Keeping Campus Healthy

It is up to everyone to take personal responsibility to stay informed and take actions based on best practices and wise judgment in an effort to maintain face-to-face instruction while protecting the health and safety of the university community.

Faculty, staff and students should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms daily before going to class, work or campus. 

  1. Monitor your health daily: Each morning, when you wake up, be honest with yourself about your health.
  2. If symptoms of COVID-19 are present, faculty, staff, and students must contact their doctor (or other local health professional) to see if they should be tested. Download Utah’s Healthy Together App for a 10-second health check.
  3. If the medical professional recommends a test, proceed to a local testing facility, get tested, and then isolate yourself in your home/apartment until test results are received.
  4. If results are positive, the faculty, staff, or student will isolate for 14 days, participate in contact tracing led by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, and report their positive test results to SUU.
  5. If the results are negative, stay home until you are symptom free.
  6. If the medical professional does not recommend a test, stay home until you are symptom free from whatever illness you have.

Everyone is required to wear face coverings or masks on campus, as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order. This includes in classrooms, labs, meetings, the library, and social gatherings. SUU will provide masks for those who do not have their own. Please maintain social distancing (6 feet apart) whenever possible.

All public areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis (daily Monday - Friday). High touch points, such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails etc., are disinfected multiple times per day. Disinfectant wipes will be available in each classroom should students desire to disinfect their own spaces.

All members of the SUU community and any authorized contractors or visitors are being asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet while on campus. The university has taken steps to proactively establish conditions, wherever possible, in the residential, dining, and academic settings, to facilitate maintaining a distance of 6 feet.

Hand sanitizing stations will be placed in key locations around campus, particularly in areas where hand washing is not available.

Consider using the Portal Entryways app to reduce the need to touch door handles as often. 

Please visit these public health sites for other precautions and information regarding the spread of the virus.

Frequently Asked Questions