INFORMATION & PRECAUTIONS
We are a mask friendly campus
Masks are no longer 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 now optional in most University of Utah Health facilities. Please read the policy here.
We also strongly encourage you to follow these offerings and 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*
Students who attend the University of Utah are required to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and we strongly encourage that students keep their COVID-19 vaccinations up-to-date per CDC guidelines by obtaining a primary dose and recommended booster doses. Clinical health sciences students have additional requirements (i.e., students rotating in a patient care area). More information here.
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 community. As 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. For more information on the definition of fully vaccinated as well as booster dose recommendations view current CDC guidance here. While very uncommon, vaccinated individuals can still get a coronavirus infection, but are more likely to have mild or no symptoms.
If you are ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you have two convenient options:
- For U of U students – You can schedule an appointment with Student Health here.
- Visit vaccines.gov
GUIDANCE FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Testing is available on campus. You can find more information here.
STUDENT, FACULTY AND STAFF GUIDANCE
Updated December 2022. Guidance for students, faculty, and staff in non-healthcare settings on campus.
COVID-19 Guidance for Students, Faculty and Staff
Instructional Guidelines: Some practical recommendations.
Order signs to remind others of proper practices.
Find more COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.