New COVID-19 Directives from Local Health Departments

This communication was sent to employees on April 2, 2020.

Dear Weber State Employees:

In the last 24 hours, both the Davis County and Weber-Morgan health departments have issued stronger public health orders, which include “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directives to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

These new guidelines instruct employers, including Weber State, to have employees work from home in order to protect their health and the health of our greater community. The orders require employers to be responsible and take all steps necessary to protect their employees and the public by eliminating the need for employees to be out of their homes.

Vice presidents and deans will identify faculty and staff who must work on campus in order to fulfill essential functions as soon as possible. All other employees must work from home.

In an effort to ensure as few people on campus as possible, the university will monitor building access.

Based on state and local public health orders, Weber State anticipates employees will need to continue to work from home until at least May 10. 

Depending on the status of Utah’s public health situation, the university may need to revisit this date and potentially extend the remote-work time frame. Our plan is to provide an update on the duration of the remote-work arrangement on, or before, May 1.

Thank you for your continued vigilance to protect your health, your loved ones and our greater community.

Dane LeBlanc

Director of Public Safety