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INFORMATION & PRECAUTIONS

Updated MARCH 3, 2022


 

We are a mask friendly campus

When students and faculty return to campus on March 14 at the end of spring break, masks will not be required in indoor spaces on main campus. The general public will not be required to wear masks in public facilities—including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah, and Pioneer Theatre. It is important that our campus remain “mask-friendly.” Those who still wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so, especially those at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Masks are still required in all University of Utah Health facilities. 

In addition, in order to keep the number of cases low members of the campus community are being asked to follow these protocols:

      • Test weekly for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic
      • Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and get a booster when eligible
      • If you test positive, or are unvaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 follow the 5-5-5 rule*

You can learn more about these protocols 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

Spring 2022 Instructional Guidelines: Some practical recommendations.

INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES

Administrative leave for testing and diagnosis

General eligibility requirements for administration.

ADMIN LEAVE GUIDELINES

LEAVE GUIDELINES for vaccination

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 

Protocols for clean classrooms, labs, and other spaces on campus.

VIEW Guidelines

safety signage

Order signs to remind others of proper practices.

VIEW signage

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 issueshere. 

 

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