July 8, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Utah has moved to an endemic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Utah Valley University, we continue to work with our national, state, and local health partners to monitor for any change that could negatively impact our UVU community. While COVID-19 case tracking is no longer occurring on campus, we monitor infection rates weekly on a regional and state level.

As part of Utah’s transition to a Steady State response, UVU is also taking the following actions:

  • COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged but no longer required to attend UVU. Vaccinations are available through the Utah County Health Department and traditional providers.
  • Free at-home test kits are no longer available at UVU. At-Home Test Kits, however, can be ordered through COVID.gov. You can find answers on the CDC website or by contacting your healthcare provider.

COVID-19 infection rates are currently fluctuating in Utah. (For more information about the COVID date, visit the CDC website.) We ask that those who are ill continue to follow health protocols, including staying home, physical distancing from other people, and considering wearing a mask until well.


Robin Ebmeyer
Director of Emergency Management and Safety

New COVID-10 infor line 385-273-7878, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-3pm, Sun closed.  coronavirusutah.gov.

Nueva linea de informacion de COVID-19 385-273-7878, Lunes a viernes de 7am-7pm, Sabado 7am-3pm, domingo cerrado. coronavirusutah.gov.

For COVID-19 related questions, please call (801) 863-4805


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 Emergency Management and Safety at (801) 863-4805.

What you need to know

  • We are a mask-friendly 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. 
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 or have other respiratory-illness-related symptoms, we ask you to follow the CDC recommendations.

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

Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19