COVID-19 Guidance for Employees

Last updated  2:00 pm MST, Sept. 21, 2022

The information on this page is consolidated for employees. Please consult the University’s COVID-19 website as the main central source of all expectations, precautions, and guidelines for campus stakeholders. The Public Health Advisory COVID Team and COVID Response Team continue to inform these efforts.

The Division of Human Resources can help answer questions and direct you to resources.

University's COVID-19 page      Contact HR Advising

 Free COVID-19 at-home tests

Working on Campus

The University encourages employees and supervisors to have individual discussions about expectations and the ability to work at traditional workspaces while balancing the risk of COVID-19. Please consider the following.

Self assessment

We encourage employees to:

  • Evaluate personal risk
    Think about you and your family's risk tolerance and the impact in the event you were to contract coronavirus.
  • Review CDC guidelines
    Carefully review the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, review specific information about the disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.

  • Consult your PCP as needed
    If you have questions about your own risk factors after reviewing the information provided by the CDC, we strongly encourage you to consult with your Primary Care Physician or a medical specialist (as appropriate).

If employees wish to discuss temporary modified work conditions

We strongly encourage employees to have a discussion with their manager/supervisor about possible temporary modified work conditions and/or expectations.

  • If, after discussing temporary modified work conditions, the employee has concerns based on their own disability or medical condition
    You may connect with the DRC for options. The DRC may ask for medical documentation to assess reasonable accommodation. Medical information will be kept confidential. Contact the DRC at or 520-621-3268.
  • If, after discussing temporary modified work conditions, the employee has concerns based on other risk-factors or related issues (e.g., age-related or caregiver concerns)
    You  may connect with Human Resources for support in working together. Contact Human Resources at


You have multiple options for COVID-19 testing.

Employee Vaccine Guidance

Due to an injunction issued by a federal court, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force is not currently enforcing the federal contractor vaccine requirement. At this time, and consistent with Task Force guidance, the University will similarly not enforce the federal contractor vaccine requirement. We continue to strongly encourage employees to get vaccinated and verify their vaccination status.

COVID-19 Vaccine Document Upload

Verification request form

Face Coverings

Based on current public health conditions and aligned with CDC guidance, masks are recommended, but not required, in most indoor spaces including classrooms.

Face Coverings Guidance

To help ensure the health and well-being of our entire campus community, the University will continue to monitor public health conditions and engage in preventive efforts based on the advice of Arizona public health officials and experts. Please note that, in accordance with Section 15-1650.05 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, the University may require students and/or employees to comply with mandatory COVID-19 testing in the event of a significant outbreak, as determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

COVID-19 Workplace Positive Case Guidance

Update - 2:00 pm, Sept. 21, 2022

Please review the recommended processes for supervisors and employees when someone working onsite tests positive for COVID-19.

View the Employee Guidance

Flexible Work Resources

Help for employees and supervisors in structuring and planning for flexible work arrangements.

Flexible Work Guidelines and Resources

Tools, information, and ideas for navigating flexible schedules and flexible place agreements.

Guidance for flexible work

Technical Support

Information Technology can provide support working remotely.

IT for working remotely

Do you need more assistance?

Please contact HR Advising with questions.