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Fully restoring campus operations requires patience, careful consideration and deliberate implementation. As the situation is still fluid, some of these details may change. We will update these pages accordingly.

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From the Office of the President

Masks

We have tried to share decisions on the mask mandate as quickly as possible, and we know this is an ongoing question and concern. Our intent has always been to keep employees and students as protected as possible. We have been given different directions on what that means and how we can implement our goal and still comply with state law. Last week the Governor’s Office said the mask mandate for state employees has been extended through May 31. Given this information – in addition to ongoing discussions with USHE staff (who have talked to legislative leadership and the Governor’s Office) – we restate our expectation that employees and students continue to wear masks while in state facilities through the end of May. State law also requires that masks be worn in gatherings of 50+, which will include Commencement.

Vaccines

This is our greatest defense against COVID infection. Now that vaccines are available, we encourage everyone to get the vaccine. We vaccinated nearly 150 people on campus earlier this week. Multiple locations in Sanpete and Sevier are administering vaccines; see the Utah vaccination distribution locations below. We encourage you to continue with our original COVID-19 protocol of increased sanitization, washing of hands, physically distancing, etc.

We made it to May!

Spring Semester Safety Guidelines

Ready Guideline 1

Practice Social Distancing

Stay 6 feet apart when possible and do not congregate.

Limit face-to-face interaction and campus footprint as much as possible.

Move quickly and observe social distancing in hallways.

Ready Guideline 2

Wear Face Coverings

Face coverings are required in campus facilities (Exceptions: private work areas, ADA restrictions for face coverings, etc.).*

Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and be properly removed, cleaned, stored or disposed of, to avoid contamination of self, others or the environment.

Face Coverings

Ready Guideline 3

Practice Prevention Hygiene

Wash hands frequently and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your face, eyes, or nose.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Ready Guideline 4

Limit Gatherings and Meetings

Limit number of participants per college requirements, depending on safety plan phase.

Practice social distancing during meetings and allow a remote option.

Keep meetings minimal and reserved for critical activities.

Clean and disinfect all table surfaces, chairs and computer equipment before and after each on-campus meeting.

Personal Accountability Protocol

All employees and students are expected to follow College safety guidelines.

Any person not wearing an applicable face covering when required, or abiding to social distancing requirements, may be asked to leave the facility.

*If you are unable to wear a face covering, please visit the ADA office (students) or HR (employees) for appropriate accommodations.

Stay Home When You Are Sick

The CDC says those with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

If you are tested for COVID-19, you may continue to work from home, if possible, while in quarantine and/or self-isolation. If you test positive for COVID-19 you are not permitted to return to campus until you fulfill the state’s self-isolation or quarantine requirement.

Quarantine & Self-Isolation