Dear RVU family,
It has been a very fast one week as we continue our reintegration efforts of Phase Yellow. Several of our Approved Employees have returned to work on campus, while others continue to work from home. Many of our department leaders are still working hard on completing their respective reintegration plans which must then be submitted for review and approval.
The SGA presidents, Zoe Roth (CO) and Paul Yang (SU), attended their first meeting with the CRT on Monday. Their contributions have been valuable and they have proven to be great representatives and advocates for the Colorado and Utah student bodies.
Utah continues to see increasing COVID-19 cases along with its bordering states Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada. However, Colorado continues to see a declining trend of new cases.
Health officials are still concerned about overall increasing cases due to factors including re-opening of the economy, gatherings of various sizes for different reasons, and the non-compliance of many Americans to use face coverings and practice responsible social distancing.
Due to the above reasons, it was felt that transitioning to Phase Blue today is premature and not in our RVU family’s best interest. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the rest of this week and reassess our situation on Monday, June 22 regarding Phase Blue.
We understand that this may be disappointing to some of you and we are all working hard to transition back as safely and wisely as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 Response Team