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level of transmission: MODERATE

Salt Lake County’s current transmission level is moderate.

 

INFORMATION & PRECAUTIONS

Updated july 14, 2021


Masks and face coverings are no longer required at University of Utah facilities.

  • Exceptions include:
    • Masks will continue to be required inside University of Utah Health dedicated clinical facilities. Regulations vary for other facilities. See full guidelines here.
    • Masks will continue to be required on campus buses and shuttles based on a federal public health order.
    • All job-related personal protective equipment (PPE) safety requirements will continue to be required consistent with best practices for worker safety.

According to the CDC, wearing a mask remains an effective means of preventing infection for both unvaccinated and vaccinated people. Regardless of what someone chooses (mask or no mask), the university seeks to foster a sense of community and asks everyone on campus to be respectful of individual decisions on mask wearing.  

VACCINATION INFORMATION

 

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 students, 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

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

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:
Daily Positive
Cases
7-day Rolling
Average
Spring Semester Cases
(January 1- May 5)
Cumulative
Fall Semester
(Aug 24 - Dec 31)
Cumulative
Since
March 2020
Students - Total 00.679422283033
Students in Campus Housing
(part of total)*
00.0154254408
Faculty/Staff**00.194229332
Total00.788824573365

*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

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