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The University of Utah is actively monitoring the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness COVID-19. The University’s COVID-19 webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important updates. University of Utah Health also has a helpful webpage with FAQs, practical tips about how to protect yourself from COVID-19, and more.


Please use this self-report form if you: have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, or you have been tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 & Community Responsibility

It will take everyone, working together, to support a safer on-campus community. Adhering to updated policies and guidelines is the responsibility of all residents to ensure the health and well-being of our overall community. Please review the following updates and information regarding living on campus in the era of COVID-19


COVID-19 Testing

Asymptomatic Testing:

  • Testing helps us to understand the level of infection on campus and the speed of infection within the community. This informs strategies for communities where the infection rate may be higher or spreading more rapidly. By identifying individuals that are infected, we can limit the impact on the rest of the neighborhood.
  • The University of Utah offers free, weekly COVID-19 testing on campus. HRE encourages our campus community to use this free service.
Day of Week Officers Club Union (West Ballroom)
Monday 8-11:30 a.m., 12-5 p.m.  -
Tuesday 8-11 a.m. 12-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8-11:30 a.m., 12-5 p.m.  -
Thursday 8-11 a.m. 12-5:30 p.m.
Friday 8-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m.


Schedule A COVID-19 Test

Symptomatic & Exposed Testing Information:

  • Public Health recommends you get tested after 5-7 days from the exposure date. If you have any symptoms, you should get tested immediately.  Even mild symptoms can indicate infection. Common symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, stomach ache, or other flu-like symptoms.

Symptomatic Testing on Campus at the Officers Club:

  • Individuals can sign up for a testing slot by calling 801-581-2949. Available hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 9-11:30 a.m.
  • When you arrive for testing at the east door of the Officers Club, you will see a sign to call the phone number on the door. A staff member will come to let you and complete your test. The test is a saliva test.
  • Results will be sent to your UMail addresses.

Other Testing Sites:

  • Visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/ to find convenient testing sites throughout Utah.
  • You can call the UU COVID Health hotline at 801-587-0712 to make an appointment for testing. Letting them know that you have been referred by a Contact Tracer as you have been exposed. You can also schedule an appointment online here. Testing is free for students.
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Covid-19 Vaccine

Getting the vaccine not only benefits yourself but the health of the greater community. You are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine, particularly as we work to offer more in-person classes in the fall.

An on-campus vaccination clinic is available for students, faculty, staff, and the campus community. Vaccine distribution is also available through health departments and pharmacies.

Schedule On-Campus Here

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Fall 2021 Move-In

Move-In this fall will occur August 17, 18, and 19 for all on-campus residents. All residents have been assigned a day and time to move into their space. More information about move-in can be found on our Moving In webpage below. We also encourage you to review our Fall 2021 Updates webpage for the latest information.

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Face Coverings

  • Mask-wearing continues to be an effective means of preventing infection for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. We also encourage vaccinated individuals to follow CDC guidance regarding face coverings, which now recommends the use of face coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. 
  • That said, University policy does not require face coverings to be worn on campus. See below for the University of Utah's face covering and vaccine recommendations.

University Announcement

Guest Policy

A guest is defined as anyone who is not contracted to live in an HRE space. Beginning June 15, 2021, guests will be permitted inside HRE rooms/apartments. Visit our Guest Registration webpage for policy information and step-by-step instructions on registering your guest.

Guest Registration

Isolation Spaces

Rooms throughout all buildings on-campus are held as isolation rooms. Residents who become ill with the coronavirus may be temporarily moved to an isolation space while they recover in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you believe you are in need of an isolation space, please complete the HRE Self-Report Form and an HRE staff member will contact you directly.

Cleaning Buckets

Cleaning and sanitation supplies are available for residents to use. Cleaning buckets can be picked up in laundry rooms. Please return cleaning buckets after you use them so that our custodial team can keep supplies replenished. Buckets include:

  • Glass cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner and disinfectant
  • Gloves
  • Towels

Cleaning Checklist In Your Room

HRE custodial team members will clean common areas and high traffic areas of campus. All residents should regularly clean their own bedroom and/or bathroom areas:

  • Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on the surfaces.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

(Source: CDC)

The University’s COVID-19 webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important University-wide updates.

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