Working on Campus
Employees should stay home if they have symptoms of illness. Before going to the workplace each day, employees should specifically self-assess for signs of fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Employees who are symptomatic should be seen by a health care professional. Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should report the test result promptly to the university using this form.
Managers and supervisors may monitor employees for illness and, in some areas of campus, may perform temperature checks of employees. Supervisors will direct employees to return home if they exhibit any symptoms of illness while at work. Supervisors may contact BYU’s Compensation Department for guidance regarding employees who do not have sick leave as an option.
BYU employees working on campus will carefully adhere to disease prevention practices. This includes:
- Physical distancing
- Frequent hand washing
- Routine cleaning of work area
- Use of masks as required
Remote Work Arrangements
Any long-term remote work arrangements for administrative and staff employees (not students or faculty) will require a written agreement and a minimum of two levels of approval per the Remote Work Policy. Additionally, all personnel are expected to live and work in Utah (with limited exceptions).
- Employees should take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of disease and illness.
- Masks will only be required in certain areas and circumstances. The most up-to-date mask requirements can be found here.
- Employees needing accommodations in the workplace due to a disability should contact BYU’s Equal Opportunity Manager.
BYU will continue to monitor disease prevalence and prevailing public health guidance and urges members of the campus community to be vaccinated.
University Related Travel
BYU-related domestic travel has returned to the processes and protocols established prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, employees will still be required to follow COVID guidelines for the states and venues they are visiting.
Most international travel locations are still restricted for faculty, administrative and staff travel. Employees may apply for a travel exception from the International Vice President by submitting a BYU Employee Travel Exception Form. Most requests are reviewed by the IVP within 48 hours. All international travelers are still required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Please keep in mind that entry requirements due to COVID-19 vary for each country, some not only require the first series (or one shot for J & J), but also a booster vaccine. Some countries may also require a negative test result for entry and even post entry. You can find a list of international locations that are now available here (after receiving approval from your supervisor through Chrome River) and entry requirements for each country at the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 country specific information page. Assistance for personal international travel is not available at this time.
BYU guests are expected to follow current campus COVID protocols when on campus.