COVID-19 classroom monitoring update

January 30, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Jan. 20 Utah Valley University released an announcement via email regarding the process of COVID-19 classroom monitoring. The announcement noted that at-home testing and public/private testing has affected the accuracy of the number of cases across campus. Wayne Vaught, provost senior vice president of academic affairs, Robin Ebmeyer, director of emergency management and safety […]

University snow day policy updates

January 7, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes As winter sets in and the days are filled with snow, Utah Valley University implements a new snow day policy. Wayne Vaught, provost senior vice president of academic affairs, Val Peterson, vice president of administration and strategic relations, and Robin Ebmeyer, director of emergency management and safety, sent out the update before the winter break. […]

Tuminez explains campus updates in presidential forum

September 7, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Utah Valley University’s recent vaccine mandate stems from the school’s responsibility to protect students, and is an important safety measure to allow campus life to continue in person, said President Astrid Tuminez in the first “Talk with Tuminez” forum of the semester.  “The first thing I want to say is this pandemic has created … […]

UVU to require COVID-19 vaccination by spring 2022

September 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University will require on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in 2022, the university announced on Monday Aug. 30. They will join other universities: University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University. They are still developing plans.  “The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) recently provided the state’s public universities […]

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 […]