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.
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, masks, 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 common spaces, apartments, and during open house hours in Helaman Halls with the following restrictions. All individuals must be physically distanced by six feet and all individuals must wear a mask. All individuals must be in compliance with the State of Utah high transmission guidelines, which state that social gatherings must have 10 or fewer individuals. Individual efforts and choices will determine whether or not visitors will continue to be allowed in the residence halls during winter semester 2021.
Return to Housing
BYU encourages students to not return to campus if they are currently in isolation, quarantine, or are symptomatic. Students should return to housing when it is safe for them, and their roommates, to do so. All students are strongly encouraged to download and utilize the Healthy Together App to facilitate symptom checking, contact tracing and test scheduling.