The University of Utah is actively monitoring the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness COVID-19. The University’s COVID-19 webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important updates. University of Utah Health also has a helpful webpage with FAQs, practical tips about how to protect yourself from COVID-19, and more.
COVID-19 & Community Responsibility
It will take everyone, working together, to support a safer on-campus community. Adhering to updated policies and guidelines is a responsibility of all residents to ensure the health and well-being of our overall community. Please review the following updates and information regarding living on campus in the era of COVID-19.
- Testing helps us to understand the level of infection on campus and the speed of infection within the community. This informs strategies for communities where the infection rate may be higher or spreading more rapidly. By identifying individuals that are infected, we can limit the impact on the rest of the neighborhood.
- The University of Utah offers free, weekly COVID-19 testing on campus. HRE encourages our campus community to use this free service.
Symptomatic & Exposed Testing Information:
- Public Health recommends you get tested after 5-7 days from the exposure date. If you have any symptoms, you should get tested immediately. Even mild symptoms can indicate infection. Common symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, stomach ache, or other flu-like symptoms.
Symptomatic Testing on Campus at the Officer’s Club:
- Individuals can sign up for testing slots by using the SCHEDULE A SYMPTOMATIC TEST button at the bottom of the page on the campus testing landing page. Available hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
- When you arrive for testing at the east door of the Officers Club, you will see a sign to call the phone number on the door. A staff member will come to let you and complete your test. The test is a saliva test.
- Results will be sent to your UMail addresses.
Other Testing Sites:
- You can call the UU COVID Health hotline at 801-587-0712 to make an appointment for testing. Letting them know that you have been referred by a Contact Tracer as you have been exposed. You can also schedule an appointment online here. Testing is free for students.
Getting the vaccine not only benefits yourself but the health of the greater community. You are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine, particularly as we work to offer more in-person classes in the fall.
An on-campus vaccination clinic is available for students, faculty, staff, and the campus community. Vaccine distribution is also available through health departments and pharmacies.
Fall 2021 Move-In
Move-In this fall will occur August 17, 18, and 19 for all on-campus residents. All residents have been assigned a day and time to move into their space. More information about move-in can be found on our Moving In webpage below. We also encourage you to review our Fall 2021 Updates webpage for the latest information.
- Beginning May 24, 2021, University policy does not require face coverings to be worn on campus. That said, mask-wearing continues to be an effective means of preventing infection for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. See below for the University of Utah's face covering policy update.
- Glass cleaner
- All-purpose cleaner and disinfectant
Cleaning Checklist In Your Room
HRE custodial team members will clean common areas and high traffic areas of campus. All residents should regularly clean their own bedroom and/or bathroom areas:
- Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on the surfaces.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.