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Campus Health Notice: Coronavirus

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Updated: May 27, 2020 @ 12:01 pm

With all that is going on in the world, we want you to know that we care about you and your health and safety. We are committed to doing what we can to help you be successful during these unusual and unprecedented times.

SUU will resume on-campus classes for fall 2020. A comprehensive reopening plan is being developed and will be released at a later date. Read President Wyatt’s email to campus for more information.

Please carefully look through this page for the most updated details on campus operations, academics, events, and travel.

Additional information regarding the coronavirus may be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.





What should I do if I'm feeling sick?

Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. You could also call Intermountain Healthcare InstaCare at (435)-865-3440 or Cedar City Hospital at (435)-865-5000.

Your healthcare professional will work with the public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If this is an emergency please call 911.

With the current status of campus offices, you may consider staying at home or remaining wherever you are for the next few weeks. We will continue to provide housing and dining services to those on campus, but other resources like the Library, Testing Center, Tutoring Center, and CAPS have transitioned to virtual services.

If any of you currently work on campus, please contact your supervisor for further discussion about the status of your position. While many on-campus student jobs have been put on hold, the University will do what we can to support students in town that need to continue working.

In regards to the work of our employees the goal is to limit face-to-face interaction. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to conduct their work virtually. Some individuals may be able to do so working from home while others may prefer to come to campus and work privately in their offices. Exceptions include academic college and department offices, as well as individuals who must interact with the public in a face-to-face manner. Employees should work with their supervisors for details.

We encourage faculty to be flexible and do their best to provide students with a positive learning environment. Please be accommodating as students’ extenuating circumstances arise.

The Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) office has several resources for faculty on their website, including request forms for a Zoom Pro license and a webcam if your office or personal computer doesn’t already have one. Please contact canvas@suu.edu with other questions.

In regards to the work of our employees the goal is to limit face-to-face interaction. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to conduct their work virtually. Some individuals may be able to do so working from home while others may prefer to come to campus and work privately in their offices. Exceptions include academic college and department offices, as well as individuals who must interact with the public in a face-to-face manner. Employees should work with their supervisors for details.

Please remain flexible in your current operations as we work through this rapidly evolving situation. 

Stay Updated on the Situation

SUU has a text alert system in place to immediately warn anyone of any campus emergency. 

Sign up for Text Alerts from SUU

All questions regarding the university’s COVID-19 response can be emailed to SUU's Emergency Response team at emergencyresponse@suu.edu.

Email the Emergency Response Team

When you call SUU's hotline (435-865-8488), be prepared to leave a short message regarding your question or concern, your name, and phone number. 

A representative from SUU will collect your information and respond within the next business day with further resources to help answer your question.

Call the SUU COVID-19 Hotline


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Coronavirus in Utah

  • Follow the @utahcoronavirus Twitter account for the latest information on COVID-19 in Utah.
  • The Governor of Utah Gary Herbert has issued a 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' directive to all Utahns. 
  • Testing and reported case numbers are being closely monitored by the Utah Department of Health.
  • Intermountain Healthcare has established a COVID-19 testing site at the InstaCare on 962 Sage Dr. in Cedar City. This site is intended to receive patients who have been directed by clinicians, physicians, or APPs to be tested. 
  • Intermountain has launched a new COVID-19 Symptom Checker available to everyone and easily accessible on intermountainhealthcare.org. This is an easy-to-use, digital tool to help people assess their symptoms and risk for COVID-19, and to navigate to the most appropriate care setting.