Campus COVID-19 Information

SUU operates under the direction and guidance of a number of entities including the Utah State Legislature, the Utah System of Higher Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the Utah Department of Health, the Southwest Department of Health, and various accrediting bodies.

Latest Updates (8/17/2022)

COVID-19 is still present so masks, sanitizer and wipes are available in all classrooms for those who wish to use them. We encourage you to use these prevention strategies and practice good hygiene to ensure a safe campus, especially if you feel like you are getting sick.  

As we continue to navigate these unique challenges, as well as daily life, keeping up with your mental health should be a priority. Please visit our new Mental Health website for a list of resources to stay healthy and happy.

Healthy Practices

SUU is mask friendly. This means that students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome, but not required, to wear masks inside campus buildings. We have free SUU masks available for employees and students which can be picked up in the STIL Office (ST 177).

Get vaccinated and stay up to date with booster shots. Learn more about vaccine safety from the CDC. Being vaccinated can reduce or eliminate the need to quarantine or isolate. It also can help better protect not only you, but other campus community members.

If you are sick, please stay home and follow appropriate protocols. Your professors and supervisors will be flexible and work with you to make accommodations via the COVID-19 Self Report Form. To learn more about updated quarantine and isolation guidelines, visit the CDC website.

Practice good hygiene with regular hand washing and disinfecting high touch areas.

Work together and consistently consider the impact of your decisions and actions on other employees and students.

COVID Testing

SUU’s COVID Testing Center serves symptomatic members of the campus community and their immediate family members (living in the same household). The COVID Testing Center will be open from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m Monday through Friday by appointment only. (excluding campus closures)

Other Testing Options:

Questions about quarantine and isolation guidelines please visit the CDC’s website for the latest updates.

The state of Utah has a Covid-19 hotline available at 385-273-7878 that will be available  Mondays to Fridays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Case Counts

Updated each Monday

Positive Tests

Week Community Students Faculty & Staff Total Tests Administered
November 7 - November 13, 2022 1 17 3 21 90
October 31 - November 6, 2022 0 13 3 16 141
October 24 - October 30, 2022 0 2 0 2 30
October 17 - October 23, 2022 0 3 0 3 30
October 10 - October 16, 2022 0 0 0 0 9
October 3 - October 9, 2022 0 0 0 0 38
September 26 - October 2, 2022 0 3 0 3 896
September 19 - September 25, 2022 0 0 0 0 894
September 12 - September 18, 2022 0 1 0 1 854
September 5 - September 11, 2022 1 4 2 7 745
August 29 - September 4, 2022 0 3 2 5 664
August 22 - August 28, 2022 0 1 0 1 117
August 15 - August 21, 2022 0 1 1 2 107
August 8 - August 14, 2022 1 1 1 2 119
August 1 - August 7, 2022 0 1 0 1 125
July 25 - July 31, 2022 1 0 3 4 123
July 18 - July 24, 2022 1 1 0 2 139
July 11 - July 17, 2022 5 7 5 17 208
July 4 - July 10, 2022 1 2 2 5 183
June 27 - July 3, 2022 0 3 4 7 206
Week Students Faculty & Staff Total*
November 7 - November 13, 2022 16 3 19
October 31 - November 6, 2022 13 3 16
October 24 - October 30, 2022 2 0 2
October 17 - October 23, 2022 3 0 3
October 10 - October 16, 2022 0 0 0
October 3 - October 9, 2022 0 0 0
September 26-  October 2, 2022 3 0 3
September 19 - September 25, 2022 0 0 0
September 12 - September 18, 2022 1 0 1
September 5 - September 11, 2022 4 2 6
August 29 - September 4, 2022 3 2 5
August 22 - August 28, 2022 1 0 1
August 15 - August 21, 2022 1 3 4
August 8 - August 14, 2022 0 2 2
August 1 - August 7, 2022 2 0 2
July 25 - July 31, 2022 2 3 5
July 18 - July 24, 2022 3 1 4
July 11 - July 17, 2022 8 6 14
July 4 - July 10, 2022 6 2 8
June 27 - July 3, 2022 4 5 9

*This table does not report community members who have tested positive at SUU's testing site.

Counts may change due to self-reports coming in after numbers were initially reported. 

The number of cases listed in this chart are those who have tested positive at SUU's testing site or have self-reported a positive COVID test to SUU within the prior week (Monday to Sunday). There may be other cases on campus that are not included as individuals may not have used the SUU testing site or self-reported a positive test result to SUU. The case counts shown here represent SUU's very best effort to capture the number of cases.

For more information on COVID cases in Iron County, please visit Southwest Utah Public Health.