General COVID-19 FAQ

 
From the Source
Learn about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where do I find COVID-19 case counts for Utah?

Visit the Utah Department of Health to get the latest on COVID-19 in Utah.

Is USU testing for COVID-19?

USU currently provides testing on the Logan campus to symptomatic students living either on or off campus. To get a test on campus, students must have symptoms of COVID-19 and must complete the COVID-19 Questionnaire. Testing is also available otherwise in Logan and across Utah

What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19?

Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been tested must complete the COVID-19 Questionnaire so USU can trace contacts and provide support. Please follow USU's protocol if you have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed case.

If I'm sick or get tested for COVID-19, should I tell anyone?

Fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire if you are ill and are getting tested, waiting on test results, received a positive COVID-19 test result, have had close contact with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or if you have been asked to quarantine or isolate. The information you provide gives university offials the chance to reach out to you and ensure you have what you need to quarantine or isolate, whether you are a student or employee.

Someone in my household has COVID-19, what should I do?

If someone in your household tests positive, whether that is a housemate, roommate, or significant other, you must stay home and quarantine.  

Will I know if someone at USU has COVID-19?

Because the result of a COVID-19 test is protected health information, the community will not know the identity of someone who has a confirmed case of the virus. The results of all COVID-19 tests are sent first to state health officials who then inform the local health district, who work with the individual to investigate direct contacts and ensure they self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease. USU officials rely on individuals who receive positive tests to inform the university so we can work with them to accommodate their needs, and the needs of their close contacts, during self-isolation. If someone in the USU community tests positive for COVID-19, USU officials follow a protocol to protect others.

I work with someone who went home sick. How do I know if they have COVID-19?

Anyone who is ill has a right to privacy. If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, the local health department will work with them to identify direct contacts and determine who else must self-isolate as a precautionary measure. USU also has a protocol in place when there is contact with someone who may have COVID-19.

USU is asking anyone who is ill to stay home and away from others. This is important as individuals who contract COVID-19 are most contagious when they are symptomatic. Everyone in our community should practice prevention hygiene and social distancing to prevent the spread. 

I feel anxious about COVID-19. What can I do?

It can be stressful to hear about the spread of a new virus. You can channel your concern into action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Practice prevention hygiene, social distancing, and seek out resources to support your mental wellness.

Should I wear a face covering?

USU Policy requires that everyone on a USU campus or center in the state wear a face covering, even outside if you cannot stay 6 feet from others. Face coverings should also be worn off-campus in public locations and retail establishments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I want to get tested for COVID-19. Where can I go?

If you are sick with any symptoms, even mild ones, you must stay at home and self-isolate. According to the Utah Department of Health, anyone experiencing one of six symptoms should seek testing: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, decreased sense of smell, or a sore throat. Learn more about testing locations in Utah.

What is USU doing to keep the campus community informed?

Utah State provides frequent updates to www.usu.edu/covid-19 with new information about how the university is preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. You may also receive updates through emails to your usu.edu email address and through USU's alert system.  

How does USU enforce public health guidelines and directions from public health officials?

The Office of Student Conduct and Residence Life enforce USU's student code provisions on health and safety. A series of escalating actions are applied based on the seriousness of the policy violation. Serious policy violations, such as repeated face covering violations, or leaving self-isolation for a social gathering, may result in probation and temporary suspension. Report student health and safety violations to Student Conduct.

Supervisors are expected to enforce USU's policy on face coverings and other public health directives. Please share your concerns about an employee violating policy or directives.