COVID-19 Case Management
Confirmed BYU Cases: Summer Term
Students, Faculty, or Staff as of July 13
This number includes individuals either working at BYU or enrolled in classes during summer term and have been physically present in the local campus community. There were 15 such cases during spring term. The number of confirmed cases in winter semester among individuals either working at BYU or enrolled in classes on campus was 21.
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.
This information will help us to reduce the spread of the disease by making sure appropriate areas of campus are cleaned and disinfected. The Utah County Health Department will continue to do contact tracing and notifications for confirmed cases.
Effectively protecting against and managing COVID-19 in a campus community requires individuals to perform daily symptom checks, get tested for COVID-19 if symptomatic, self-report test results, and follow isolation or quarantine instructions. The university will also arrange for diligent contact tracing and testing of asymptomatic individuals as needed.
Healthy Together App
BYU students and employees are strongly encouraged to download and use the Healthy Together App. This app facilitates symptom checking, contact tracing and test scheduling.
All symptomatic individuals, as well as those who have been in direct, close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case should be tested for COVID-19. Testing is available at the BYU Student Health Center as well as multiple areas throughout Utah. Additionally, BYU has and will require some testing of asymptomatic BYU students and employees. Information about this testing is communicated through department leaders directly to individuals to be tested.
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 to continue their coursework remotely.
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or who has been in direct, close contact with a likely case of COVID-19 should be seen by a medical professional and then call the Utah County Health Department at 801-851-4357 for further instructions.
Individuals must adhere to instructions to isolate, quarantine or practice physical distancing given to them from the Utah County Health Department, health care providers or BYU.
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 for those who are returning from a high-risk area. Direct close contact means being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to 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 14 days since their last exposure.
Physical distancing is a practice for all to follow. Public health officials recommend remaining at least 6 feet apart from others.
Criteria to return to campus: Individuals may leave isolation or quarantine in accordance with the above instructions and those they receive from the Utah County Health Department. BYU is partnering closely with the Utah County Health Department and may assist as appropriate.