COVID-19 EHSEB Updates

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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.

Read the Order: Salt Lake County Public Health Order
University of Utah

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*

You can learn more about these protocols here.

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:


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 to schedule an appointment through University of Utah Health.

Students, faculty and staff can also visit the state’s coronavirus site at 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)


Get the most current information for the COVID-19 Vaccination through the University of Utah Health.



Building Hours

MONDAY – FRIDAY, Doors Open:

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

UCard access:
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



7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Closed: Holidays and closures
Room: 3100 / Computer Suite | Floor Map
Phone: 801-213-3522
Form: Submit a service ticket

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Eccles Health Sciences Library

The libraries’ thousands of online journals, databases, and eBooks remain available via EZproxy; in addition, live reference help is available to all students, staff, and faculty.

EHSL Service Desk


7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Holidays & closures
Location: Main floor
Phone: (801) 581-5534
Web: Eccles Library Help
Online: Chat / Ask a Question

Learn more through these webpages:

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
J. Willard Marriott Library
James E. Faust Law Library
McKay Music Library

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The EHSEB computer lab is fully operational and with standard capacity.
To get support inside EHSEB:



7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Closed: Holidays and closures
Room: 3100 / Computer Suite | Floor Map
Phone: 801-213-3522
Form: Submit a service ticket

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The store has resumed normal operations. The store will continue to offer curbside pickup and encourage patrons to take advantage of this service.


7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Location: Floor Map
Phone: 801-581-8049
Web: for holiday closures or other University Campus Stores

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The England Hub Bistro reopens Monday, January 10, 2022.
Winter Semester Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: First Floor

Closed Monday, January 17, 2022.

Other Nearby Dining Options

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FeedU Pantry

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.

More info:
EHSEB Satellite Location
FeedU Pantry Website

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 U of U Health

COVID-19 Central @theU