COVID test shortage at UVU

January 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19 cases have been increasing since school has been back in session and Utah Valley University is experiencing a shortage of tests. “We are being asked to conserve testing supplies at UVU and as a community,” wrote Robin Ebmeyer, director of emergency management and safety, in the announcement on Thursday. “Tests should be reserved for […]

Controversial mask mandate in response to Omicron surge

January 18, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Utah Department of Health reported a record-breaking count of 12,990 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Thursday. In response to the highly infectious Omicron variant, Salt Lake County has issued an indoor mask order Jan. 8 through Feb. 7.   The order applies to all Salt Lake County residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination […]

COVID-19 update: Pfizer approved by FDA

August 29, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fall semester started Aug. 23 with the majority of students back on campus. As per new mask legislation for universities state-wide, masks are not required on campus but Utah Valley University is asking unvaccinated students to wear their mask in the classroom. This is due to the high transmissibility of the delta variant. “Masks are […]

Officials urge students to ‘stay safe’ over fall break as state labels county ‘high risk’

October 15, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes After countless hours in front of computer screens and infinite Microsoft Teams meetings, fall break begins Thursday. But amid the excitement of fall-centric activities is the looming reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.  A reality that prompted a university-wide email earlier this week. In the email, President Astrid Tuminez urged students to maintain local health and […]