March 17 COVID-19 Campus Update: Services & Staffing


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Dear Wolverines,

Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. Our faculty, staff, and administrators have demonstrated great sensitivity, creativity, and resolve during this unusual time on your behalf. We particularly want to acknowledge those who answered the call to move more than 4,000 course sections from face-to-face to alternate and remote instruction and those working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and employees.

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, UVU will implement the following changes while remaining open and operating under modified conditions. Supervisors will immediately begin to work to determine which employees must be on campus to carry out essential university functions and which can telecommute. Please work with your supervisor to establish your work plan. Also, as part of UVU’s modified operations, the following facilities and service changes are effective immediately:

  1. During the remainder of Spring Break (March 17-19), the Orem campus will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. As scheduled, all campus locations are closed Friday, March 20 as part of Spring Break.
  2. UVU’s Wee Care Center (child care) is closed until further notice.
  3. The fitness center, bowling alley, and game section in the Student Life and Wellness Center (SLWC) are closed through May 1; all other SLWC services remain open.
  4. The Testing Center will remain closed until further notice.
  5. The computer lab in the Fulton Library and the SC 215 lab in the Sorensen Student Center will remain open; all other open labs will be closed until further notice.
  6. Academic advising services will be conducted predominantly online.
  7. Effective immediately, please use the grab-and-go options in dining services and practice social distancing while eating.
  8. An announcement regarding Commencement 2020 will be forthcoming.

Please note that essential service areas will remain open, with limited in-person staff. 

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the FAQs listed on will continue to be updated for your information and resource. Employees, please continue to work with your supervisors to clarify how your job function is impacted by this situation.

As a reminder, if you are sick, please stay home.

Thank you to the entire campus community for demonstrating exceptional care and accountability as we continue to deliver a meaningful education while protecting the health and safety of everyone.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these extraordinary times. 



Astrid S. Tuminez

Wayne Vaught