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COVID-19 Case Management

Effectively protecting against and managing COVID-19 in a campus community requires individuals to be vaccinated, perform daily symptom checks, get tested for COVID-19 if symptomatic or otherwise directed, self-report test results, and follow contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine protocols. BYU is partnering with the Utah County Health Department to facilitate this process.

COVID-19 Self Reporting

BYU students and employees attending classes or working on campus are required to report a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 to BYU. The result may be reported via this form. Students who are instructed to isolate or quarantine should contact their professors. Employees who are instructed to isolate or quarantine should contact their supervisor.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is an important component of successfully preventing and managing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Testing of symptomatic individuals: This testing is offered to BYU students and employees at the BYU Student Health Center and multiple other locations in Utah County. Click here for additional information.
  • Close contact testing: This testing is offered to BYU students and employees who have been in direct close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. Testing is offered at the BYU Student Health Center. Click here for additional information.
  • Focused testing: This testing will be directed by BYU’s Unified Command. Individuals selected for focused testing will be provided with additional information.

Isolation/Quarantine

Individuals must adhere to instructions to isolate and quarantine as given to them from the Utah County Health Department or BYU’s Contact Tracing Team.

Isolation is required for those who have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Also, individuals who are symptomatic and awaiting a test result should self-isolate. As general guidance, individuals who know they had COVID-19 or had symptoms and think they had COVID-19, should be aware of CDC recommendations for ending isolation.

Quarantine is for those who have had direct close contact with a confirmed case and have not been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks prior to contact. Direct close contact means being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. During quarantine, individuals should self-monitor for symptoms. Because of the incubation period of COVID-19, individuals in quarantine should stay home and monitor for symptoms for 10 days since their last exposure. Individuals who live with someone who has COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days. Individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 by someone outside of their household may be able test out of quarantine after 7 days following these recommendations from the Utah Department of Health.

The CDC currently recommends that vaccinated individuals who come into direct, close contact with a positive case of COVID-19 be tested 3–5 days after contact and wear a mask for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

Fall Semester 2021

(as of Oct 21)

Fall Semester Data Cases Percentage of Campus Community
Active cases 20 0.05%
Cases no longer in isolation 390
graph depicting the number of daily active cases of COVID-19 within the campus community

Active cases include individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 during fall semester 2021 (August 26–December 17) and are currently in isolation. The number of reported cases includes students, faculty and staff who tested positive while either working at BYU and have been physically present in the local campus community. There are 40,068 people physically present in the campus community during fall semester 2021.

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Fall Semester
Cases Percentage of Campus Community
Total cases 410 1.02%
Seven-day rolling average of new cases 4
graph depicting the number of daily new cases of COVID-19 within the campus community


Weekly Summary Daily Average Weekly Total
Week 1 (8/26–9/1) 5.3 37
Week 2 (9/2–9/8) 8.1 57
Week 3 (9/9–9/15) 6.7 47
Week 4 (9/16–9/22) 8 56
Week 5 (9/23–9/29) 12.4 87
Week 6 (9/30–10/6) 8.9 62
Week 7 (10/7–10/13) 6.1 43
Week 8 (10/14–10/16) 2.9 20

Note: There may be small differences in the Weekly Summary chart as BYU continues to receive additional information. Reported cases may be counted in a different semester or term based on testing date.

This data is based on the number of cases reported to BYU each week from a variety of sources including self-reporting, the BYU Student Health Center, and focused, risk-based testing.

Total number of reported cases during summer break 2021 (35), summer term 2021 (63), spring term 2021 (39), winter semester 2021 (1,185), winter break (317), fall semester 2020 (3,634), summer term 2020 (166), spring term 2020 (16) and winter semester 2020 (21): 5,476.

Fall Semester 2020/2021 Comparison

Campus Vaccination Rates for Fall Semester 2021

Data as of Oct 18 (updated weekly)

chart showing number of vaccinated faculty, staff, and students at BYU
**Full Campus: Duplicates between students, faculty, and staff removed.

We ask the BYU campus community to help us track the spread of COVID-19. If you have tested positive for the virus or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, please fill out this form.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

This information will help us to reduce the spread of the disease.