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Frequently Asked Questions

I tested positive for COVID-19. How long should I self-isolate?
Please follow the latest isolation guidelines provided by the CDC.

I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to quarantine?
Please follow the latest exposure guidelines provided by the CDC.

Do I need to submit a self-report to BYU if I tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19?
Individuals at BYU who test positive may, but are not required to, contact BYU Case Management at 801-422-7662 or casemanagement@byu.edu.

Do I need to notify my professor if I have COVID-19?
If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the latest isolation guidelines provided by the CDC. You may, but are not required to, notify your professors. Professors should follow established processes for responding to students with illness.

Am I required to wear a mask on campus?
Masks are optional in classrooms and other indoor spaces on campus, except in certain situations as directed. If you tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the isolation masking guidelines from the CDC. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow the recently exposed masking guidelines from the CDC.

Are vaccinations required?
BYU strongly encourages vaccination but at this point BYU is not requiring every employee or student to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to be on campus in Provo this upcoming semester. However, vaccination may be required for certain travel, research, or other programs to be determined in conjunction with applicable regulations and other guidelines.

Where can I get vaccinated?
Vaccine appointments are readily available throughout Utah, including the BYU Student Health Center. You can also visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you.

What does it mean to be “up to date” on COVID-19 vaccinations?
Please refer to the latest vaccination and booster guidelines from the CDC.

I have upcoming plans to attend a BYU-sponsored event. Are there any COVID-19 policies that I should be aware of?
BYU no longer requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to gain access to public events on campus (athletics, performing arts, and conferences).

There may be specific events where a guest artist or performing group requires proof of vaccination as a condition of their performance. BYU will honor those contractual agreements as established.

Masks are optional in classrooms and other indoor spaces on campus, except in certain situations as directed.

Adjustments to protocol regarding BYU events will continue to be monitored based on current local and national COVID-19 conditions.

Campus events may be planned and scheduled but events must abide by current BYU policies. As per policy, events that require Risk Management approval can be submitted through the Risk Management & Safety form.

I have upcoming travel plans through BYU this semester. What COVID-19 policies should I be aware of?
BYU-related domestic and international travel has returned to the processes and protocols established prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, employees, students, and other individuals will be required to follow COVID-19 guidelines established in the states and areas in which they will be visiting. For international travel, entry requirements will vary for each country, and thus it is required to become familiar with the country’s specific COVID-19 policies and procedures. For more information on travel restrictions, please refer to BYU’s International Travel website.

I tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling through BYU. What should I do?
Please adhere to local guidelines and protocols in order to understand your specific isolation timeline. Additional requirements may be in place in order to successfully return home (e.g. proof of negative COVID-19 test after the completion of isolation). Contact BYU Case Management at 801-422-7662 or casemanagement@byu.edu if you have additional questions.

If traveling internationally, please enroll in BYU’s international business traveler or student traveler medical insurance plan(s) through GeoBlue. The University has also partnered with Crisis24, a 24/7 international emergency assistance company to provide you with tailored pre-travel destination-specific trip briefs, crisis response, and Real-time in-country alerts pushed to your mobile device. When you book your trip through BYU Travel, you will receive a BYU/Crisis24 welcome email with important destination-specific information and instructions on how to download a Crisis24 mobile app.

In the event of a security, medical or travel-related crisis, you can call BYU’s dedicated International 24/7 Assistance Hotline at +1-312-470-3067. 

For additional global health resources, see BYU’s TravelSmart page.

I have further questions regarding COVID-19. Who do I contact?
You are welcome to contact BYU Case Management at 801-422-7662 or casemanagement@byu.edu.

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

BYU Case Management
801-422-7662
casemanagement@byu.edu

CDC Isolation Precautions
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fyour-health%2Fquarantine-isolation.html

CDC After Being Exposed to COVID-19 Precautions
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.html

CDC COVID-19 Vaccinations
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

Utah County Health Department
1-800-456-7707
https://health.utahcounty.gov/covid-19-coronavirus/