Important Resources for Limited Research Activities on Campus During Orange Phase
Jun 10, 2020 4:30 PM
The University of Utah’s onsite research is still restricted to “Limited Research Activities” ONLY while the U remains in the Orange Phase. Please see the Research Alert Levels table for more information.
Please review the new policies and resources if you are currently conducting research onsite under the Orange Phase.
- Face Covering Policy: There is a campus-wide face covering policy described at the University’s return to campus website. While many resources on this site are provided in anticipation of the Fall semester, the face covering policy is in effect now and applies to everyone who comes to campus.
- Bridge Training and Attestation Form for Faculty & Staff: There is a new, mandatory safety training video and attestation form that must be completed for all faculty and staff who come to campus.
- Guidelines & Procedures to Request Undergraduate Employees in Onsite Research Activities: There is a new approval process for undergraduate students to participate in onsite research activities (on campus or at other University of Utah research sites or facilities). Students must be university employees paid from external grants (5000 funds). In addition, the PI must receive approval from (1) their Department Chair, (2) their Dean’s Office, and (3) the Dean’s Office of the student’s major, if different.
Approvals must be sent to SVP’s designee, not to the VPR office. Please see the linked PDF for more details.
The alert color phases and policies are fluid and will continue to change during the COVID-19 crisis. Please check the VPR COVID-19 website frequently for updates and announcements. Thank you for your continued support.
Andy Weyrich, Vice President for Research
Diane Pataki, Associate Vice President for Research
Erin Rothwell, Associate Vice President for Research