Members of each apartment should regularly assess their symptoms, practice proper hygiene and maintain adequate cleanliness to prevent disease transmission. Residents should bring disinfecting wipes and cleaners, face coverings, hand sanitizer and a thermometer.
University COVID-19 On-Campus Residence Life visitor restrictions have been updated to allow single students to have visitors in designated common spaces. Students hosting visitors in these areas must be in compliance with the State of Utah high transmission guidelines, which state that social gatherings must have 10 or fewer individuals, and all individuals must wear a mask.
Designated Visiting Areas
|Helaman Halls||Heritage Halls, Wyview Park & Foreign Language Student Residence|
Heritage Central Building rooms
Wyview Park Multi-purpose Building rooms
Foreign Language Student Residence 2nd and 3rd floor common rooms
While COVID-19 positive cases on campus overall have declined since a spike earlier this semester, there was a slight uptick in on-campus cases last week, and the campus, city and county all remain in a high-transmission category. On-Campus Residence Life is prepared to manage the opening of a few common spaces. Those spaces will remain open as long as state guidelines are followed. However, visitors will not be allowed in on-campus apartments or Helaman bedrooms at this time.
Households, Isolation, and Quarantine
Individuals living in the same apartment or housing unit will be considered a “household.” Consistent with public health guidance, in the event an occupant of a household shows symptoms of illness or tests positive for COVID-19, that individual will be expected to isolate. Other members of the apartment will be expected to quarantine. BYU has isolation and quarantine protocols in place for BYU students living in BYU On-Campus Housing. Students who are instructed to isolate or quarantine should contact their professors to continue their coursework remotely.
Isolation will be used for on-campus residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. More information.
Phased Return for Housing
On-campus: In order to provide a physically distanced and efficient move-in experience, a phased return to on-campus housing will occur over multiple days beginning August 17. This will facilitate physical distancing and help ensure no signs or symptoms of illness are present before students return to classes. Students will be assigned a specific arrival date that will be communicated through the housing message board in the afternoon on June 23.
Off-campus: BYU encourages students to return to off-campus housing early if possible to ensure no signs or symptoms of illness are present before returning to classes. All students are strongly encouraged to download and utilize the Healthy Together App to facilitate symptom checking, contact tracing and test scheduling.