June 26, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family,

We have thoughtfully transitioned to Phase Blue on Wednesday, June 24 and are carefully monitoring our status daily as we reintegrate our students and employees back on campus.

When we made our decision on June 22 to move to Phase Blue, new cases in CO were declining. And while new cases in UT were rising, most of these were in northern part of the state. Southern Utah saw an increasing rate of new cases but the actual number of cases were not extremely high and have been declining since the high of 60 reported cases on June 18. These numbers were important in our decision making process. Further, we believe that the many preventive and protective measures we have reviewed, approved, and implemented will keep our RVU community as safe as reasonably possible.

As the pandemic continues its course, we realize that it is impossible to prevent all members in our RVU family from getting infected (e.g. exposure at grocery stores, gatherings, etc.). Our goal is to prevent and mitigate viral transmissions on our campus to the best of our ability. The personal accountability of each member of the RVU family to continue to follow recommended guidelines (e.g. Appropriately wearing a face mask, frequent washing of hands, social distancing, and staying home if you are ill) is absolutely critical to this mission.

To answer your questions regarding our reintegration process, our next COVID-19 Zoom Town Hall has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th at 2:00 PM. We welcome your questions and ask that they be submitted by noon on Monday, June 29th.

Please direct your questions to:

In the meantime, we invite you to view an instructional video featuring Dr. Drew Ambler on how to properly don and doff masks and gloves.

As you plan your return to campus, please review and become familiar with our reintegration process posted on our website.

Thank you for your professionalism and team work during this process to keep us RVU Strong!

Professionally Yours,

COVID-19 Response Team



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