Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Community COVID-19 Testing
There are more than 100 testing locations in Utah. Each testing site has different requirements and may offer different types of COVID-19 tests. Use the Utah COVID-19 testing site locator to find a testing location near you or call a healthcare provider.
Campus COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is available for free to all Westminster students and employees through Student Health Services during the primary academic year. Campus testing is conducted at the Student Health Services clinic on the lower level of the Shaw Student Center.
Student Health Services conducts COVID testing by appointment during the fall and spring semesters. Testing is typically available during Student Health Services business hours, Monday through Friday.
Please call 801.832.2239 to schedule an appointment. After you schedule an appointment, you must complete testing intake forms either over the phone or when you arrive for your appointment. Please wear a mask when you come in for testing if you have had close contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID, or if you are feeling symptoms of illness.
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should make an appointment to be tested if they are experiencing symptoms of illness or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you're experiencing symptoms, but are calling Student Health Services after hours, try scheduling a test with your health care provider or urgent care instead. You can also obtain and use an at-home COVID test.
The test itself will take about 5 minutes. You can wait 15–20 minutes after your test for in-person results, including getting a hard copy of the results if desired. To view test results after your appointment, download the Navica app to your smartphone.
The university's ability to create a safe and healthy campus will be a community effort. Do your part to keep fellow Griffins healthy and safe. Everyone, including contractors and visitors, must follow Westminster guidelines when on campus. Review the Policy on Complying with COVID-19 Guidance for more information.
Campus Services and Events
Nothing compares to being together on Westminster’s beautiful campus. Check the events calendar for performances, lectures, and activities that you can attend. All campus services are open and available. Check department pages for hours and appointment scheduling.
Residence Life is housing students at standard capacity. Westminster is taking several precautions to ensure the health of residential students:
- All residents and visitors are required to adhere to any applicable masking requirements.
- Students living on campus can expect housekeeping to continue to clean with CDC protocols in mind.
"We think of it as a medical-health-related issue. It's not. It touches on social and economic issues. It touches on history, philosophy, biology, and sociology. Westminster folks with this broad liberal arts education are especially well-suited to really understand and analyze the deeper issues that COVID brings up."
Online Learning Resources
The Office of Student Success and Retention created a collection of tips for online learning that you may find useful as you transition to online courses. Information Services has also compiled a list of useful technology for online learning.Learn More
Emergency Financial Aid
Currently enrolled students who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 can apply for emergency financial aid. Updates about funding are provided on a regular basis.Learn More
Westminster University makes institutional decisions in consultation with federal, state, and local advisories. You’re encouraged to stay informed and follow guidance from these public health agencies, in addition to the Westminster University guidance for being on campus.
Federal Guidance and Resources
State Guidance and Resources
- Utah Department of Health
- State of Utah Coronavirus Hotline: 1.800.456.7707
- Live On Suicide Prevention and Support
- Utah Fraud Squad