WSU COVID-19 Response Timeline
Early to mid-Jan.: Office of Emergency Management begins monitoring COVID-19 and revises Pandemic Response Plan.
Jan. 31: WSU sends its first communication campuswide about the virus titled “Preventing Viral Infections.”
March 4: WSU activates COVID-19 Incident Management Team.
March 6: Utah Department of Health reports the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Utah.
March 11: WSU informs staff and students of a travel survey to self-report travel taken outside the U.S. since Feb. 15.
March 12: At the instruction of Gov. Gary Herbert, WSU announces plans to:
- Suspend classes from March 13-17.
- Move as many courses as possible to remote or online delivery for the remainder of the spring semester.
- Suspend all international and out-of-state university-sponsored travel through April 20.
March 15: WSU informs all supervisors that they need to identify all employees who can perform their primary responsibilities remotely, and begin phasing them into a work-from-home arrangement.
- The Stewart Library, Shepherd Union Building and Stromberg Complex close at the end of the day.
- Study abroad trips are canceled through May 10.
- Students are asked to remain off campus and to refrain from congregating anywhere per the latest federal coronavirus guidelines.
- All testing centers and computer labs are closed at the end of the day.
- WSU Athletics suspends all athletic activities.
- Withdrawal, credit/no-credit, audit deadline is extended to April 17.
- Courses resume online.
- Commencement is postponed.
- Big Sky Conference cancels all spring competitions and championships, suspends all practices.
March 21: WSU’s first COVID-19 case is confirmed.
March 25: Students are asked to check out of on-campus housing if they are able.
March 26: WSU announces summer semester will be offered in an online/virtual format.
April 2: Governor Herbert issues "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive through May 10.
April 10: Credit/No-credit deadline further extended to April 24.
April 17: WSU announces Aug. 29 as new commencement date.
May 1: Weber State announces plans to move from High Risk Phase to Moderate Risk Phase.
May 11: Moderate Risk Phase begins.
May 28: Weber State announces plans to move from Moderate Risk Phase to Low Risk Phase.
June 1: Low Risk Phase begins.
Aug. 24: The fall 2020 semester begins with classes offered in-person, online, virtual and hybrid.