Spring Semester COVID Update for Residential Students

January 5, 2022

Residence halls re-open January 8, 2022. We’re excited to have you back on campus. Because of the Omicron surge there are two critical safety measures you need to take:

  • You must wear a mask in all common spaces of the residence halls the first two weeks of the semester.
  • You must provide a negative COVID test to move in.

All residential students must complete a COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) test 120 hours prior to moving into the residence halls and report negative test results with the COVID-19 test form found in eRezlife. Residents will not be able to access the halls with ID Cards without completing the COVID-19 test form.  Any resident that enters the residence halls without reporting a negative test through eRezLife will be reported to Student Conduct and fined $200. For those traveling from out of state or from outside the Salt Lake City area who are unable to get a test prior to arriving, please schedule a test at Student Health Services.

If you have tested positive in the past 90 days, you must report your positive test result (select the Past COVID-19 Diagnosis option) in lieu of the COVID-19 test form found in eRezLife. The Office of Residence Life will be notified that you are exempt from the return testing requirement. Failure to report a past COVID-19 diagnosis in lieu of the COVID-19 test form will be reported to Student Conduct and fined $250.

Free on-campus priority Covid testing is available to residential students by appointment only January 8 and January 9 from noon–4:00 p.m. Appointments are scheduled online through Student Health Services. Symptomatic test seekers must contact SHS by phone at 801.832.2239 prior to scheduled appointment. Testing sites are also available across the country at community-based testing sites (many free of charge). You may also ask your primary care physician.

Masking is required in residence hall common spaces until January 24. The end date for mandatory masking in the residence halls will be reassessed and communicated to all residential students prior to January 24. Residential students are not required to mask in their personal rooms and apartments. Any resident that does not mask in residence hall common areas will be reported to Student Conduct and fined $25. 

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