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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Impact on Spring Break

Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.


Dear UVU Students, 

As you begin preparations for the upcoming Spring Break, we ask that your planning includes being attentive to the changing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. Here are a few resources available to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable experience, wherever your travels may take you.  

Please avoid traveling to areas to which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assigned a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (restriction), such as China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. Also, please note that the State Department is discouraging all non-essential international travel. If your personal circumstances necessitate travel to a restricted destination or a high-risk area, please notify the Dean of Students Office (801-863-8311; palmeral@uvu.edu). Doing this will coordinate your return with CDC protocols (including self-isolating for 14 days) and help ensure the safety of our Wolverine community. Be advised that additional restrictions may occur without notice, and airlines may cancel flights without warning.  

In order to stay safe and have a memorable Spring Break for all the right reasons, please:

•  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick with a cough and fever.

•  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  

•  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

•  Minimize communal food.  

•  Please stay home if you feel sick, and urge others to do the same.  

This is a rapidly changing situation. We will continue to work diligently to keep you and all our fellow Wolverines safe. For many of you, the steps we are taking to protect the health of the community may involve significant inconvenience. Please accept my gratitude in advance for your goodwill and understanding. We are here to support you. Please continue to check uvu.info for the latest information about UVU’s actions pertaining to COVID-19. Most of all, take the opportunity of Spring Break to recharge your batteries, have some fun, and be safe.

Sincerely,

Kyle Reyes, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Utah Valley University