EHSEB Covid-19 Updates
Services and Building Status
Last updated: January 7, 2022
Salt Lake County Mask Mandate Order
Effective: January 8 to February 7
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson signed a public health order Friday evening that Dr. Angela Dunn, the executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, issued earlier in the day. The order requires people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear “well-fitting masks” when indoors or gathering in large groups outdoors in Salt Lake County.
People younger than 2 years old and people with medical conditions, impairments or disabilities that prevent the ability to wear a mask would be exempt, according to the order. Anyone who works alone or works in a field where a mask would hamper work is also possibly exempt, as is anyone seated at a restaurant or bar that is actively eating or drinking.
Spring 2022 Semester Updates
Spring 2022 Return to Campus Town Hall On January 7, 2022 a town hall meeting on COVID-19 protocols was held online.
Note that the comments in this town hall regarding mask mandates were made before the Salt Lake County public health order requiring masks. This order applies to the University of Utah.
Information & Precautions
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now accounts for 70% of cases in Utah. While this variant is potentially less deadly, is more highly transmissible. In order to keep the number of cases low members of the campus community are being asked to follow these protocols:
- Test weekly for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and get a booster when eligible
- If you test positive, or are unvaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 follow the 5-5-5 rule*
In addition we are asking people on campus to follow CDC guidelines regarding face masks.
Although masks are currently required in buildings where direct clinical care is provided, U of U Health leadership is expanding this requirement to include ALL U of U Health facilities. We understand that many employees work in buildings that are shared with other organizations and may not be exclusive to U of U Health. In these instances, the expectation is that all U of U Health employees and students will wear a mask.
Learn more about the updated Universal Face Covering (Masking) and Eye Protection Policy by clicking on the links below:
ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
For symptomatic or confirmed exposure (via contact tracing)
University students, faculty or staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call the University of Utah health and testing hotline at 801-587-0712 or visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/reserve-test/ to schedule an appointment through University of Utah Health.
Students, faculty and staff can also visit the state’s coronavirus site at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/ to find additional testing locations.
U of U Health faculty and staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call work Wellness at 801-581-2227 (select option 1) before returning to work.
Read details for All Students, Faculty and Staff (including healthcare workers)
COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRESS & AVAILABILITY
INFORMATION AND POLICY
MONDAY – FRIDAY, Doors Open:
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
Mon-Fri: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat-Sun: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
View University of Utah holidays and campus closure days
Eccles Health Sciences Library
- All floors open
- Access is through the main level ,
EHSEB walkway bridge, or upper level north doors from SOM building
- Exit through any door
- Please clean any areas you use
- THE Studio open by reservation only
- Library Services Status
Learn more through these webpages:Top ↑
READ UP-TO-DATE GUIDANCE: https://coronavirus.utah.edu/
HEALTH CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
The store has resumed normal operations. The store will continue to offer curbside pickup and encourage patrons to take advantage of this service.
MONDAY – FRIDAY
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Floor Map
Web: for holiday closures or other University Campus Stores
ENGLAND HUB BISTRO
The University of Utah food pantry aims to minimize hunger among our students, their families, and faculty and staff by providing free, accessible, and nutritious food.
EHSEB satellite Feed U Pantry is located in the Stensaas Lounge of EHSEB. It is open during regular building hours. For students needing UCard access, please contact:
Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt.
Coronavirus: COVID-19 U of U Health
COVID-19 Central @theU