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.
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. 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 for current students, faculty, and staff is available.
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.
Fall 2021 Instructional Guidelines: Some practical recommendations.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR TESTING & EXPOSURE
General eligibility requirements for administration.
FACULTY FLOWCHART FOR CLASSROOM EXPOSURE
Steps to take in case of a possible or confirmed case in the classroom.
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. You also can view a town hall on telecommuting and other issues here.
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.
Positive COVID-19 cases:
|Spring Semester Cases|
(January 1- May 5)
(Aug 24 - Dec 31)
|Students - Total||0||0.6||794||2228||3033|
|Students in Campus Housing|
(part of total)*