We created resources to help our faculty and staff understand best practices and guidelines to ensure a safe work environment for everyone. We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments. If you are in doubt about a situation or how to proceed, please reach out to Human Resources at (801) 863-8207.

What you need to know

  • We are a mask-recommended university. Face coverings over the nose and mouth are recommended in all campus buildings, for those who have not been vaccinated fully. This includes instruction during class when students are present. If you cannot wear a mask, please contact Human Resources. If one of your students cannot wear a mask, please have them contact Accessibility Services at (801) 863-8747. 
  • We need you to take care of yourself and stay mindful of the symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms include fever or chills, loss of taste or smell, nausea, and a sore throat. For convenience, we provided a self-assessment checklist.
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have other respiratory-illness-related symptoms, we ask you to fill out this form. This information will help us keep others safe.
  • If you have been ill and are ready to return to work on campus, we need you to complete our Return to Work after Illness or Exposure Form.  
  • If flexibility is needed due to COVID-19 please refer to the Remote Work Information. The temp remote work agreement will not be in effect past May 31.


More on face coverings

All employees of the university are recommended to wear a face covering, if they have not been vaccinated, while working on campus as a condition of their employment. You do not have to wear a mask while alone in an office. Guidelines we will continue to follow are available under Protective Measures.


Trainings and support

For more on the university's response to COVID-19, please see the COVID-19 Recovery Plan. For HR forms and resources related to COVID-19 please see the COVID-19 Employee Guide.

Please see pandemic-related trainings for employees and supervisors below.

Class Logistics

Classes will be offered in three different modalities — face-to-face, livestream, and online. We have optimized each course to meet our safety precautions while still providing you a high-caliber education.


Face to Face

Face-to-face classes will rotate between attending in person and livestream. The rotation is based on your birthday (odd and even days). For example, Jan. 11 is odd, and Jan. 12 is even. Those with even-numbered birthdays will meet face-to-face on Monday and Tuesday; odd-numbered birthdays will meet face-to-face on Wednesday and Thursday. Your professor may adjust this depending on class needs.

Traditional online:

Student on laptop

Online classes will function as usual. No changes made.

Livestream (new):

Student working at computer with webcam

Your class will be livestreamed to you at home (or anywhere else). You will participate in class sessions and interact with the instructor and others via computer.

How to protect your health

You can decrease your chances of contracting coronavirus by following these protective measures:

  • Avoid shaking hands. Use an elbow bump instead.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap for 10-20 seconds.
  • Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content when you have been in contact with other people.
  • Use disinfectant wipes at stores where available. Wipe the handles of grocery carts.
  • Get an appropriate amount of sleep.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Stay home if you become ill (fever, cough, and body aches).
  • Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard it, or cough or sneeze against your arm (not into your hands) if you don’t have a tissue.
  • Seek medical treatment if necessary.

If you become sick: 

10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home

COVID-19: Quarantine vs. Isolation