If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or think you may have been exposed, fill out the self-reporting form to qualify for a free test.
If you are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but work, live, or attend classes on any Weber State campus, fill out the COVID test request form to be tested for free.
Last updated: Jan. 22, 2021 — (2:15 p.m. MDT)
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- Weber State University has made free COVID-19 testing available for all members of our campus community. This coincides with a Utah Department of Health mandate requiring all university and college students in Utah to be tested regularly for COVID-19.
- Per a public health order issued in December, we will be testing all enrolled students living, working or attending an in-person course on one of our campuses. The state expects this entry testing to be completed within 10 days of the start of spring semester. WSU employees and those who spend time on campus are encouraged to get tested as well.
- After Jan. 22, students, faculty and staff will be randomly selected to take a COVID-19 test. We anticipate being able to offer 400 randomized surveillance tests each weekday and an additional 500 symptomatic and targeted tests weekly. You will receive an email if you are selected to be part of this randomized surveillance testing.
- All individuals coming to campus must comply with on-campus mitigation strategies. More information is available on the student page, as well as the testing and safety page.
- By law, we are required to report positive tests to the health department. We will also be sharing that information with our campus contact tracers. Otherwise, your information will remain private and kept confidential.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, come in close contact with someone who did or have symptoms related to COVID-19, please fill out the self-report form.
- Do not come to campus when sick, practice good hygiene, stay 6 feet apart when possible and wear face coverings as required.
Our Plan for Spring 2021
- We will continue with our flexible course delivery methods, with an emphasis on increased face-to-face instruction where feasible. This includes classes that are in-person, online, virtual and hybrid.
- Contingency plans are in place for how we will deliver courses in any recovery stage, including if the state moves back to a heightened risk level or a specific situation arises on campus.
- Weber State Athletics has resumed competition for winter sports and spring sports are scheduled. More information is available on the athletics website.
Gov. Gary Herbert issued an executive order, declaring a statewide public health emergency due to COVID-19 that will remain in effect until further notice. The governor also introduced the state’s COVID-19 Transmission Index, which replaces the Utah Leads Together color-coded phased guidelines that have been in place since March.
Weber State is allowing university events to be hosted on campus, provided event organizers can meet the parameters outlined in the Phased Guidelines for Pandemic Recovery. These guidelines are in place through Jan. 31.
- Events and meetings, both those held on and off campus, are allowed with under 50 anticipated individuals during the fall semester. Events or meetings with fewer than 50 individuals can be implemented as long as mitigation measures are in place.
- Event organizers must work with venue managers and adhere to all protocols in place for that facility (e.g., space limitations, social distancing, assigned/ticketed seating, designated entrance/exits, etc.) Venue managers work with the COVID task force to align protocols including occupancy regulations.
- Events should significantly serve the university mission, and the primary audience should be students, faculty or staff.
- Events should include virtual options wherever possible to include individuals who cannot attend in person.
- Events are a one-time occurrence; they do not have a recurring nature.
- There will be no third party hosted events on campus for the fall.
- Events that do not meet required protocols may be canceled or shut down. Event organizers who are not in compliance with venue/event protocols may not be able to host future events.
- Use the Event Planning Template.
Events must be shared with the Events Coordination Committee. These travel and event guidelines are subject to change based on new developments or recommendations from regional and state public health officials.
COVID-19 Case Count
(Last updated: Jan. 22, 2021)
Seven-day and cumulative totals are now updated every Tuesday and Friday. The 14-day total is updated every Friday. These numbers reflect people who reported a positive COVID-19 test to Weber State after having been on one of our campuses in the 14 days prior to testing positive.
- Last seven days: 27
- Last 14 days: 53
- Cumulative total since Jan. 1, 2020: 17
This website is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.