semester guidelines

Per the latest CDC guidelines and recent state legislation, masks and face coverings are not required at the University of Utah. Please note that masks will continue to be required inside University of Utah Health facilities. Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are available for all members of the campus community (including friends and family of university faculty, staff and students) and can be scheduled online. You can also call the U’s vaccination hotline at 801-213-2874 (and press option 2) for assistance in finding and scheduling a vaccination appointment. 

That said, 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. As a reminder, people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose seres of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and our campus community.


Faculty & Staff

Faculty & staff return to campus checklist

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Visitors coming to campus checklist

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Faculty & Staff Checklist

  • Complete the Return to Campus Safely training and attestation:
  • Refer to Instructional Guidelines for help preparing for your classes.
  • Rigorously practice handwashing, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Maintain office cleanliness through removal of unnecessary personal items and debris to create clean counter spaces and support of cleaning efforts on common surfaces.
  • The university is asking students, faculty and staff to stay home if they are sick. Additionally, follow university employee exposure guidance. The list of symptoms for COVID-19 is available on the CDC website. If you have been exposed and/or are exhibiting symptoms, complete the university’s Self-Reporting Form.
  • If a student or co-worker becomes ill in a building where you work or teach, follow the university’s COVID-19 reporting and distancing protocol.
  • See the Employee Assistance Program webpage for additional resources available related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 self-reporting form

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Student Checklist

  • Complete “Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment” online training via Community Standards Courses tile in CIS
  • Rigorously practice handwashing, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation
  • Use 70% alcohol wipes to frequently sanitize cell phones, keyboards and computer mice
  • Avoid use of other people’s phones, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment when possible
  • The university is asking students, faculty and staff to stay home if they are sick. The list of symptoms for COVID-19 is available on the CDC website.
  • Quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID -19 test.
  • Students living on campus should complete the housing self-reporting form (button below) if exposed to, being tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19.

housing self-reporting form

  • Students who do not live on campus should use the self-reporting form (button below).

COVID-19 self-reporting form

Visitor Checklist

While the University of Utah is open, many programs, services and attractions are limiting public and visitor access. If you are planning to visit campus, please check the website of the specific entity for hours and special protocols that may be in place.

General visitor guidelines:

  • The university is asking students, faculty, staff, and visitors to stay home if they are sick. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, new or worsening chronic cough, runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath.
  • To schedule a campus visit for a prospective student, visit Admissions. 
  • Non-resident guests or visitors are not permitted inside on-campus residence halls and apartments outside of assisting with move-in or move-out for the  semester. For more information, visit the HRE COVID-19 webpage.
  • International visitors to campus should check with the university’s Office for Global Engagement for specific guidelines.

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