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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 criteria is dependent on symptoms and vaccination status:

  • Adults (18+) who are experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should quarantine at home until they can be tested. If the test result is positive, these individuals should follow the isolation guidelines above. If the result is negative, these individuals may leave quarantine.
  • Adults (18+) who are not experiencing symptoms BUT are more than 6 months removed from a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR more than 2 months removed from a Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR unvaccinated against COVID-19 should quarantine at home for 5 days from the day they were exposed to COVID-19. These individuals may leave quarantine after the 5-day period if they have not developed any symptoms. These individuals should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, it is recommended that these individuals be tested 5 days after exposure to ensure a negative test result.
  • Adults (18+) who are not experiencing symptoms AND have received a booster dose OR a second dose of the Pfizer OR Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR a Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months do not need to quarantine. These individuals should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, it is recommended that these individuals be tested 5 days after exposure to ensure a negative test result.

Winter Semester 2022

January 1–April 22, 2022

(data as of Jan 25)

Winter Semester Cases Percentage of Campus Community
Active cases 181 <1%
Cases no longer in isolation 2,373

Active cases include individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 during winter semester 2022 (January 1–April 22) 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 39,445 people physically present in the campus community during winter semester 2022.

Winter Semester
Cases Percentage of Campus Community
Total cases 2,554 6.3%
Seven-day rolling average of new cases 60

Weekly Summary Daily Average Weekly Total
Week 1 (1/1–1/7) 91 638
Week 2 (1/8–1/14) 136 954
Week 3
(1/15–1/21)
93 651

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.

Chart comparing of daily reported new cases of COVID-19 between 2020 and 2021 academic years

Total number of reported cases during winter break 2021 (68), fall semester 2021 (855), summer break 2021 (35), summer term 2021 (63), spring term 2021 (39), winter semester 2021 (1,185), winter break 2020 (317), fall semester 2020 (3,634), summer term 2020 (166), spring term 2020 (16) and winter semester 2020 (21): 6,399.

Campus Vaccination Rates for Winter Semester 2022

Data as of Jan 24 (updated weekly)

Chart depicting number of vaccinations within the BYU community

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.