High-Risk Individuals

The health and safety of the SUU community is our top priority. Faculty, staff and students in high-risk categories are encouraged to not be on campus during this time.

CDC guidelines identify the following as high-risk individuals:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People under cancer treatment, who have bone marrow or organ transplants, who have immune deficiencies and HIV or AIDS, and who have prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
  • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index > 40)
  • People with diabetes, kidney disease, and liver disease
  • People who smoke
  • People with hypertension


Remote coursework options are available for students in these situations. All lectures will offer face-to-face, live remote delivery, and on-demand remote delivery options, giving high-risk students the opportunity to continue their schooling. Students should contact their professor directly for assistance.


University employees who have elevated risk factors for contracting the virus, or who desire to seek adjustments to their work circumstances because of COVID-related risk concerns, need to take the responsibility to engage with their supervisors and Human Resources to seek appropriate accommodations and adjustments, including those required for the American with Disabilities Act.

Frequently Asked Questions