Preventative Measures

With our institution’s return to work plan, departments will still complete return to work protocols including implementing safety measures.

To help protect ourselves and others from the threat of a transmissible disease, review the following information:

For the latest guidance regarding face coverings on campus, visit: https://weber.edu/coronavirus/face-coverings.html

The CDC has created guides for properly putting on, removing, cleaning, and making face coverings. This information is also available in American Sign Language. Everyone is to review these materials.

We have also developed a flow chart with additional information about how to de-escalate face covering conversations.

  • Prescreening: Employees are to take their temperature and assess symptoms each day, prior to coming to work. The general symptoms assessment includes checking for: cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, decreased sense of smell/taste, and/or sore throat, and a fever greater than 100.4.
    • Employees may find using the monitoring form developed by the Weber-Morgan Health Department to be helpful.
       
  • Contact Tracing: Individuals exhibiting symptoms MUST stay home. If you test positive, have symptoms, are in close contact with someone who has symptoms, please complete the self report form. Please share this same information with your students or employees. See Appendix D of the Phased Guidelines for Pandemic Recovery regarding additional protocols for how to handle suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Consider downloading the Healthy Together Utah app to assist with daily prescreening and contact tracing in the community.

Coming together in physical spaces is important for the work we do as a university. We cannot do this work without relying on everyone to take actions that may help to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. We know that individuals can be infected, but show no signs of illness. The CDC indicates that risk of spreading COVID-19 is lowered when all faculty, staff, and students follow a full range of protective measures, including wearing face coverings. The priority is to keep our campus healthy and open.  All information contained in this email can also be found on our Human Resources webpage.