Current date: 5/1/2020
Last updated: May 28, 2020 — (9:45 a.m. MDT)
Weber State University moved to the Low Risk Phase of our COVID-19 recovery operations June 1.
For guidance regarding how the Low Risk Phase will inform specific areas of campus or operations like housing, dining services, common spaces, etc., please see the Phased Guidelines for Pandemic Recovery.
This change is consistent with the governor’s Utah Leads Together plan. The university is approaching recovery efforts in a deliberate, incremental process.
As announced by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), all Utah colleges and universities are developing plans for on-campus instruction for fall semester 2020 as conditions permit. The university, in concert with guidance from USHE and the governor’s office, expects to have more clarity about these plans in early June.
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University-related travel (domestic and international) should not occur through at least June 30. Exceptions to this restriction must be done with an abundance of caution and be approved by the dean or vice president and the Executive Committee of the WSU COVID-19 Task Force. Individuals traveling back from countries and regions of the United States with high COVID-19 transmission rates may be asked to self isolate for 14 days after their return.
We continue to encourage you, when considering your personal travel choices, to follow travel advisories issued by your local and state authorities. If you choose to travel, you may be restricted from returning to work depending upon the specifics of your circumstances.
USHE has asked all of its schools to implement travel surveys for students, faculty and staff to self-report any travel taken outside the state of Utah since Feb. 15.
Please complete this form for any domestic or international travel you have completed since Feb. 15. The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving daily, and we encourage you to self report any recent travel so that the University may better evaluate and make decisions regarding this situation. You must register university-funded travel, and we encourage self-reporting personal travel.
The information will be kept as confidential as possible, however should there be a credible need, the information may be shared with those who are legally authorized to receive it.
Summer Move-in: Move-in to campus housing is delayed until June 19–21.
Commencement: Spring commencement has been rescheduled for Aug. 29.
Summer Semester: WSU has moved to online/remote instruction through the end of the 2020 summer semester.
Work From Home: All employees who can work remotely will be asked to continue to do so until instructed otherwise by their supervisors.
According to the CDC, you can take simple steps to limit the spread of this or any virus.
- Stay home when you are sick until:
- You have had no fever for 72 hours without medicine, your other symptoms have improved and it has been at least 7 days since symptoms began, or
- You have received two negative tests in a row (24 hours apart), no fever and other symptoms have improved.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is unavailable, use the inside of your elbow, never your hand.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have a fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough or have trouble breathing:
- Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
If you're worried about whether you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707.
Caring for Others
As new information emerges, please remember the risk of COVID-19 is not connected with race, ethnicity or nationality. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin, and be sure to maintain confidentiality of those who may be tested for or have confirmed coronavirus infection. Sharing accurate information from only reliable sources is the best thing community members can do to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading.
For the latest coronavirus summary, see the CDC website.
Weber State’s Student Health Center and the Utah Department of Health are excellent resources for more information. The state has also set up a hotline at 1-800-456-7707.
Depending on where you call home, you may also want to consult with local resources such as the following:
- Davis County Health Department
- Weber Morgan Health Department
- Bear River Health Department
- Salt Lake County Health Department
We care about the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff both here and abroad.
This is an evolving situation. We will continue to monitor developments and follow the recommendations of the CDC, Utah Department of Health and our local health departments.
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.