Protocol for COVID-19 Cases in In-Person Classes

This communication was sent Jan. 31, 2022.

Dear Weber State Students:

As the university continues to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases on our campuses, we have provided faculty and deans with guidelines for when in-person classes should temporarily move to an online delivery format.

Moving to online delivery:
An in-person class will temporarily move to online delivery (typically for one week) if:

  • The class instructor tests positive for COVID-19 or has been instructed to quarantine, or
  • The number of COVID-19 cases in the class equals or exceeds 10% of the students enrolled in that class section.

Returning to in-person classes:

A class will return to in-person instruction after the one-week period when:

  • The instructor can come back (i.e., no longer in quarantine), or
  • The percentage of students with COVID-19 falls below the 10% threshold.

Faculty have been encouraged to follow these guidelines and communicate with you in the event that an in-person class is changing temporarily. Please regularly check your student email account or Canvas for communications about this from your instructor(s).

Resources for online classes: 

  • Study Spaces: If one of your classes is temporarily moved to an online delivery format, and you have other classes still meeting in-person, there are study spaces available at both the Ogden and Davis campuses. Please note, some of these spaces allow you to make a reservation. If you login to a live or recorded lecture in a public space, we recommend using headphones with a built-in microphone. This protects the class content and the privacy of other students in the class.
  • Computer Labs: All of our labs are open across all campuses. Find specific hours of operation for each lab online.
  • Technology Checkout: We have laptops, mobile hotspots and webcams available for checkout through the Computer Labs and the Stewart Library.
  • Internet Resources: Find resources for students including deals on internet services, public WiFi hotspots and mobile hotspot checkout from the Stewart Library.

Also, as a reminder, if you are sick or have symptoms: 

  • Please stay home. 
  • Fill out the self-report form
  • Work with your faculty to stay caught up in your classes. 

We recognize the pandemic continues to present challenges and disruptions for all of us. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as the university continues to adjust to the changing circumstances caused by COVID-19.

Ravi Krovi
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Brett Perozzi
Vice President for Student Affairs