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Find the latest information on the Coronavirus outbreak in Utah, including public health measures, contact information, news updates, and more.

Utah System Of Higher Education Updates COVID Testing Requirements For Students

The Utah System of Higher Education announced its new COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan today. The plan updates the USHE’s previous strategy and requires public colleges and universities in Utah provide testing opportunities to symptomatic individuals, conduct entry tests at the start of the spring 2021 semester and administer tests to students living on or coming to campus for in-person instruction. Additionally, further options for increased focused testing are to be offered.


USU also released information today about its 2021 testing plan, which includes administering rapid antigen tests to students on all residential campuses (Logan, Price, Blanding). These tests will be given as students return to campuses the week of Jan. 19.


Additional information about COVID-19 student testing at USU can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/covid-19/testing/student-testing.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!