Infectious Disease Plan

Level 3 on All Campuses






Normal Conditions

Normal Operations

Infectious disease poses minimal risk to campus.

  • Business as usual and monitor for risks.
  • Default level of readiness for the university.
  • Engaged in routine emergency preparedness.


Increased Readiness

Increased Readiness

Infectious disease poses an increased risk to campus.

  • Increased risk detected and monitored.
  • All employees report to work and students come to classes, unless sick.
  • Begin coordinating with local health officials.


Partial Activation

Partial Activation of Infectious Disease Plan

Confirmed cases of infectious disease in Utah.

  • Coordinating with state and county health officials and governor’s office.
  • University activities impacted.
  • Flexibility in policies to address risk of outbreak.
  • Events may be cancelled or postponed.
  • University travel restrictions expanded.
  • Faculty should make contingency plans to hold classes remotely.
  • Implementing containment strategies: self-isolation, event cancellation, encouraging social distancing, and staying home when sick.
  • Emergency Coordination Center partially activated.


Full Activation

Full Activation of Infectious Disease Plan 

Infectious disease poses a risk to campus communities.

  • Implement Emergency Coordination Center.
  • Cancel or postpone all campus events.
  • Cancel or postpone nonessential university travel.
  • Deliver classes remotely.
  • Coordinate with health officials to manage potential cases on campuses.
  • Assess and address risk of campus community spread.
  • Develop and implement plan for students who live in on-campus housing.
  • Supervisors use flexibility with employee work schedules and assignments.
  • May suspend nonessential functions.
  • May ask employees to work remotely.
  • May suspend operation at Statewide campuses, educational sites and Extension centers and offices.


All Functions Performed Remotely/
Only On-Site Essential Functions

University Operations Remote/Only Essential Functions On-site

Widespread outbreak of infectious disease on campus or government issues order.

  • All functions and services must be performed remotely and off site except for essential functions that are designated for on-site operations. 
  • Limited, controlled access onto campuses.
  • Maintain essential on-site university operations, such as:
    • Security
    • Facilities maintenance
    • Animal care
    • Limited dining options
    • Limited housing options
    • IT infrastructure
    • Core financial functions
  • Suspend nonessential on-site university functions including on-campus support for research, education and outreach.
  • Execute plan for students who live in on-campus housing.
  • Address status of international students and scholars.
  • Support local community efforts and share resources as appropriate.