October 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Response Team Update

October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Response Team Update

Dear RVU Family,

COVID-19 cases continue to spike. Confirmed positive cases in Colorado increased 13.31% over last week’s numbers while Utah’s cases increased 12.21%.  Our positive Screening & Attestation cases and Contact Tracing cases are also on the rise. Almost all of these are due to transmission and exposures while off-campus. It is critically important that every is as vigilant off-campus as you are on-campus.

This week’s updates include:

  • COVID-19 Insurance Benefits:  Cigna, the insurance carrier for employees, extended its waiver of the cost share for COVID-19 testing and testing-related services until January 21, 2021. It is also waiving the cost-share for COVID-19 treatment-related visits at all sites of care, virtual or in person, and for both in and out of network providers until December 31, 2020.  Cigna also encourages employees to get the flu vaccine, which is covered at 100%. For further details, please visit the Cigna website.

Students on the Aetna plan will also receive 100% coverage for testing for those experiencing COVID symptoms. For additional information, please visit the RVU page at

  • CRT Town Hall.  As a reminder, please plan on attending the next COVID-19 Town Hall scheduled for Wednesday, November 11 at noon. Please submit any questions to the CRT by 2:00 PM Friday, November 6th. You should direct your questions to:
  • MYTH: Masks are only important if someone has symptoms.

FACT: People may have the SARS-CoV2 without even knowing, since symptoms can take 2-14 days to develop. Source  Wearing a mask will help in preventing the spread of the virus. Period.

Please adhere to all safety guidelines to do your part to protect everyone on and off campus. Let’s remain RVU Strong and have a safe Halloween!

Professionally yours,

COVID-19 Response Team




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