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.
  • 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.  


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.


Vaccine and Testing Resources

Free COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available in the Science Building atrium. Students, faculty, and staff can make an appointment. The tests are performed by trained UVU employees utilizing non-invasive anterior nasal swabs. UVU uses the rapid antigen testing, which is NOT a PCR test. Results are available within a few hours of testing.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination: The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Science Building Atrium for all UVU students, faculty, staff and their family members 18 years of age or older. Photo identification must be presented before being vaccinated.

For more information about UVU’s COVID testing and vaccinations, visit our Testing website. For more information about the COVID Vaccine, visit the CDC website, or view the following video:

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