THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
CURRENT CAMPUS PHASE: ORANGE
Guidelines for the fall semester will require some changes to assigned classrooms and student/faculty schedules. Preserving the in-person college experience of our first-year students and helping seniors complete their degrees are our guiding principles for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Almost half of all University of Utah courses have 25 students or fewer. Those courses may be scheduled first to reduce disruptions to the Fall 2020 course schedule
Other courses may be offered in a hybrid (some online/some in-person) or alternating attendance format. Online resources and digital technology will be maximized for every course. Faculty will provide syllabi and regular class communications through Canvas. Recorded and streamed lectures through Zoom and other digital technology will be used regularly.
Only Come to Campus if You Are Healthy
- You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), AND
- You do not have any other flu-like symptoms (for example, cough or shortness of breath), AND
- At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared, AND
- You have not had contact with anyone who is COVID positive (including the 5 days before they were positive) for 14 days.
Physical Distancing (6 ft) Must Be Maintained
- Maintain at least 6 ft of separation as often as possible. If this is not possible, face coverings must be worn.
- Minimize face-to-face contacts and avoid large gatherings.
- In person interactions should be limited to less than 50 people, while maintaining 6 ft separation at all times.
Use of Face Coverings on Campus Is REQUIRED
- Face coverings (cloth masks, scarves, gaiters, bandanas) are expected to cover the nose and mouth, except in approved circumstances, in all common areas in campus buildings such as hallways, restrooms, lounge areas, classrooms, conference rooms, etc. Face coverings must cover both the nose and the mouth. Plastic face shields do not meet this requirement.
- An online training course for students on Face Coverings and Physical Distancing will be available soon.
PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Key times to clean hands include:
- Before and after work shifts or breaks
- After blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the restroom
- Before eating or preparing food
- After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of the elbow
- Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces in your work space, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs
- Disconnect from power or remove batteries from all powered items, such as computers, monitors, mice, etc.
- Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection
- To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the COVID-19 virus and are appropriate for the surface
- Items such as keyboards and mice can be sanitized with 70% alcohol wipes to avoid damaging electronics
- Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. Clean and disinfect them before and after use.
Report Potential COVID-19 Exposure, Pending Test Results, or Diagnosis Immediately
- If you are tested for COVID-19 please complete the University of Utah COVID-19 reporting form.
- Keep track of places that you visit on campus and people with whom you interact. Reporting is paramount to campus safety, enabling contact tracing and proper disinfection of the workplace by campus Facilities personnel
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION (HRE)
In response to the U of U Re-Imagined Return to Campus plan, Housing & Residential Education has made the following adjustments:
- Maintained Room Types: Students will be housed in the room type they reserved, with the exception of triples. Residents will be housed with roommates as originally selected in their Housing U application.
- Modified Academic Calendar: In-person class instruction will end by November 26.
- Move-in Day: We are excited to welcome you to campus in August! In order to provide a socially-distanced and efficient move-in experience, Move-in Day will be adjusted to occur over multiple days on August 18, 19, and 20. Additional instructions and move-in assignments will be shared in mid-June. Please check our Moving In page for the most up-to-date information.
- Contract Cancellation Extension: HRE has extended the contract cancellation deadline without penalty to June 15 so that students can evaluate their individual health and safety plan. While we would like for you to be part of the on-campus community, we understand if this is not the environment that best fits your needs at this time.
The new residence hall closing date will be adjusted and an option to extend on-campus housing will be available for all students who wish to remain on campus during the virtual instruction and final exam period, which ends December 11. More information about signing up to extend your stay and the cost associated will be shared soon.
APARTMENTS & LASSONDE STUDIOS
Your contract period is from August through the months of November, December, until the spring semester move-in day. You are able to access your space throughout this time period.
contact the Housing & Residential Education office
University Student Apartments
University Student Apartments continues to offer housing to families and graduate students. Individuals on the waiting list will be contacted by an Assignments Coordinator for any fall semester apartment availability. For more information, please review their website, https://apartments.utah.edu/.