students (as well as faculty and staff) as they return to campus, and coronavirus tests were required for students living in university housing at move-in. For more information or to schedule an asymptomatic coronavirus test, visit alert.utah.edu/covid/testing. Those who are vaccinated may also sign up for asymptomatic testing in case of exposure.
  • Follow CDC guidelines regarding face masks, which now call for everyone to wear face masks indoors.
  • Faculty, student, and staff leaders are encouraged to model the vaccination, testing, and masking behaviors we want to see in our campus community. More information about masking guidelines can be found here.

VACCINATION INFORMATION

Students who attend the University of Utah are required to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the university is also requiring COVID-19 vaccination. Read more about the requirement.

COVID-19 vaccination is also required for all U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics staff, credentialed and privileged providers, and Health Academics staff in patient-sensitive job codes. Dr. Tom Miller detailed the new U of U Health policy in a Clinical Update. More information will become available by mid-September. In the same meeting, Dr. Jeanmarie Mayer answered questions about the policy and provided updates about vaccine effectiveness (32:25-50:14).

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and our campus communityAs a reminder, people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. While very uncommon, vaccinated individuals can still get a coronavirus infection, but are more likely to have mild or no symptoms. Find your free vaccination now.

GUIDANCE FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY

 

TESTING INFORMATION

Testing for current students, faculty, and staff is available.

TESTING INFORMATION

EMPLOYEE AND SUPERVISOR GUIDANCE

Guidance for faculty, and staff who work in a nonclinical (academic, research, administrative) university building who are close contacts of an infected person.

EMPLOYEE AND SUPERVISOR GUIDANCE

STUDENT GUIDANCE

Guidance for students who are close contacts of an infected person.

STUDENT GUIDANCE

INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES

Fall 2021 Instructional Guidelines: Some practical recommendations.

INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR TESTING & EXPOSURE

General eligibility requirements for administration.

ADMIN LEAVE GUIDELINES

FACULTY FLOWCHART FOR CLASSROOM EXPOSURE

Steps to take in case of a possible or confirmed case in the classroom.

FACULTY FLOWCHART

TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Information about personal and professional travel both into and out of the state.

VIEW Guidelines

EVENT PLANNING 

Best practices for planning in-person event and gatherings.

VIEW Guidelines

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING FACILITIES 

Best practices for planning in-person event and gatherings.

VIEW Guidelines

safety signage

Order signs to remind others of proper practices.

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CDC GUIDANCE

Find more COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC GUIDANCE

WORK REIMAGINED

Considering what is in the best interest of the university’s strategic goals is management’s top priority. In making telecommuting decisions, managers are encouraged to try to find a balance between what is in the best interest of the university and individual employee's desires. For more information visit the Human Resources work reimagined website. You also can view a town hall on telecommuting and other issues here. 

 

LATEST NEWS

Most recent information regarding COVID-19 at the University of Utah


University of Utah Case Counts

The table below includes reported positive COVID-19 cases among University of Utah staff, faculty, and students. Students who also are employees of the university are only reported in the student number to avoid double counting. The University of Utah has more than 32,000 students (3,400 living in university-owned facilities) and 30,000 employees.

CAMPUS-WIDE SeLF-REPORTED
Positive COVID-19 cases:
New cases
Cases
7-day
average new cases
Fall 2021 cases
(8/18-12/17)
Total cases
March 2020
Students - Total 26.77583820
Students in Campus Housing
(part of total)*
01.0107516
Faculty/Staff**02.7160524
Total29.49184344

*Information about campus housing for Housing & Residential Education facilities only, does not include University Student Apartments (university-operated apartments for students and their families)

**self-reported

Vaccination rates on campus

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