COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 Testing – Spring Semester

ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF

For symptomatic or confirmed exposure (via contact tracing)

University students, faculty or staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call the University of Utah health and testing hotline at 801-587-0712 or visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/reserve-test/ to schedule an appointment through University of Utah Health.

Students, faculty and staff can also visit the state’s coronavirus site at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/ to find additional testing locations.

U of U Health faculty and staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call work Wellness at 801-581-2227 (select option 1) before returning to work.

Read details for All Students, Faculty and Staff (including healthcare works)

COVID-19 Vaccine Progress & Availability

Get the most current information for the COVID-19 Vaccination through the University of Utah Health.

Eccles Library Services Updates

This page contains relevant information related to the Eccles Health Sciences Library current operations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic including updates to operations, access to online resources, and other helpful links.

 

  • Live Chat/Help/Reference, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Open a Chat
  • Phone help: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-581-5534
  • Text help: Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-903-2182
  • Email us: via our Ask EHSL Form

 

Library Hours


Holiday closures & reduced hours

Monday – Wednesday, December 21 – 23, 2020: Closed, Online Help 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., student ID access
Thursday, December 24, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Friday, December 25, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Monday, December 28, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Tuesday, December 29, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Wednesday, December 30, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Thursday, December 31, 2020: Closed, student ID access
Friday, January 1, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 15, 2021: Closed, Online Help 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., student ID access
Monday, January 18, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Monday, February 15, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Monday, May 31, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Monday, July 5, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Friday, July 23, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Monday, September 6, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Thursday – Friday, November 25 – 26, 2021: Closed, student ID access
Friday, December 24, 2021: Closed, student ID access

 

Starting August 3, 2020 

 

Live Chat/Help/Reference, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Open a Chat
Phone help, Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-581-5534

 

Level of Transmission: HIGH

The University of Utah is currently operating under health guidelines for a high level of transmission of coronavirus. In the high transmission level, face coverings are required in all settings, a physical distance of 6 feet from others should be maintained and private social gatherings are limited to 10 people. This status aligns with a new COVID-19 Transmission Index implemented by the state of Utah on Oct. 15, 2020. The index uses a high, moderate and low framework based on public health metrics that correspond directly with case rates, positivity rates and ICU use in a county. In addition to state guidelines, a full list of campus guidelines while in the high transmission level can be found below. Members of the campus community should also protect themselves and our healthcare system as we enter flu season by getting a flu shot.

 

U Libraries COVID-19 Guidance


We are working to ensure the University of Utah teaching and learning experience remains exceptional. As we continue to support remote teaching and learning, we are developing a phased approach to reopening and resuming access to in-person services when it is safe to do so.

 

Contact Us From Home


Our chat services are available Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm.

 

Accessing Collections


Our collections are available online or through home delivery. Search our catalog for electronic and physical resources. If the item you are interested is available as an electronic copy, the e-version will be supplied to you in place of the physical copy. Email us with the title, author, and year of publication of the item(s) you are interested in or call 801-581-5282.

 

Students Who Need A Laptop


University of Utah students who need a laptop sent to them, should email Union Services Desk with their name, UNID, phone number, and mailing address. A library laptop will be mailed out within two business days.

 

On-campus Wireless Access – UConnect


Access on-campus wireless network via uconnect.

 

Checked Out Materials


We have pushed the due date on your items out and will continue to adjust if necessary. If you have left the state and are not returning in the fall, please let the circulation team know and we will work out a way for you to return them.

All technology items, such as laptops and hotspots, are currently on loan through the end of summer semester.

Books and other items also have extended due dates. Check your email for specific extended due dates on the items you have checked out.

 

Research & Instruction Support


We will continue to support requests for new electronic materials to be added to course reserve during the closure period, and we will be able to fulfill requests for document delivery electronically during this period as well. If you have questions, please contact ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu regarding course reserve or regarding interlibrary loan and document delivery.

  • Off Campus Access – Most library resources are available to current University students, faculty and staff from home or other remote locations. Login with your uNID and get easy access to library resources — article databases, e-journals, and e-books.
  • Research Databases A to Z – We offer access to thousands of books, articles, images, charts, and primary sources for all your research and project needs.
  • Online Journals
  • Research Guides are available to assist you with research, information, and reference

 

Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio


The Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio is opening on a reservation-only basis August 3. THE Studio will be open for reservations Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm. Library patrons may reserve THE Studio in advance here.

THE Studio COVID-19 Guidelines

  • NO ENTRY for those with COVID-19 symptoms in the last 48 hours
  • ONE (1) person limit within the THE Studio
  • 6-FOOT distancing
  • WASH HANDS upon entry and exit to and from the space

Before and after every studio session, library and custodial staff will perform a full cleaning of THE Studio’s equipment and space.

 

More Resources


We will keep this page up to date. You can also follow @ehslibrary on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for updates. COVID-19 updates and information related to the University of Utah and libraries.

University of Utah Health Coronavirus: COVID-19

University of Utah COVID-19 Central

 

Related Links


J Marriott Library Information

Faust Law Library information

McKay Music Library information

 

Contact


Ask Us (library chat and email, off-campus access information, research consultations, and other questions)

For library information, call:
801-581-5534

University of Utah Police:
801-585-2677 (5-COPS)